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.
Abberely Swimmers First Gala and Success
The Abberley Swim Squad had their first Gala of the season Monday 20th November.. What an exciting night it turned out to be! Both teams were equally matched and this made for some very close finishes. All the races had the supporters on their feet cheering.
Some children swam for the very first time competitively and really did do themselves and the school proud. Children had to swim up an age group and in strokes they do not normally do.
It all came down to the relays as both teams were level. Abberley just inched ahead to win the gala!
Well done to you all, it was fabulous to watch and see you all bond as a team and cheer each other on!
Abberley 212 points The Elms 188
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