Sport

Ashfold School 270Sport is an important part of life at Ashfold and we have a superb sporting programme. Children participate in a wide range of sports and we aim to develop their skills and understanding, whatever their ability.

We want every child to enjoy sport and we are inclusive in giving each child to represent the school in competitive fixtures throughout the year. We always encourage children to strive for excellence while impressing on them the importance of team spirit and sportsmanship. 

Sports across the year are:

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Main

Girls - Hockey


Boys - Rugby

Girls - Netball


Boys - Hockey and Football

Girls and Boys - Cricket
 
Participation

Cross Country

Dance

Cross Country

Dance

Athletics


Triathlon

Tennis

Swimming

Activities

Equestrian

Shooting

Badminton

Golf

Fishing

Karate

Kwik Cricket

Archery

HIIT Training

Climbing Club

Equestrian

Shooting

Badminton

Golf

Fishing

Karate

Kwik Cricket

Archery

HIIT Training

Climbing Club

Equestrian

Shooting

Badminton

Golf

Fishing

Karate

Kwik Cricket

Archery

HIIT Training

Climbing Club

 

Weekly Fixtures

Inter-school matches in all the main sports are usually held on Tuesday afternoons for Forms 1 and 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Wednesday afternoons for Forms 3 - 6 (Years 5 - 8). Children also compete against other schools at cross-country and athletics meetings as well as at tournaments hosted by the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). Other opportunities for competitive sport include inter-house competitions in all the main sports, our annual cross-country race the Wigan Run, and Athletics Finals Day.

Ashfold School 253Scholarships

We are proud of the sporting success of our pupils, including the talented sportsmen and women who have achieved success after leaving Ashfold.

We have a strong record of achieving sports and all-rounder scholarships to leading independent senior schools and many of our children play for local clubs and at county level in a wide range of sports. Children who are identified as potential sports scholars are invited to join our Masterclass. They enjoy weekly training sessions and learn about different aspects of elite sport.

Talented in-house and external coaches

Games sessions are led by our team of professional coaches who offer coaching to the highest standard. We have professional coaches in cricket, football, hockey, rugby, netball and tennis. They are supported by our teachers many of whom are accomplished sports players and coaches in their own right.

Sport Facilities

Our facilities include a full-sized astroturf for hockey, a Sports Hall, newly refurbished courts for netball and tennis, a heated outdoor swimming pool, indoor cricket nets, a trim trail and an indoor rifle range as well as extensive playing fields with excellent rugby, football and cricket pitches.

Holiday Sports Camps

We offer pre-season training camps at school and our sports tour takes place each year. For further details on our upcoming camps please visit our holiday courses page.

Pupils learn how to react to difficult situations and display a sense of fairness when competing in sport and in house competitions

- Latest ISI Inspection Report

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