MGS & Sport
MGS Sports Team’s Greatest Moments
Lashings World XI
In 1995 the Lashings World XI played the school’s first eleven cricket team. Richie Richardson, former West Indian captain and batting legend, led the Lashings World XI and the game ended in a draw.
MGS First XI Football
During the 1999/2000 football season, the First XI team earned a place in the prestigious ESFA’s Individual School’s Trophy by winning the Kent Cup.
Over 500 MGS supporters made the 5-hour coach journey to West Bromwich Albion’s home ground, the Hawthorns, to watch their team play Kingsway School of Cheshire for the right to call themselves the best school team in the country. MGS dominated the majority of the game but Kingsway were kept in the game by their outstanding England U18 goalkeeper, and then they snatched victory with a late, breakaway goal.
MGS U15’s Rugby
In the 2004/2005 rugby season, the MGS U15 rugby team represented the school at Twickenham, arguably the most prestigious rugby stadium in the world. The Daily Mail Cup consists of the best rugby schools nationwide, and it was a great achievement that MGS got through to the final of the Plate Competition which took place on the 23rd March 2005. MGS had a strong victory beating Oakham 33-7. The standout players for our team were Nick Van Mol and Joe Bedford who both scored two tries. This was a memorable occasion for the MGS players and the hundreds of spectators.
Current MGS Sporting Stars
In MGS there are currently many talented sportsmen who may become part of the schools sporting history. They seem to be on the way to becoming stars in their given field.
George Duggan is a British cross country winner and national middle distance runner, indeed he has just set the second fastest 1500m time (3m52s) in his age group.
Ruben Sammut left MGS at the end of year 9 to join Chelsea FC boarding academy so that he can pursue a football career and keep his academic studies going.
Sam Vizard is a talented rugby player who plays for Saracens and Kent.
Emily Royer is a sixth former at the school. She has a golf handicap of scratch (0) and is one of the top 5 golfers in Britain in her age range.