Sports Coaches at Downside

This term, we’ve welcomed a new Head of Hockey Development and Head of Academic PE, Mr Ben Edge.   Ben is a professional player and currently represents Hockey Wales as a senior mens squad player. He was educated at the University of Exeter where he gained a BSc (hons) in Sports Science, before undertaking a PGCE […]

Praise for Grounds Staff at Downside

The Grounds Staff at Downside have enjoyed a moment in the spotlight, with their work heralded as an example to follow.   Regular visitors will have noticed an improvement in the appearance of the sports pitches as the team have trialled a new product in recent months.  The Groundsman magazine (October 2017) spoke to Steve Eade about […]

Rugby wins against Bryanston

We have been celebrating a fantastic series of rugby wins, this week. The 1st XV’s weekend performance was so good that the Fifteen Rugby website named them as one of the ‘Top 5 School Teams of the Weekend’. The teams returned from Bryanston to report the following wins: 1st XV – won 26-19 U15A – […]

Sporting wins start the year on a high!

Our sports teams are having a good start to the academic year, and last weekend we were pleased to note several strong performances against the local competition. Our rugby players reported some very impressive wins against Monkton Combe: 1st XV              (Away)            Won    41-10   U16 XV           (Away)            Won    42-5 U15 XV           (Home)           Won    34-5 […]