Welcome to Sport
Sport at Blue Coat is underpinned by the values of Respect, Belief, Commitment and Sportsmanship (teamRBCS). Our aim is to offer an opportunity to participate and compete in sports that will strengthen these characteristics in every pupil, at every level of ability.
Our hope is that during their time at School every pupil represents teamRBCS at a level that is suitable and safe for them, and in a sport that will offer them the opportunity to make life long memories.
Mr Gerwyn Wilson, Director of Sport
About the subject
Competitive sport plays a key part in developing a Blue Coat pupil’s potential, no matter at what level, nor in which sport. Respect, Belief, Commitment and Sportsmanship are the characteristics we aim to nurture in each Team RBCS representative. Whether it is in the U12Es or the School 1st team, these characteristics are the main priority.Our main sports are Athletics & Cross Country, Cricket, Football, Girls Hockey & Netball, Rowing and Rugby. All our main sports have a highly competitive and extensive fixture list, and compete both at local and national level. Examples of other competitive sports include Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Rugby Sevens, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Touch Rugby. The number of pupils representing #TeamRBCS increases each year. Last year 99% of boys in year 7 played representative football and rugby for the school. It is no coincidence that this increased opportunity to participate is having a positive impact on the A teams. We have a highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic coaching team, blending both internal and external specialist coaches, with cross curricular staff to ensure that every pupil is maximising their potential, as well as enjoying their experience regardless of ability. As well as the School boathouse being on site, we have eight outstandingly maintained rugby and football pitches, six cricket squares, four netball courts, three tennis courts, a swimming pool, a multi-use Sports Hall, a multi-use games area (MUGA), an athletics track with a dedicated tartan jumping area and a fitness suite. We also share facilities with Reading RFC, Reading Hockey club, Sonning Cricket club and Berkshire County Sports Club. The philosophy for girls’ sport at RBC is definitely 'Sport for All', promoting involvement in sport and physical activity, with the aim of every girl leaving RBC with a sport they can continue at University and beyond. We want all girls to enjoy their sport, maintain a healthy lifestyle and to strive for excellence in their chosen sport. All girls have the opportunity to represent the school in a number of different sports. We endeavour to accommodate all girls’ interests and if there is enough demand for a sport then we will attempt to make this available. For those girls who do not enjoy competitive sports, we have other fun options available. For information on our Sports Scholarships, click here.
Facts and figures
Whole year group football and rugby fixtures for Year 7