Year 8 District Cup Final
Astley Cooper School 0 Kings Langley School 5
A long season for the Kings Langley School Year 8 Football Team came toand end in the Dacorum Schools' DistrictCup Final on Friday against Astley Cooper School. The first half was evenly contested, with neither side dominating,but a goal from Max Lacey gave Kings Langley a 1-0 lead at half time. After introducing a couple of tactical changes, Kings Langley began to take control of the second half with Alfie Williams marshalling the midfield. A swifter passing game saw Kings Langley begin to dominate and further goals from Max Lacey (2), William Hodgins and Alfie Williams saw Kings Langley run out 5-0 winners. Man of the Match went to Max Lacey for an excellent performance and three goals.This result comes off the back of a hugely successful season which saw the team reach the County Cup Final, losing narrowly to Aldenham School.
Year 10 Football District Cup Final
Cavendish School 2 Kings Langley School 3 (aet)
Kings Langley School's Year 10s claimed the Dacorum Schools' District Cup after a closely fought victory over Cavendish School on Friday evening at Kings Langley Football Club.
A blustery evening played its part as Cavendish School took control of the first half and utilised the wind to put the Kings Langley defence under pressure and take a two goal lead at half time. A change of formation at half time paid dividends as Kings Langley started to take control of midfield, with Daniel Lawson playing a leading role.
The pace of Ashley Marchant up front started to cause problems for the Cavendish defence who gave away a number of fouls in the process.Kieran Donaldson's deliveries from the resulting free-kicks caused panic in the Cavendish defence and eventually saw Kings Langley claw one goal back as he scored direct from 25 yards out.
Kings Langley pressed for an equaliser and Cavendish's inability to clear a ball from their box saw Donaldson score his second to take the game to extra-time. Two minutes before the dreaded penalty lottery, another Donaldson free-kick was only partially cleared by the Cavendish defence and a half volley from Daniel Lawson hit the bottom right hand corner to see Kings Langley crowned as champions.
Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls who after an incredibly close game fought hard to win the District Plate.
The Year 8 Boys beat off tough opposition to win the District Indoor Athletics title held at Cavendish School. Some outstanding sprinting from Tommy Gerard and Triple Jump from Immanuel Ndungu has enabled the boys to reach the County Finals which are being held in March. The Year 8 Girls just missed out on joining them after they finished runners-up.
Our Year 8 Girls became County Champions at Hemel Stags RLFC beating a number of schools to the title. Some brilliant team work and tough tackling from all the girls sees them travel to Berkshire shortly for the Regional Finals.
Congratulations to the Year 8 Boys who won the Camelot Floodlit Championships this week. An unbeaten tournament meant that they have remained unbeaten at a District level for two years. Their success was followed by the Year 9 Boys who finished runners-up to a strong Longdean side.
Our U/15 Girls and Boys Volleyball teams qualify for the Hertfordshire Level 3 County finals held at Presdales School, Ware for the very first time.Although a little nervous, both teams performed extremely well, with the girls finishing in an excellent 4th and the boys a brilliant 3rd place. Both teams showed some outstanding teamwork during the day, with notable performances coming from Milly Clements-Moore, Lauren Gooden, Lewis Hodginsand Matt Davis.
Former Kings Langley student and Olympic Gold Medalist, Athony Joshua, returned to Kings Langley on Monday 9th June to be involved in a Question and Answer session with a group of students. Anthony answered a large number of questions about his life and sporting experiences, as well as taking the time to sign autographs and have his picture taken with many students and staff.
As part of Anthony's visit a film crew from Matchroom Productions and the Watford Observer accompanied him to record his interview, which will be aired onSky and ITV4 later this year. The crew also interviewed Mr Annett about Anthony's time at Kings Langley as well as Anthony walking around his old school.
The Kings Langley students involved with the interview hada real day to remember and commented on how inspirational Anthony was. Anthony very kindly gave a pair of his gloves to Mr Annett to be used in the new school's 'Hall of Fame'.
Jonathan Boyton, an International Sprint Canoeist(17 time British Champion, World Cup Finalist and Youth Olympics representative), visited Kings Langley on Friday 6th June to work with some of our elite athletes. The focus of the day was 'Balancing School and High Level Sport' and Jonathan worked alongside Mr Annett to deliver a number of group activities, including some egg throwing, a spider's web and canoeing.