Sports News

GIRLS’ RUGBY AT DOWNSIDE

We are delighted that girls’ rugby has been added to the sports programme at Downside. The programme has started with the Sixth  and Fifth Forms and will be rolled out across other year groups next year. Last Sunday the Sixth Form girls played some touch rugby and had an introduction to tackling. The girls clearly […]

TEAMBATH FUTURES: NETBALL

We are delighted to announce that Fifth Former Laila has gained a place at the TeamBath Futures Pathway for Netball. The pathway comprises Academy Development Centres across the South West that provide nearly 200 aspiring netballers, aged from 14 to 18, with top-class coaching and lifestyle and sports science support. Laila’s pathway application process started […]

VE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY

The 75th anniversary of VE Day last Friday was particularly poignant. As well as a celebration of peace in the past, it also symbolised the coming together as virtual communities in the face of the current COVID-19 struggles. Again we pray for peace, albeit in a different form. Downsiders engaged wholeheartedly with a special programme […]

GIRLS CRICKET WINS OVER PRIOR AND ROYAL HIGH

This week the Downside girls U15A cricket squad won against Prior Park and Royal High Bath in the first round of the 2020 Lady Taverners competitions – the UK’s only national girls-only cricket competitions. In a post-match interview the Downside team spoke of how supportive they were of each other throughout the games – an […]