Gregor M, Upper Sixth
I am currently the vice-captain of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire U18 county golf team, and am part of the Scottish U18 national squad. In 2017 I was able to win the South of England Boys U16 championship and I made the cut in my first ever professional event at the Golf Citizen Abu Dhabi Open. Unfortunately I have been injured for most of 2018, however the continued support from the school, especially regarding work in the gym, has put me in a much stronger position heading into 2019 where I will be competing in America in the NCAA Division 1.
Harry Startin, Lower Sixth
I currently play for Sussex County Cricket Club at U17 and U18 level and have recently been granted a place in their Academy. I’ve been involved with Sussex for the past 4 years thanks to the partnership between Oxfordshire and Sussex at age group level. Due to this, I have been able to go on many tours such as a trip to Abu Dhabi and have been exposed to many excellent players and coaches in the form of not only opposition but the pro staff at Sussex as well. Over the past 4 years, MCS has been pivotal in my development as a cricketer, through advice both on and off the field as well as through their flexibility and allowing me to travel down to Hove for my training during the week. Having a level 4 coach, Alan Duncan, employed at the school has also been invaluable for my success as I see him for training up to four times a week. His and the school’s commitment to me is really helping me reach my goal of playing first class cricket.
Alfie Beckett, Lower Sixth
I play rugby for Wasps Academy and have gone to regional tournaments across the country. I also play for Oxford Rugby Club, and was captain for many years. In school I play for the 1st XV rugby 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. Sport offers me a freedom to express myself as well as teaching me certain life lessons. I also help out inside school with sports mentoring for the 2nd and 3rd Form.
Oyare Aneju, Fifth Form
I can confidently say that without the opportunities provided to me by MCS Sport I would not be in the position I find myself in today with my athletics. In the summer of 2017 the school enabled me to develop my athletic capability through the variety and volume of fixtures that were available to me, something I had not had at my previous school. This repetition allowed me to significantly improve my performance and be selected to represent Oxfordshire at the English Schools’ National Championships. It was here that I was noticed by my current coach who has since guided me to become the U15 England Triple Jump Champion and top the 2017 UK U15 rankings for this event. I also had the opportunity of representing England at the 2018 UK School Games as an U17 athlete. The school’s sport programme is a great assistance to my development as an athlete, providing me with quality gym training twice a week in my Games sessions which sets me up with everything I need to improve my strength and conditioning.