Subsidiary Sports

Subsidiary Sports

We appreciate that for some pupils, our main sports are not appropriate, so we provide some alternative options. 

Football

Football

We have football teams who train and play competitive matches against local schools.

Badminton

Badminton

Played in our sports hall, this is a popular activity, especially for boarders.

Modern Pentathlon & Triathlon

Modern Pentathlon and Triathlon

We have expert coaches who come and train our pupils in fencing, laser shooting, which combined with cross country, swimming and showjumping comprises the modern pentathlon. Some of our pupils opt for the triathle (shoot, swim, run) and compete at national level.
 

Cross-Country

Cross-Country

There are some extremely strong competitive cross-country runners in the School, who participate at county level.  In addition, we run an annual “Monument Run” – a historical event where the whole school from Year 9 upwards run up to the Wellington Monument and back.

Judo and Defence Training

Judo and Defence Training

In 2 years of teaching Judo on the curriculum at Wellington School, Sensei Nige has developed many pupils who have not only passed the first grade but also gone on to pass the second grade and win county competitions.
‘Defence training’ is also taught in Year 11 Wellbeing lessons for our older girls.

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is an important sport for girls and boys during the summer. Our juniors, colts and seniors receive at least 2 training sessions and regular weekly fixtures for A & B teams.  Our specialist coaches and professional tennis coach Dan Sizer can provide individual or small group sessions for pupils during and after the school day. Our teams play other local clubs.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming at Wellington School is very popular and we have a number of highly qualified swimming coaches, including three Level 2 coaches/Level 2 aquatics and additional experienced assistants.

The School Swimming squad participates in a number of local competitions, including the Meade King Cup, the oldest inter-school competition in Europe. Wellington School is still the only school to win a clean sweep of all the cups in a single year in this gala. Many of our swimmers have achieved regional and national times.

Girls and boys train together and mostly compete at the same competitions. They train across ages and as a consequence swimmers learn lifelong skills such as effective goal setting, dedication, team work and co-operation.

Training sessions are offered throughout the week. Swimmers opt for the training sessions they can make, as many swimmers like to compete in more than one sport in the summer. The atmosphere in the swimming squad is one of enjoyment and challenge, creating a positive and productive training environment.

Indoor Hockey

Indoor Hockey

This is offered in addition to the main seasonal sports for boys and girls.

Indoor Cricket

Indoor Cricket

Utilising out sports centre allows us to offer year-round cricket to keen cricketers and the opportunity for aspiring cricketers to become involved out of season, Cricket nets, bowling machines and other training devices are available.

Squash

Squash

Two squash courts allow pupils to try sports such as squash as a co-curricular activity.

Rowing

Rowing

Having an ex-GB rower on the staff has sparked a great enthusiastic following and many pupils enjoy rowing sessions in the gym and on the local river.
 

Equestrian

Equestrian

We have an extremely successful Equestrian team who have performed excellently at national competitions, including Badminton and Hickstead. We had the National Schools Equestrian champion in the school and the team is achieving great things!  Pupils will be given specific fitness programmes to support their sport.

Lifestyle Sport

Lifestyle Sport

Not everyone has the desire and ability to play sport, but should be aware of the need be healthier and lead a more active lifestyle. The main focus is to improve general fitness levels through a variety of fun and motivational methods and activities:
•    Circuit training
•    Yoga and Pilates [‘Yogalates’]
•    Spinning classes
•    SAQ classes
•    Aerobics