Finn Pietersen, Upper Sixth
I play for Wasps Academy and have been playing for the U18s throughout the last season in the U18 Academy League. We finished 4th in the country having lost the 3rd/4th playoff at the Allianz Stadium. I am now currently playing for the U17s, as the U18 league has finished. I am also playing U17 county cricket throughout this coming summer. Throughout this year I have played 1st team Rugby and Cricket. The school helps massively, as I have easy access to the school gym and have specific gym programmes to aid my development. As well as this I have many opportunities to play other sports such as hockey to broaden my sporting skills.
Tom Price, Upper Sixth
I have a contract with the Gloucestershire County Cricket Academy which I have been involved with other the last 6 years. Through this I have had opportunities to play for the Gloucestershire 2nd XI on numerous occasions over the last 2 years and to be selected for the English Schools Cricket Association XI (a national team selected from across the 4 regions from players who have played in the annual Bunbury festival, a national U15s tournament) at Lords where I won the award for the best all-round performance. The school has also played a massive role in my development, through giving me the honour of playing for the 1sts when only 13 and by having employed a Level 4 Coach in Alan Duncan, of which there are very few across the country, who coaches me up to 4 times a week at school alone. I am very grateful to the school as well for having the flexibility to allow me to go down to Bristol on Wednesdays in school time for extra training with Gloucestershire and also for offering mentoring to help me manage to balance both my school work with my cricket, which has been invaluable. The school is really helping me in reaching my goal of becoming a first-class cricketer.
James Price, Upper Sixth
Whenever someone asks me whether my favourite sport is Hockey or Rugby, I simply can never choose. Since a young age I've played for both Banbury Hockey and Rugby Club, and have since gone on to represent Oxfordshire County and the Mercia Lynx Regional Hockey Team, one of 4 teams from all boys across the country. In Rugby, I have also played County level and have been lucky enough to be involved in the Wasps Academy from the age of 14. I was included in the squad for the Wellington Festival, which included the top 400 players at my age in the country. I've also been honoured to represent the school at 1st Team level for both sports, and being part of the U13 team that came 3rd place in the National Hockey tournament, and reaching the last 16 of the Natwest Cup at U15 level.
Kiran Patel, Upper Sixth
I play for Oxfordshire U17 county hockey and have gone on to regional Futures Cup in the England Hockey Single System. I also play for Reading Hockey Club, and have made my debut for the men's 1st XI in Men's Hockey National Premier league. In school I have played for the A team in rugby, hockey and cricket and have also played for the school hockey 1st team. School has helped with my overall fitness and injury prevention in the gym, as well as helping manage my time between sport for my clubs, school and other teams. Outside of school I also help coach the U10 at Oxford Hawks hockey club and play for Cumnor Cricket Club.
Gregor McKenzie, Lower Sixth
I am currently involved with the England Regional U16 golf team and am in the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire (BB&O) U18 county squad for golf. Last year my highest finish in a major competition was T1st at the Scottish U14 Championships, only to lose in the play-off. Last year I also competed in the Junior World Championships held in San Diego and the Loretto Simmers Cup and I won the Loretto competition. I am currently playing off of a 3 handicap but am looking forward to a good 2016 season. The school is very helpful with getting me time off for competitions and giving me time to practise instead of afternoon sport sessions. We also went on a golf tour to Portugal with school, which was a great opportunity for warm weather practice.
Gabriel Curreli, Upper Fourth
I play tennis about 6 or 7 days a week at NOLTC and I have reached 7th in the country. I just finished the U12 season a couple of months ago and finished at 23rd in the country. I have recently participated in numerous national events, including Gosling where I reached the quarters. I have represented the county in numerous occasions (both Essex and Oxfordshire) and with both these counties I participated in the county cup (most recently with Oxfordshire) and in both cases we reached the national finals. We came 3rd with Essex and 6th with Oxfordshire. I have also taken part in numerous regional training camps outside school. As well as this, I represent my club North Oxford in the men’s B team in doubles in both training sessions and matches.
For the school, I play for the 1st team and train with them on a Thursday after school. Our highlight so far was probably when we played Radley College in a schools national event and beat them in the deciding tiebreak . I will be representing the school in the U15 festival and in ISTA for my age group.