Sport

There is wide and varied range of sport on offer at Abingdon. Our philosophy is based on providing support to those who aspire to compete at the highest level, whilst offering opportunity and encouragement to those pupils who are simply, wanting to enjoy their sport and physical activity.

The debate, which invariably ensues regarding compulsion versus choice, is an inevitable one. Sport at Abingdon is a compulsory part of the curriculum. We believe that during their time here, the majority of our pupils will find a physical activity, which not only challenges them, but also stimulates a lifelong interest. We do however operate an options system, which allows pupils to opt for the sport of their choice. Please refer to our Policy on Boys' Sporting Commitments for more detail.

The School is proud of its sporting history, and with the opening of the Sports Centre in October 2008 and taking over the lease of Tilsley Park in September 2014, the idea of providing more opportunity to more pupils has come to fruition. This does not imply that our work is complete. A dedicated cohort of staff, who continually enthuse the boys to achieve their individual potential, ably nurtures the wealth of talent, amongst the pupil body. External coaches with specialist skills are brought in to complement the team, offering additional support and expertise.

By browsing through the sections below, you are encouraged to learn more about our international oarsmen and fencers, as well as our unbeaten hockey and rugby teams.

In addition to the term time sporting activities we also offer sports coaching camps during the school holidays.

Peter Bignell, Director of Sport and PE