We are proud of our success with our competitive teams, as well as the large number of students representing their county, region and country. Expert coaching staff, many of whom have represented their country in their sport, guide those who show promise. We also work with students who show they could potentially make a career out of sport through our High Performance Programme.
Our excellent facilities, including extensive sports fields, astros, sports halls, swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, climbing wall, shooting range, health and fitness suite, and strength and conditioning suite – as well as our fields at Sandilands – allow us to offer a huge range of opportunities.
What makes playing rugby at Trinity different is the energy and joy that our coaches bring to every session. Whether it be on-field rugby sessions, video analyses, strength and conditioning, leadership meetings or individual mentoring, our students get the best from our coaches and in turn our coaches get the best from our students.
Coaching includes: two former premiership players; one former championship rugby player; two current Richmond 1st XV coaches; three Harlequins Academy coaches; one Saracens academy coach; and one Surrey County coach.
Recent success: 17 boys in the Harlequins Academy set up; seven boys in the Saracens Academy; U15 National Cup Quarter finalists 2020; and U15 national plate winners 2018.
Football is the only major sport that runs across two terms. This allows students time to practise, progress and develop their individual and collective skills. We offer competitive fixtures for various teams across all age groups for students to test the skills they have learnt in a competitive and friendly environment. We have a large number of students go on to compete for professional academies including Charlton, Crystal Palace, Fulham and West Ham. Teams take part in competitions throughout the Autumn and Winter Terms and our coaching partnership with Fulham FC also helps our students train to a high level.
Recent successes: Oliver Scarles, West Ham FC and England player; Camilo Goodbody, West Ham FC; Gabriel Bonsu-Amako, Crystal Palace FC; Lanre Olatunji, Charlton FC; Tobore Agbandje, Charlton FC; Jacob Fasida, Crystal Palace FC.
We have two floodlit astro-turf pitches on site, providing the perfect training ground for our students, along with expert coaches boasting international experience. Many of our students go on to play at county or national level, but we ensure that learning the sport is a great experience for players at all levels.
Key facts: 24 Trinity Hockey Teams; numerous ex -England, Great Britain and South African International Standard players, and a current Ireland Senior Mens’ International.
Coaching includes: England U16 Boys’ Coach; England Hockey Performance Centre Level Coaches; six Premier League Players.
Recent success: U16 Nation Plate Champions 2019; Joe Cotton England U18; Fraser Myers England U18; Hannah Bond England U21.
Our coaches and facilities help create an environment in which players of all abilities can thrive and love the game. We challenge pupils to think for themselves and problem solve as a team, while our newly developed indoor net facility is a stand out addition to our impressive facilities.
Coaching includes: cricket professionals, Ali Brown and Elliot Hooper; five lane indoor nets system; four lane outdoor astro net system; three lane grass net system; three grass cricket squares; one astro cricket pitch.
Recent success: Marcus Lilley (Sussex CCC U17); Ishan Sabharwal (Kent CCC U17); Matthew Johnsen and Ayaan Alam (Surrey CCC U14); Rohan Kumar (Kent U13); Tommy Wright (Surrey U13).
Many of our students go on to play at international level, which is incredible given many join the school without any experience in the sport. Students receive expert coaching from our staff, and are also encouraged to build on their talents in local water polo clubs, with whom we have great relationships.
Coaching includes: Sean King, London 2012 Olympian and England/GBR coach; Ian Marsh, former Director of Sport, coach of a National Title winning team in each of the last six decades; Temba Bungane, South Africa Junior and Senior Mens’ Coach – preparing for World Championships and Tokyo Olympic Games.
Recent success: Kathy Rogers (GBR Senior International), Sarah Rogers (Wales Senior International), Imogen Smith (GBR U17), Frederick Pearson (GBR U19), Maclaren Crawford (GBR U17), Archie Pearson (England U17), Ben Young (England U17), Ross Sinclair (Scotland U17), Aarav Ganguli (England U17), ESSA U13 National Champions (2019), ESSA U15 National Champions (2019,2020), London Schools League U16 & U18 Champions (2020)
We play both friendly and competitive matches with other schools in the Spring term. We regularly have girls taking part in regional development programs and representing county squads.
