When it comes to sport, we offer the whole package. We take great pride in our sporting heritage, but we are constantly looking forward in a climate which recognises tomorrow more than yesterday. Using our superb facilities alongside expert coaching, your child will benefit from the best sporting provision possible. Whatever their level or ability, we want them to experience enjoyment, success, and develop the confidence to try, and try again.
Founded on the principles of excellence and positivity, your child will regularly play our core sports and benefit from first-rate coaching. Whether playing competitively or simply for pleasure, they will develop an understanding of, and love for, sport, health, and fitness.
Sport at the College
Our ambitions for your child:
Your child will benefit from our 25m x 14.5m six lane indoor swimming pool, with a large spectator gallery and 14.5m x 7m learner pool.
Our state-of-the-art fitness centre supports your child with muscle development, stamina and core strength using top of the range equipment.
Our large, well-equipped indoor sports hall is home to our gym, as well as four badminton courts, a basketball court, indoor tennis court, volleyball court, hockey court, netball court, and handball court. The space is also large enough to hold table tennis tables, indoor cricket nets, and gymnastics equipment.
Two floodlit Astroturf pitches for hockey and tennis, alongside a floodlit Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) provide excellent facilities for your child to play hockey, tennis and netball in all conditions and weather.
Our 10 all-weather surface courts provide comprehensive outdoor facilities for your child to enjoy playing netball and tennis, alongside our sports hall indoor courts.
We take enormous pride in our extensive, well-maintained playing fields which cover 100 acres of ground including rugby pitches, cricket squares, cricket nets, football pitches, a 4 x 400m grass running track and a range of other athletic pitches.
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Sport, health, and fitness develop skills for life, from collaboration and courage to kindness and compassion. Most importantly, we believe these activities should be fun and enjoyable for everyone, whether in a competitive environment or not.
The physical benefits of sport, health, and fitness are well documented, with recent studies highlighting the academic benefits, and just as importantly, the mental and social benefits, of taking part in regular physical activity.
Sports scholars are expected to excel in one of our core sports, possess significant future potential, demonstrate impressive personal qualities and sporting leadership, and achieve the required academic standard.
Thanks to the Stortfordians of the past and present, we enjoy an outstanding reputation and a fine sporting tradition. We carry the responsibility to nurture that tradition and enhance that reputation further. We will conduct ourselves as honest, well-mannered Stortfordians during all matches and competitions.
We will all:
“When the one great writer comes to write against your name, it will not be if you won or lost but how you played the game.” – Grantland Rice 1880–1954 American sports
We expect our spectators to:
Remember that we all play an important part in the pupils’ lives; teaching, modelling and reinforcing the values of positive sporting values.