Sports News

INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS 2021

The atmosphere at this year’s Inter-House Athletics Day was electric. Pupils and staff were delighted to be able to participate in this much-beloved annual event, despite the need for distancing and bubbled groups. The event is very much about celebrating sport with a healthy amount of good-natured competitiveness. Whether participating in one of the track […]

PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS: GIRLS’ HOCKEY, CRICKET & NETBALL

The girls representing themselves and Downside at the numerous Performance Pathways each week, do so with great commitment and humility. They are an example to the sporting community at Downside of hard work and dedication. Not only this, but the girls are an embodiment of the Benedictine Values every time they step out on the […]

PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS: RUGBY

The 2020/2021 season presented new and significant challenges to the Downside Rugby programme. In spite of this, Downside pupils continued to flourish at various stages of the performance pathway. In Third Form, four pupils were nominated for Bath DPP (Developing Player Programme). Sadly their trials were cancelled due to the January lockdown. Hopefully the trials […]

MCC V DOWNSIDE 1ST XI

On Thursday 6th May Downside welcomed Marylebone Cricket Club to the Summer Leaze cricket square and Sheldon Pavilion for the inaugural 30 fixture between the two sides. The MCC now have around 18,000 full and 5,000 associate members, and some 2,000 of them represent MCC on the field of play each year. MCC plays more […]