Both the Senior and Prep School have outstanding sporting reputations and we provide regular, high-quality coaching sessions to all pupils.
Our enviable track record of both individual and team achievements at county, regional and national levels also extends to a number of pupils gaining international honours and/or professional contracts in their chosen sport. However, while we encourage and fully support elite performers, our focus is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in sport and realise their potential.
Our comprehensive and well-balanced PE & Games programme caters for a wide range of talents and abilities. Most pupils will represent the College in a sports team at some stage of their school career, since we play in competitive fixtures and competitions each week.
Our major sports change each term:
|Term||Major Sport (Boys)||Major Sport (Girls)|
|Autumn Term||Rugby Union||Hockey|
|Summer Term||Cricket||Cricket & Tennis|
We also offer a wide range of other sporting activities, including Aerobics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf (at Aldeburgh Golf Club), Running, Shooting, Squash, and Swimming.
Sports Tours are a regular feature of the calendar too, with past destinations including France, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Dubai, South Africa, Canada and Barbados.
We have invested heavily in our sporting facilities, with an impressive array of outdoor pitches and grounds, a 9-hole golf course, plus floodlit artificial pitches and courts.
Our Sports Centre houses an indoor pool, gym, performance suite, spinning room, weights room and cardiovascular room. Pupils can benefit from the guidance of our strength and conditioning coaches, who create specialist programmes for our elite athletes and for injury rehabilitation.
In September 2017, we’ll enhance our facilities further with the opening of the Fowler Pavilion overlooking The Back cricket pitch at the heart of the Senior School.
We currently offer Albert Memorial Scholarships at 11+, 13+ and 16+, whilst we welcome expressions of interest at any time.
Scholars receive individual mentoring and one-to-one coaching, and enjoy access to athletic development programmes and to physiotherapy services. Scholars’ Seminars are hosted on a wide range of topics, including Sports Psychology, Careers in Sport, Injury Prevention and Nutrition.
College alumni to have cut a dash on the sporting stage of late include:
- Robert Newton – Northamptonshire CCC
- Will Owen – Leicester Tigers RUFC
- Alex Walker – Great Britain & Scotland shooting international
- Caroline Reid – first female Cambridge University rowing (President of CUWBC in 2015) and rugby Blue (2015)