Sport

Sport inevitably plays a central part in daily life at a boys’ school.  From early-morning practices, to lunch-time work-outs, to after-school training, to weekend fixtures, it is rare for there not be some sport happening at the RGS.  Our elite sportsmen excel on the county, national and international stages and yet our philosophy of sport for all means that whether our boys are enjoying high-level, professional coaching or simply running with friends in the North Downs, there is an equal focus on enjoyment and participation.

Our boys benefit from outstanding facilities: our Sports Hall, gym, shooting range, astro pitch and climbing wall on site are complemented by our picturesque twenty-acre grounds in the rolling Surrey Hills at Bradstone Brook.  As well as our major sports of rugby, hockey and cricket, the RGS has also established an enviable reputation in sports ranging from fencing and judo, to sailing and shooting.  With specialist sports professionals and dedicated coaches, competitive fixture lists against some of the leading schools in the country, and overseas tours, talent is carefully nurtured and developed.  With a focus on a healthy mind and a healthy body, strength and conditioning, as well as dietary advice and individual training programmes, provide a fully holistic programme for our boys.

Sport develops character in a broader sense: teamwork and camaraderie; commitment and dedication; self-discipline and self-esteem; honesty and sportsmanship; a sense of perspective – gracious in victory, resilient in defeat; self-reflection; and a desire for improvement. Whatever each boy’s level, sport at the RGS offers so much.

Major Sports

Major Sports

The major sports at the RGS are rugby (Michaelmas Term), hockey (Lent Term), cricket (Trinity Term). In all sports, high level of coaching nurtures talent at all levels. As well as technical training, strength and conditioning, and individual fitness plans are supported by the latest technology to assist with the coaching and development of players, with video analysis being used extensively.

Minor Sports

Minor Sports

As in all areas of school life, the RGS celebrates individuality and encourages boys to find their own passions and paths. The RGS has excellent sporting facilities, including a Sports Hall, gym, climbing wall, shooting range and Astro on site; these are complemented by our Sports Ground at Bradstone Brook and also the extensive use of local facilities.

Minor sports include: athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, chess, cross-country, fencing, golf, judo, sailing, shooting, skiing, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, weights and fitness, to name but a few!

It is a sign of the strength in depth that we have among our sportsmen that in recent years our boys have performed on the national and international stage in sports ranging from athletics to shooting, from speed skating to wakeboarding, from fencing to rowing.

Rugby

Rugby

Rugby at the RGS is about both performance and participation in equal measure; the School takes real pride in fielding as many teams as possible on a Saturday as well as looking to improve the performances of those teams on a weekly and yearly basis. From the development years, the focus is on nurturing the talent of those boys that have some rugby experience as well as introducing the game to those who have never played before. The RGS competes on an extremely competitive fixture circuit playing all of the major rugby playing schools in the area.

Major Sports

The major sports at the RGS are rugby (Michaelmas Term), hockey (Lent Term), cricket (Trinity Term). In all sports, high level of coaching nurtures talent at all levels. As well as technical training, strength and conditioning, and individual fitness plans are supported by the latest technology to assist with the coaching and development of players, with video analysis being used extensively.

Minor Sports

As in all areas of school life, the RGS celebrates individuality and encourages boys to find their own passions and paths. The RGS has excellent sporting facilities, including a Sports Hall, gym, climbing wall, shooting range and Astro on site; these are complemented by our Sports Ground at Bradstone Brook and also the extensive use of local facilities.

Minor sports include: athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, chess, cross-country, fencing, golf, judo, sailing, shooting, skiing, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, weights and fitness, to name but a few!

It is a sign of the strength in depth that we have among our sportsmen that in recent years our boys have performed on the national and international stage in sports ranging from athletics to shooting, from speed skating to wakeboarding, from fencing to rowing.

Rugby

Rugby at the RGS is about both performance and participation in equal measure; the School takes real pride in fielding as many teams as possible on a Saturday as well as looking to improve the performances of those teams on a weekly and yearly basis. From the development years, the focus is on nurturing the talent of those boys that have some rugby experience as well as introducing the game to those who have never played before. The RGS competes on an extremely competitive fixture circuit playing all of the major rugby playing schools in the area.

Hockey

Hockey

Hockey at the RGS is thriving and the School has an enviable reputation for both the quality of performance and levels of participation.  A sport-for-all philosophy is central to the School’s aims as the RGS aims to provide opportunity for any boy who wishes to play hockey. The coaching focus is primarily on the development of the individual (the process) rather than results (the outcome) particularly in the lower school. The School is fortunate to have some outstanding facilities available, with the School’s floodlit, on-site astroturf as well as shared use of Guildford Hockey Club and their two fantastic pitches.

Cricket

Cricket

With a wonderful pavilion and magnificently prepared pitches, Bradstone Brook is the perfect location and a wonderful setting to enjoy a day’s cricket. With twelve artificial outdoor nets, five indoor nets and a number of artificial and grass practice wickets the School enables the boys to get the most out of the sport. The School benefits from first-rate coaching staff which include former First-Class cricketers, Minor County players and superbly knowledgeable amateurs.  Crucially, the enthusiasm for the game is shared across all levels making it an important facet of sport at the RGS.

Football

Football

Football at the RGS is available as a games option in the Sixth Form and also in the Fourth and Fifth Forms as a co-curricular club, with training and fixtures. RGS football has developed a strong reputation on the schools’ circuit due to the quality and consistency of results, as well as the stylish and technical football on show. Training sessions are delivered by a UEFA qualified coach on the astroturfs at the RGS, Broadwater School and at Surrey Sports Park. The School has strong links with the Independent Schools Football Association and recently has had players representing both the Under 18 South of England and the Under 14 England sides.

Hockey

Hockey at the RGS is thriving and the School has an enviable reputation for both the quality of performance and levels of participation.  A sport-for-all philosophy is central to the School’s aims as the RGS aims to provide opportunity for any boy who wishes to play hockey. The coaching focus is primarily on the development of the individual (the process) rather than results (the outcome) particularly in the lower school. The School is fortunate to have some outstanding facilities available, with the School’s floodlit, on-site astroturf as well as shared use of Guildford Hockey Club and their two fantastic pitches.

Cricket

With a wonderful pavilion and magnificently prepared pitches, Bradstone Brook is the perfect location and a wonderful setting to enjoy a day’s cricket. With twelve artificial outdoor nets, five indoor nets and a number of artificial and grass practice wickets the School enables the boys to get the most out of the sport. The School benefits from first-rate coaching staff which include former First-Class cricketers, Minor County players and superbly knowledgeable amateurs.  Crucially, the enthusiasm for the game is shared across all levels making it an important facet of sport at the RGS.

Football

Football at the RGS is available as a games option in the Sixth Form and also in the Fourth and Fifth Forms as a co-curricular club, with training and fixtures. RGS football has developed a strong reputation on the schools’ circuit due to the quality and consistency of results, as well as the stylish and technical football on show. Training sessions are delivered by a UEFA qualified coach on the astroturfs at the RGS, Broadwater School and at Surrey Sports Park. The School has strong links with the Independent Schools Football Association and recently has had players representing both the Under 18 South of England and the Under 14 England sides.

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