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In the range, or outside if the weather is good.
Athletics at Trinity is a popular Summer sport. We enjoy a wide range of facilities including a grass track, two long and triple jump pits, a shot-put circle, a high jump arena and a hammer and discus cage. Many of the staff are vastly experienced across both the track and field disciplines and students are regularly given the chance to compete at Athletics meets. Trinity competes in the ESAA national event as well as the Croydon Borough Sports Competition. The school has a strong tradition of producing outstanding athletes who go on to compete at a high level when they leave school.
Numbers of students taking part are increasing, and we have teams playing in regional leagues.
Basketball is in high demand at Trinity with sessions taking place across all age groups in PE, Games and co-curricular sessions. Our passionate coaching staff, including two former county basketball players, help ensure students are pushing themselves and others to be better, whilst engaging in an environment that enables everyone to thrive.
Fixtures take place throughout the year against local schools, including at our Easter and summer camps, where we welcome students of all abilities to start their basketball journey. Basketball at Trinity is growing year by year and offers a chance for students to discover their true potential.
Trinity Cricket is one of the strongest school set ups in the county, with age groups regularly making county cup finals and progressing to national cup competitions at U13 & U15 level.
Our coaches and facilities help create an environment in which all abilities of player can thrive and love the game. We challenge students to think for themselves and problem solve as a team. This is done through our training programme which we provide all year round for our Academy players and our ‘open to all’ sessions. Our newly developed indoor net facility is a stand out addition to our already top level facilities.
Students take advantage of our extensive grounds, and nearby parks and woods. Whilst we have a relaxed atmosphere, students also take part in competitive runs, and we are able to accommodate all levels of runner.
Sessions take place at the Herne Hill velodrome. Our highly-qualified coaches lead sessions in bike-handling, fitness and training races in both sprint and endurance. Students also have the opportunity to compete.
We offer students the chance to be introduced to the sport in a supportive atmosphere.
Our football programme is being continuously refined across the school with high standards set from all of our coaches. Football is the only major sport that runs across two terms which allows students lots of time to practise, progress and develop their individual and collective skills.
We offer competitive fixtures for various teams across all age groups for students to test the skills they have learnt in a competitive and friendly environment. We have a huge number of students who go on to compete for professional academies including Charlton, Crystal Palace, Fulham and West Ham during their time at Trinity. Teams take part in competitions throughout Autumn and Winter Terms and our coaching partnership with Fulham FC helps our students train to a high level. We also offer a summer football club.
Golf is a fast growing entity at Trinity. Our Head of Golf, Jamie O’Connor, is a scratch handicap, former international golfer, who is determined to make Trinity an institution associated with success on the course.
Trinity Golf prides itself on its ability to offer an enjoyable experience to golfers of all standards. Whether that’s beginners with a love for the game during our weekly practice sessions, or our more elite golfers with practice rounds at Shirley Park Golf Club.
We regularly feature in the latter stages of national and regional competitions which demonstrates our strength in hockey. We have two floodlit astro-turf pitches on site, providing the perfect training ground for our students with expert coaches that have international experience. Many of our students go on to play at county or national level, but we ensure that learning the sport is a great experience for players at all levels.
Our Girls first XI team competes against a range of other schools, and we have a development team where those new to the sport can learn and improve.
Our excellent indoor facilities, including regulation sized courts and built-in rebound boards, make Trinity the perfect place to play indoor hockey. We field successful teams across all age groups, and it’s the perfect opportunity to develop skills ready for the outdoor hockey season.
Netball is a popular sport for girls in our Sixth Form, who train on either one of our four all-weather outdoor courts or one of our two indoor courts. We play both friendly and competitive matches with other schools in the spring term. We regularly have girls taking part in regional development programs and representing county squads.
We play rounders in the summer, with girls entering tournaments and playing against other schools.
