Sport

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This term’s sports fixtures are available for download from the Calendars page.

Approach & Achievement

Sport has a high profile at Elizabeth College, and students perform at an outstanding level in our major sports of Football, Hockey and Cricket. Teams tour schools in mainland England and have an enviable record of successMany other sports are on offer including, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cross country running, Fencing, Golf, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Squash, Swimming Tennis and Volleyball.

Other outdoor activities available to pupils include Canoeing, Life-Saving and Climbing. These often form part of the programme for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme which offers many opportunities for growth and development to a large number of College students.

Facilities

Elizabeth College has an extensive array of sporting facilities located on site at the main College campus and at Rue à L’Or off Kings Road and the Memorial Field on Footes Lane. The sports fields cover some 20 acres in total. The Junior School has its own playing field on site and also has access to the facilities of the Upper School.

Sports Hall
The purpose built College Sports Hall provides facilities for a wide range of sports including badminton, basketball, fencing, football and climbing.

College Field
The College Field complex on Rue à L’Or on the outskirts of St Peter Port comprises a cricket field and football pitch, enhanced by an elegant Victorian Pavilion.

The Memorial Field
The Memorial Field facilities include an all-weather hockey pitch and a large field used for both cricket and football. The recently built Robin Roussel Pavilion is an excellent facility providing a refectory and two viewing galleries as well as four changing rooms.

Sports

The list below gives an indication of the huge variety of sporting activities on offer at Elizabeth College. Further details on these sports and the other activities on offer are given within the Activities Booklet 2015/16.

Athletics – Athletics club runs in Trinity term at the Track in Footes Lane
Badminton – Lunchtimes in the Sports Hall
Climbing – Climbing wall in the Sports Hall plus crag climbing as part of Outdoor Pursuits
Cricket – Practice and Nets throughout the year and extensive fixtures and tours programme
Fencing – Training sessions every day after school to cater for all abilities and weapons
Football – Training and matches throughout Michaelmas term
Golf – Practice throughout the year during Senior Games
Hockey – Training and matches throughout Michaelmas and Lent terms
Inter-House Sports – Include football, hockey, cricket, swimming, athletics, cross-country, basketball and badminton
Kayaking – Sea sessions during Michaelmas and Trinity terms
Life Saving – Training for RLSS awards throughout the year
Mountain walking / expeditions – In conjunction with CCF activities or DofE
Rugby – Training and Matches during Senior Games in Michaelmas and Lent terms
Sailing – Senior Games option in Michaelmas and Trinity terms. Also for lower years as an I&D week option.
Shooting – Practice and events run through out the year in conjunction with CCF
Swimming – Every lunchtime May to October in the College pool
Tai Chi – After school in the Sports Hall
Tennis – Trinity term training and league matches