Boys Sport

Sport plays a prominent role in the life of all our pupils and boys are given the opportunity to excel in a variety of sports or to simply participate in a range of activities at a level that suits their need and ability.

Kingham Hill provides boys with the opportunity to take part in a structured games programme on three afternoons during the week, with matches being played on Wednesdays. In the Michaelmas term the main team sport is rugby, and teams are fielded at all age levels from U13s to U19s. However, as pupils progress through the school there are opportunities during the first term for basketball and swimming, as well as fitness. Boys will benefit from a year-round approach to rugby development. The school will be moving to incorporate rugby sevens into its Lent and Trinity programming so that core skills and rugby philosophy can be incorporated school-wide.

During the Lent term the main competitive boys' sport is football, and all boys are encouraged to play.  Boys’ football has developed considerably during the past three years, benefitting from some excellent coaching and our superb floodlit Astroturf facility to train on in the dark winters.  Currently teams are fielded at U13, U14, U15 and First XI age groups, with regular competition established against schools, a pre-season training event, and a half-term tour to Europe.   During the Lent term opportunities are created for more senior pupils to compete in Hockey and Basketball, and pupils can also take the opportunity to engage in fitness programmes and swimming.

In the Trinity term the main boys' team sport is cricket, a game in which the school has historically played at a good standard, and with a great deal of pupil interest. A slight decline in its popularity among boys is being turned around through the enthusiasm of new coaches, the introduction of winter nets and excellent coaching at the junior level to stimulate enthusiasm and teach core skills correctly. During the Trinity term pupils also have opportunities to train and compete in tennis and athletics, and more recently this programme has expanded to include fly-fishing. 2009 saw the introduction of golf onto the programme and an opportunity for pupils to experience sailing.

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