Sport at Abberley Hall is fully inclusive, very diverse but also strongly competitive. We make the most of the impressive facilities by having a daily games session as well as a weekly PE lesson and also a broad programme in the evenings and at weekends.
The facilities include extensive grass pitches, a full sized Astroturf, two tennis/netball courts, a sports hall and ricochet court, a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, a shooting range, riding stables and ménage, a climbing wall, an archery butt, a fishing lake and mountain bikes.
We take team sports very seriously and our first teams in all sports are of a very high standard, particularly rugby and cricket for the boys, and hockey and netball for the girls. It is also our aim for every child to experience competitive fixtures against children of a similar ability. We produce teams for the main sports as well as girls' football, girls' cricket, boys' hockey, swimming and fencing.
The younger children spend their Wednesday afternoons involved in outdoor pursuits and this is built upon throughout the older age groups with a Year 6 expedition in the summer and a Leavers' surfing trip. Years 5 and 7 also experience many outdoor activities on their visits to the school chalet in France.
We have toured South Africa five times in recent years with a boys rugby team and a girls hockey team. We regularly host touring teams from around this country and abroad.
The standard of expertise and qualifications that we possess on the staff ensures that a high quality of coaching is provided at all levels. We have a former professional rugby player, a Para-Olympic swimming coach, an ex-RFUW coach and a highly qualified and experienced kayaking, climbing and abseiling instructor on the staff as well as coaching qualifications throughout our staff.