Sport is an integral part of each and every pupil’s development, well-being and education, and provides a platform to celebrate all that is unique about Wellingtonians.
By fostering an “active life” philosophy and promoting a lifetime involvement in sport and physical activity, we generate an ethos focused around inclusion and mass participation. Sport is not just about physical excellence — it develops the whole person, and in that sense sport at Wellington is both transformative and inspirational.
Wellington sport is emphatically for all. We seek to inspire both the elite and the novice with a sense of the joy of physical endeavour, with self-respect and pride in the College. We want all pupils to enjoy their sport, to seek excellence in their field and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our talented and dedicated coaching teams strive to create the best possible environment for pupils to learn with a judicious mixture of challenge and open communication.
We have a “premier league” reputation as one of the best schools for sport in the UK. This success is built on an ethos of participation and a culture which appreciates the wider value of sport. In recent years, our teams have achieved national renown and titles in hockey, rugby, golf, shooting, triathlon, squash, equestrianism, cricket, rackets and polo. Despite these successes we are just as proud of the unbeaten U14D team as we are of the First XI! There are many opportunities for pupils to represent the College in teams across a wide range of over 30 competitive sports, as well as participating in a number of different recreational activities, all of which are resourced by outstanding College facilities.
With 16 rugby and football pitches; 2 floodlit AstroTurf pitches; a modern, well-equipped Sports Hall; indoor and outdoor swimming pools; 22 hard tennis courts; 9 cricket pitches; 2 lacrosse pitches; 8 netball courts; a gym; a dance studio; basketball/volleyball courts; a newly refurbished rackets court; squash and badminton courts; a brand-new Real Tennis court; a climbing wall; a shooting range and a nationally acclaimed nine-hole golf course all within our 400-acre campus, provision for sport at Wellington is truly second to none.