Sport

Every student at Trinity has the opportunity to represent their school; to experience the exhilaration of a hard fought victory, and the heartbreak of a narrow loss.

Our ethos

Through sport, our students learn how to be resilient, how to persevere and how to show humility when the game is won. Whatever their ability, they can achieve something worthwhile.

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.

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Facilities

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Rugby

Students thrive when playing rugby at Trinity thanks to our exceptional coaching staff and the environment they create.

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.

 

 

 

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Football

Our football programme is continuously improving, with high standards being set from all of our coaches.

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.

 

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Hockey

The fact that we regularly compete in the latter stages of national and regional competitions demonstrates our strength in hockey.

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.

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Cricket

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 and U15 level.

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).

 

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Waterpolo

Trinity is one of the top schools for waterpolo in the country, having won nine national titles since moving to our Shirley Park site. 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 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)

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Netball

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.

Trinity Sport:
170 teams playing over 1000 fixtures each year

All our sports

Archery

Athletics

Badminton

Basketball

Cricket

Cross country

Cycling

Fencing

Football

Golf

Hockey

Indoor Hockey

Netball

Rounders

Rugby

Rugby Sevens

Sailing

Softball

Squash

Swimming

Table Tennis

Tennis

Trampolining

Water Polo

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Sports Scholarships

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.

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