Sport forms a major part of life here at Skippers, with a wide range of sports available for pupils of all abilities to partake in. Over the years a significant number of our pupils have been awarded specialist scholarships in Sport.
The school’s enthusiasm for Sport is well accommodated with its extensive playing fields, gymnasium, swiming pool and tennis courts. We have a full fixture list with all of the preparatory schools in our area, and take pride in performing strongly in in a range of sports including Football, Netball, Hockey, Rugby, Cross Country, Athletics, Cricket and Rounders.
Recent Sport Achievements
The English Schools Cross Country (for State and Private Sectors) has been won by numerous illustrious athletes including Mo Farrah in 1997 and 1999. This year’s event took place in Derbyshire and county teams from England sent their best 8 athletes to compete for The Lockhurst Trophy. This year Dylan Leisinger competed for Sussex in the Junior Boys event.
Read about Dylan's performance at the event below:
You can read more sport news from Skippers here.
Timing and communication are vital skills to acquire in Netball, particularly as you only have three seconds in which to execute the perfect pass! In the drill shown in the video below, known as ‘The Box’, the U11 team at Skippers are learning to time their moves to coincide with the ball carrier being in a well balanced position ready to release the ball. This then translates directly into a game situation. The girls are learning to both rely on and support each other which is the beauty of team sport and a great life skill too!
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"I will always be extremely grateful for the role that my teachers at Skippers played in helping me to realise my ambition. Whether your passion is sport, drama, music or academic studies there surely can’t be a better place to start you on the road to realising your dreams."
Laura Marsh, former pupil and England Cricketer