Sport is an important part of life at College. During their time at College, all girls take part in physical activity at many different levels and in a wide variety of sports. Our programmes are designed to develop our pupils physically, mentally and socially. They develop their individual talents, while learning the importance of a healthy lifestyle and transferrable skills, such as the value of teamwork and communication skills.
If a girl has already developed a particular talent, we have the expertise to help her reach her potential. If she has yet to find her sporting passion or interest she will be able to do so through the enormous range of sports on offer.
The pupils are taught by a large team of enthusiastic and inspirational teachers and professional coaches. They have access to a range of activity provision and facilities at our new Health and Fitness Centre. The facilities include two sports halls, a climbing wall, a refurbished 25m swimming pool, a multi-purpose activity studio, dance studio, five squash courts and a 58-station fitness gym with free weights, spin, rowing and erg areas. Netball and Tennis are taught two minutes' walk away on a dedicated site boasting 17 courts, whilst Rowing and Equestrian take place a short minibus drive away. College also offers students Alexander Technique lessons to help with their general well-being, as well as with their performance in music, drama and sport.
We are one of a small number of schools in the country that play the three major winter women's games (hockey, lacrosse and netball) up to senior first team standard throughout the autumn and spring terms. We therefore have a busy fixture list with up to 20 teams playing every Saturday. This means there are plenty of opportunities for girls to play competitively for College in teams at many different levels.
There is a wide and varied co-curricular programme on offer at College. Sports clubs and team training sessions run predominately on weekdays between 4.45pm and 6.15pm and are open to all pupils of all abilities.
If a pupil represents College in one of the many teams she will be required to attend the relevant team training session for her particular age group. In these sessions she will gain an understanding of team tactics, run through set pieces, play mini games, receive specialist coaching and develop specific skills for upcoming matches. By being part of a team she will meet like-minded girls and be able to compete and represent College in matches on a regular basis.
Recent sports tours have taken girls to Dubai, Australia and New Zealand, as well as to skiing competitions in France. Team players are also encouraged to represent the county, region or country if selected, with girls competing at national and international level in Hockey, Lacrosse, Tennis, Equestrian and Polo in recent years.
Whatever their level, we hope that by the time girls leave us each one of them will take with them a positive attitude towards health and fitness and a lifelong passion for sport.
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