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Fitz’s King is a right royal sporting success
IF anyone warranted the title sporting all-rounder, it is Harrison King.
And his sporting successes show no signs of letting up.
“Harrison thrives on the physical and mental development The FitzWimarc School offers him and enjoys the successes in both team and individual events,” said proud mum Fiona King.
“He is fortunate to have received the support of great teams and coaches; from who he draws a lot of inspiration. He works hard to achieve the best he can in the sports he loves.”
And she admitted: “As parents, my husband Richard and I are his number one fans, and love watching him participate in so many different activities.” The former Rayleigh Primary School pupil joined FitzWimarc in September 2009 and quickly showed his sporting mettle.
He was a member of the school basketball team and qualifed for the Essex School of Rugby (SOR) in June 2010.
Other success on the rugby field saw Harrison be a part of the winning team at the Westcliff Rugby Club festival and captaining the Fitzwimarc team which became East of England champions and finish runners-up in the Essex Schools Cup.
Harrison also captained the Essex SOR at the Saracens’ inter-county festival. After claiming the Westcliff Rugby Club youth league top try-scorer mantle last April, Harrison joined the Saracens Elite Development Squad last summer and played for Sarries’ under-15s against Gloucester.
Harrison has also had success in track and field at athletics, starting as a national runner-up in 200m and shot putt at the ESAA Track & Field Cup in 2010.
A shot putt gold at the Aviva Sportshall East Championship as followed by firsts in the under-15 shot putt and hammer, plus a third in the discus at the Chelmsford Throws Festival.
Harrison set a personal best of 35.56m in the U15 4kg hammer and then represented Essex at the Inter-County Championships last August.
And on the cricket field, Harrison was the named the most improved player at Leigh Cricket Club in 2010 and 12 months later finished the season as the club’s second hig