Sports News

BATH RUGBY U18 ACADEMY

Lower Sixth Form Sport Scholar Abdul-Khalik Akenzua Al-Kareem has been selected to attend and train at Bath U18 rugby academy. This achievement has been a major focus for Abdul Khalik this academic year, and the whole School is thrilled for him, especially given the disruption to school sport over the last 12 months. Abdul Khalik […]

SPORTS ROLE MODELS

During the Michaelmas Term the Downside Sports Department started a Sports Role Models programme to celebrate our pupils’ sporting achievements and positive attitude to excelling at sport. The programme is underpinned by our sporting values of Discipline, Humility and Stewardship, reflecting the School’s Benedictine values which lie at the heart of all that we do. […]

THE DOWNSIDE CHRISTMAS DASH 2020

The Downside Christmas Dash is one of our more unusual School traditions, and one of the most popular Inter-House events of the year. Each House has runners that complete a course in staggered intervals and an eater who has to eat a combination of foods as quickly as possible including chocolate-covered sprouts and cheese crackers. […]

INSPIRING YOUNG WOMEN IN SPORT

Women’s sport has skyrocketed into a global audience over the last decade, with an abundance of female role models in a range of sports. Rugby, in particular, has made strides forward in broadening the reach of elite women’s performance by extending pathways across the country through regional Centres of Excellence. Aspiring young women now, more […]