In addition to the programme of sport available within the curriculum, there are many opportunities for girls to get involved in co-curricular sport throughout the week – during lunch, club time, and right through into the evening.
We hold training sessions each week for both lacrosse and netball for every year group in the Autumn and Spring Terms. During the Summer Term we run regular sessions for athletics, rounders and tennis.
Swimming takes place all year round in our fabulous six-lane, 25m swimming pool, and polo is a popular option on Fridays. There are also sessions available for badminton, hockey, cricket, and many more sports, run on a weekly basis. Private tennis lessons are also available on-site.
A very popular feature of our co-curricular programme are our Dance classes offered in partnership with the Natalie Vinson School of Dance. Options include RAD ballet, contemporary, acro, pilates, Zumba and tap classes which are all taught on-site. We also offer Pilates and Zumba in our gym as part of the co-curricular programme.
We run a bi-annual netball tour to Disneyland Paris over the Easter holiday which has been extremely popular with the girls. Open to both Fourth and Fifth Year pupils, the five day trip involves international tournaments with 64 schools from all over the world, along with some well earned relaxation in the famous theme park. Second and Third Year girls represent St George's in the Condover Hall GSA Netball Tournament in the Spring term. We also ran a recent senior lacrosse tour to Germany and The Netherlands.
Girls also have the opportunity to take part in annual ski races in France.
Pupils gain a great deal from trips to see professional sportsmen and women in action. These recently included watching Surrey Storm, the super league netball team in Guildford, and visits to Chelsea FC Women.
Sports colours are awarded at the end of the Summer Term at our annual Sports Review of the Year evening. Guest speakers have included Sky Sports Presenter, Kirsty Gallagher, Olympic Badminton Silver Medallist, Gail Emms, England Netballer Sophia Candappa, and former swimming world champion Mark Foster. Colours are awarded in most of our sports and recognition is also given for achievement in dance.
Girls who are talented and enthusiastic in Sport have the opportunity to take up leadership roles. We have a Sports Council made up of a selection of girls from First to Fifth Year, who discuss all areas of sports life at the school. Girls will consider health and wellbeing, participation in charitable events such as Sport Relief, and will help to support sporting events with local primary schools. Other roles of responsibility include; Sports Leaders, Team Captains and a Sports Prefect role in the Upper Sixth.