Sports at Scarborough College

Sport and Scarborough College are synonymous. Sports and games from an integral part of school life and as early as Year 3, pupils are guided by experienced and professional coaches on a daily basis. From a platform of a healthy lifestyle and a passion for playing sport, pupils can develop to start representing their Academic House or Scarborough College in competitive fixtures. The journey does not end there and there are plenty of Scardeburgians, past and present, representing their countries at international level.


Sport in the Prep School

Sports play an integral part of Prep School life.  Pupils are taught by enthusiastic and experienced coaches and make full use of the many sports facilities that Scarborough College has to offer.  The aim is for pupils to enjoy sports, enjoy healthy competition and start learning the skills of a wide variety of team and individual sports.

Pupils in Reception and Years 1 and 2 enjoy weekly swimming lessons during which we focus on water confidence, enjoyment and safety.  The pupils have regular Games sessions throughout the week and can choose sports options during the Holiday Club sessions.

From Year 3 onwards, all full school days include Games led by experienced coaches in rugby, football, hockey, netball and cricket.  Pupils are encouraged to represent the school in cross country and the representative sports.  Among the individual sports offered at the Scarborough College Prep School are athletics, swimming and tennis.

The Prep School benefits from the facilities at the Bramcote Sports Complex as well as all the sports facilities on the Filey Road campus.  Swimming lessons are held at a swimming pool near the College and we use Deepdale playing fields daily for games and PE.


Main Sports Girls

The main sports for the girls are hockey, netball and tennis.  Played during the Autumn Term and indoor during the Spring Term, hockey is one of the most popular sports at the College.  We are one of the top hockey schools in the North of England and in recent years, both our girls and boys’ hockey teams have been crowned Yorkshire Champions and a large number of Scardeburgians represent local clubs and their counties.

The girls enjoy high quality training from experienced and highly qualified coaches and the College has many representative teams throughout the Senior School.  The First Team have opportunities for further high performance training sessions during the Enrichment Programme in the afternoons.

We play regular sporting fixtures throughout the year, where we take on local rivals.  Guest coaches such as international players, Olympians and coaches are invited to inspire and further help develop our pupils reach their potential.  In addition, we organise a great deal of overseas tours that include competitive fixtures against international opposition, training clinics as well as sightseeing. For more information on competitions and the schedule of fixtures, please visit the Senior School Sport calendar.


Main Sports Boys

Boys play rugby, hockey and cricket; though football is becoming more and more popular at the College with regular fixtures throughout the Autumn Term.  The boys’ rugby teams continue to do well in the national cups and many boys represent strong local clubs.  Our experienced and enthusiastic rugby coaches are assisted by top international guest coaches to ensure boys are inspired and fulfil their full potential.  The boys’ hockey teams have traditionally competed at a high level, securing Yorkshire Championships on a number of occasions.

Using our links with Scarborough Cricket Club, our cricket provision is among the best in the North.  Through the Cricket Centre of Excellence, players have the opportunity to play against and train with the biggest talents in the country.  There is a packed fixture list for all representative sports and regular overseas sports tours for players to compete against and enjoy international opposition.


Golf and other sports

The Golf Centre of Excellence was set up in 2020 and the College seeks to expand its Golf Squad significantly over the next few years, as well as aim for domestic honours.  With many talented players signed up to the Golf Centre of Excellence, the College Golf Squad competes against renowned opposition.  The Golf Centre of Excellence trains and plays at South Cliff Golf Club, which is a mere five-minutes’ walk away and features indoor facilities as well.  Other courses in the area include North Cliff, Filey and Ganton.  More information about the Centre of Excellence can be downloaded here.

In addition to encouraging pupils to get involved in representative sports against other schools, we also encourage them to discover other sports.  In Games lessons, our Enrichment Programme and Yorkshire; a wide array of different sports are offered and coached.  The College also features a riding team, a basketball team and a large number of pupils who represent their region and/or their country at a wide variety of sports.  We thoroughly believe in pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle and our pupils can be found out on the playing fields almost as much as inside in the classroom.

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