Girls in Sport

Sport is an important part of life at College, with over 25 sports on offer and programmes designed to develop our girls physically, mentally and socially. 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, fitness and wellbeing, and a lifelong passion for sport.

Over the last three years, girls at College have been selected to play at a national level in Lacrosse, Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Skiing, Swimming, Equestrian and Polo. Girls were also selected at regional or county level across all of these sports, as well as in Athletics, Fencing, Badminton, Biathlon, and many more.

They follow in the footsteps of many of our Guild members who, for over 160 years, have gone on to pursue their passion for sport both through their hobbies and a wide range of careers. Two students from the Class of 2021 went on to study Sport and Recreation Management at The University of Edinburgh. Below is a small selection of some of our prominent Guild members within the field of sport (in alphabetical order). 

Janet Adam Smith Writer, journalist & mountaineer
Catherine Baker Founder of Sport and Beyond
Amber de Savary Team GB dressage rider and international competitor
Eloise du Luart  Professional triathlete and a World and European Champion
Lady Poppy Cooksey Olympic and World Champion fencer
Charlotte Cornwallis British Open and World Real Tennis Champion
Nina Clarkin World number one female polo palyer
Emily Davidson Round-the-world yachtswoman
Mary Eyre MBE  England hockey player and Wimbledon umpire
Jenny Higgs First female Wimbledon Umpire
Imogen Simmonds  Triathlete and Half-Ironman World Champion 2016
Aileen Richards  First woman to be appointed to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union
Muriel Robb Wimbledon Champion and only person to win all national UK tennis singles titles
Helen Tew Sailed across the Atlantic at the age of 89
Edith Thompson International hockey champion and founder of Hockey Field magazine
Auriol Sinclair Racehorse trainer and first woman to train 100 winners
Grace Wong International Hockey Player
Cathy Wood Great British diver and sports reporter