Enjoyment, teamwork and commitment are at the heart of RGS sport and these values are supported by pupils, staff and parents alike. The majority of RGS pupils play sport for the School. Some achieve excellence, but all play with pride and enjoyment, taking with them the benefits of their sporting experiences into their future lives.
‘Sport for All and All for Sport’
Whilst the programme is based on traditional team sports, the pupils’ experience is of up to date, innovative coaching. Sports practices and specialist clinics are a daily occurrence in all the major sports. Our lead coaches ensure that the coaching within each sport, as well as the essential Fitness, Strength and conditioning, keep abreast of new developments. These innovations also enable us to support sportsmen and women even in sports outside our traditional programme such as Cross-country, Fencing, Dance and Swimming and make up just a part of our successful Athlete Development Programme.
Many of our pupils pursue and develop their sport beyond school in local clubs often reaching County and sometimes National Level.
Crowds measured in thousands watch the annual first team rugby and netball fixtures with local friends and rivals King’s School at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium and Indoor Arena respectively. We host County hockey tournaments at the floodlit astro turf RGS The Grange, whilst Flagge Meadow is the second home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Athletics, rowing and rounders complete the major games with training based at the Senior School site or on the nearby River Severn.
The Senior School organises major overseas sports tours and pupils benefit from up-to-date, innovative coaching and fitness regimes. Sports Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+.
Sports Exhibitions (a one off payment) are also awarded at these age groups as well as for 11+ applicants, who will join the Athlete Development Programme.