“Our school sporting philosophy is to make sure that every child has the opportunity to represent the school in a team every term. ”
Rugby at King's Hall
Rugby at King’s Hall starts with the tag version of the game, with the six and seven year old boys in the Pre-Prep. Tag rugby continues with the next age group and then contact rugby starts with the eight and nine year olds. Matches against other schools start with the seven and eight year olds and then, in accordance with the RFU Continuum, we have a comprehensive fixture list stretching up to our top team, the 1st XV.
Girls are given the opportunity to play contact rugby during Saturday activities.
Our school sporting philosophy is to make sure that every child has the opportunity to represent the school in a team every term. We therefore had eleven rugby teams last term all of whom enjoyed success and above all had lots of fun. Our three senior teams played very successfully and won 80% of their matches, usually against much larger opposition.
Coaching & Rugby Tours
The Year 8 boys go on a rugby tour every other year, usually to France, but during a recent October half term holiday they traveled to Barcelona and had a terrific time. Coaches and Sixth Form boys from King's College regular come and help with games sessions, and also many of our boys are members of Taunton RFC and Wellington RFC, our two local clubs, and so have extra coaching and matches on Sundays.
Every year we have 4-5 boys from the 1st XV who are selected to play for the Somerset Prep Schools XV and also some who are selected to play for the South West Barbarians XV. We have had two Year 8 boys who went on and played for the England Under 13 Barbarians XV, and we regularly have success in Rugby Sevens tournaments.
Each year we also enter the National Prep Schools' Rugby Sevens Tournament held in London in March. This is offered to pupils in Year 7 to train and Year 8 to train and complete. They have three to four tournaments during the Lent Term.