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Spotlight On: Winter Sports Captains 

The winter sports season is a highlight in the School year, with our boys competing in the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools (AAGPS) competitions across Rugby, Football, Volleyball and Cross Country. 

To lead each of the teams and sports into the season the Masters in Charge (MIC) have selected young men who model exemplary values and character of Kingsmen and have displayed consummate leadership qualities.

To lead the 1sts Volleyball this season, Volleyball MIC Mr Bobby Gange has selected Year 12 student Jonathan. 

According to Mr Gange, “Jonathan has been an exceptional leader for our Volleyball team this season. Despite his quiet and unassuming demeanour, Jonathan inspires his teammates to strive for excellence, not only on the volleyball court but also in academics and community involvement”. 

We look forward to seeing strong results from the team under Jonathan’s leadership. 

Captain of the Cross Country team for this season will be Year 12 student Jackson. Jackson has been a valued member of the Cross Country team for many years according to MIC of Cross Country Mr Ben Gavan, who is confident he will be a strong leader for what is a young Senior Cross Country team. 

“He (Jackson) is an outstanding runner who not only leads with his performances but also with his positive personality and strong work ethic; traits that make him a wonderful role model for our 90-strong team,” says Mr Gavan. 

Under Jackson’s leadership, the team will look to gain valuable experience and be a strong force in the very competitive AAGPS competition. 

To lead the Rugby program at King’s, MIC Mr Patrick Hilgendorf took into account the history and context of the sport at the School. 

Ultimately two leaders were selected, Year 12 students Isamu and Charlie, both of whom have been part of the senior Rugby squad since Year 10. 

Speaking of the selections, Mr Hilgendorf says, “Isamu is a natural leader around the School and has established a great culture leading Bishop Barker Harris along with his executive monitor character portfolio. He is selfless, looking out for others and reinforcing the School values on and off the field”. 

“Charlie is a natural leader on and off the field whose actions speak louder than his words. His work ethic and determination towards all aspects of his school life are highly commendable,” says Mr Hilgendorf. 

MIC of Football, Mr Peter Denyer, has also selected two captains to lead the Football program this year.

Year 12 students Toby and Josh have been selected to lead the team in what will be a competitive AAGPS competition. 

Mr Denyer says, “Toby is the quintessential leader who has rallied the boys to get to training sessions beginning in October of 2023, the team respects him as a player, leader and a young gentleman”. 

“Josh leads by example, with his dedication and on-field performances. He is in his 4thseason as a 1st XI player and was selected in the AAGPS representative side which played in the CIS championships,” says Mr Denyer. 

We look forward to seeing the efforts and performances of all our teams this winter sports season, as the boys proudly represent the School.

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