Regatta launches school’s role as water sport hub

Prince William School in Oundle is now a water sports hub
Prince William School in Oundle is now a water sports hub

Prince William School has hosted a launch regatta as the school in Oundle celebrates its role as a National Water Sport School.

The rowing and canoeing regatta was held in association with the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership, the Youth Sport Trust, British Rowing and Canoe England.

The regatta saw more than 70 pupils from Prince William School, the King John School, Thrapston, Kings Cliffe Middle School, Oundle School and Sir Christopher Hatton School compete in team and individual races.

The overall winners in the combined boys races were Edward Connellan of Prince William School, who beat Jamie Hembury Gunn from Oundle School, and the combined girls races saw Anya Jones of the King John beat Sophie Law from Sir Christopher Hatton School.

The King John School, Oundle School and Prince William School won the various team categories.

Matthew Peleszok, school sports manager for the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership, who led the launch event, said: “It is an honour for the SSP hub school to now become a national water sport hub, congratulations to the school.”