Our students enjoy playing football throughout the autumn and spring terms.
It is the most popular sport amongst the boys, with under 14, under 15 and under 16 teams. The girls also have a football team, which has become extremely popular over the last couple of years.
The students have access to three football pitches throughout the season, as well as the ‘Hughie Holmes All Weather Astro Turf’.
All student receive football coaching from our sports teachers and graduate assistants, many of whom have studied a sports related degree at University.
During the first term, we played on a great five-a-side pitch indoors. There were three teams, games were around seven minutes long and we swapped after one team scored. In the second term, we played football on the school’s AstroTurf. We played for an hour and a half then returned to school for supper.
What I really enjoyed about the football activity is that no matter how long you’ve been playing, maybe since you could stand or maybe you’ve never played before, everyone was included in the great atmosphere. Mr Banfield and Mr Morton made it so fun and no one was left out. It was also a really quick game, so no one would get bored. I would definitely encourage you to try the football activity, girls, boys, beginners and pros.
Barnaby (Year 9)