Students thrive when playing rugby at Trinity thanks to our exceptional coaching staff and the environment they create. We are extremely fortunate to have a coaching team consisting of two ex-premiership players, the Richmond 1st XV Forwards coach, the Richmond 1st XV Defence coach, the Esher 1st XV attack coach, three Harlequins Academy Coaches, a Saracens Academy Coach and a Dave Alred School of Kicking coach.
Beyond their qualifications and expertise, what makes playing rugby at Trinity different, is the energy and joy that all of our coaches bring to every session, whether it be on-field rugby sessions, video analysis, strength and conditioning, leadership meetings or individual mentoring our students get the best from our coaches and in turn our coaches get the best from our students. Trinity is a special place to play rugby.
Rugby Sevens is a hugely popular sport at Trinity where we enter numerous tournaments throughout the spring term which culminates in various age groups representing the school in the Rosslyn Park National Sevens. This is a great opportunity to showcase our rugby talent on a national stage.
Recent success: 15 boys involved in the UR 7s programme; quarter finalists at U14 Rosslyn Park 2019.
Students have the opportunity to learn the basics. We are able to use the boats of a local sailing club, and students can also qualify for various RYA qualifications.
A co-curricular activity after school, teams also play other local schools.
Squash is a very popular sport at Trinity. We are lucky enough to have a expert coach who is really enthusiastic about improving the level of each player at the school.
We have teams across all age groups who compete in national competitions. All of this ensures a solid foundation in playing this life-long sport. Students are coached on one of our four squash courts and take advantage of regular practice sessions.
Students take advantage of our on-site swimming pool to improve their swimming technique, with many taking part in district, county and national competitions. We enjoy strong relations with many local swimming clubs and work closely with those clubs and coaches to ensure we are best supporting our swimmers development.
For those who are new to swimming, our Swim Club and Non-Swimmers Club enable them to take part and learn skills in a supportive environment.
Numerous co-curricular clubs are available for students to develop and excel in table tennis. Our nine indoor and six all-weather tables allow students to explore the game both in scheduled coaching sessions and socially in their own time. We are proud to cater for a full spectrum of recreational to competitive players. Students are also able to use table tennis as part of their GCSE/A-level PE practical.
Tennis is a popular sport for our students at both junior and senior level. We have ten tennis courts where large numbers of our students play tennis during the Summer Term.
With teams and professional coaching across all age levels, students of all abilities can enjoy improving their skills or playing competitively. We regularly compete in the Surrey League and Festival, AEGON Nationals and Independent Schools Tennis Association competition each year as well as in regular friendly matches for those students who wish to play more recreationally.
Our team of students who compete in trampolining have enjoyed great success with full support of the school. We have two competition standard beds and students can use trampolining as part of their GCSE/A Level PE practical.
Trinity is one of the top schools for water polo in the country, having won many national titles, and with many of our students going on to play at international level. We are proud to have qualified for the National Finals in every age group for the past six years.
Many of our students go on to play at international level, which is impressive given many join the school without any experience in the sport. Students receive expert coaching from our staff, and are also encouraged to build on their talents in local water polo clubs, with whom we have strong relationships.
Sports scholarships are awarded to those who show exceptional promise in at least one sport. Those who perform well enough in the entrance examination to be invited for an interview are assessed in the year of entry. Up to 50% remission of the school fee can be awarded, although some scholarships are Honorary. Each student with a sports scholarship will receive the same mentoring and support.
This includes access to elite-level coaching, links with professional sporting academies, and a High Performance Programme, which encompasses a holistic approach to athlete development, including movement literacy, nutrition, psychology and mental resilience. Many of our students go on to gain district, county and international recognition.
Sports scholars are invited to be part of our Sports Mentor programme, in which a member of our Sports staff is matched to the individual as a personal mentor, to offer advice and support. They also benefit from a bespoke strength and conditioning programme, are able to use our state-of-the-art athletic performance suite for training and conditioning, and are invited to attend a series of seminars on topics such as psychology and leadership.