Competitive sport plays a key part in developing a Blue Coat pupil’s potential, no matter at what level, nor in which sport. Respect, Belief, Commitment and Sportsmanship are the characteristics we aim to nurture in each Team RBCS representative. Whether it is in the U12Es or the School 1st team, these characteristics are the main priority.
Our main sports are Athletics & Cross Country, Cricket, Football, Girls Hockey & Netball, Rowing and Rugby. All our main sports have a highly competitive and extensive fixture list, and compete both at local and national level. Examples of other competitive sports include Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Rugby Sevens, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Touch Rugby.
Here at Blue Coat we don’t believe that these are mutually exclusive. The number of pupils representing #TeamRBCS increase each year. Last year 99% of boys in year 7 played representative football and rugby for the school. It is no coincidence that this increased opportunity to participate is having a positive impact on the A teams.
We have a highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic coaching team, blending both internal and external specialist coaches, with cross curricular staff to ensure that every pupil is maximising their potential, as well as enjoying their experience regardless of ability.
As well as the School boathouse being on site, we have eight outstandingly maintained rugby and football pitches, six cricket squares, four netball courts, three tennis courts, a swimming pool, a multi-use Sports Hall, a multi-use games area (MUGA), an athletics track with a dedicated tartan jumping area and a fitness suite. We also share facilities with Reading RFC, Reading Hockey club, Sonning Cricket club and Berkshire County Sports Club.
Mr Gerwyn Wilson, Director of Sport at Reading Blue Coat
#TeamRBCS recent successes:
- Cups – U12 (football & cricket County Champions), U13 (cricket County Champions), U15 (rugby County Champions), U16 (rugby VII MT7s), 1XI (Girls hockey Super 8 winners, Boys football Gibbs Cup winners), 1VII (rugby Vase winners)
- Leagues – 1XI (football Thames Valley League winners)
- Rowing – 1st VIII qualifying for the Henley Royal Regatta for the 13th year in a row
- Participation – Full year group fixtures in rugby and football at year 7, 4 x girl’s netball teams in competitive leagues, 7 x senior football teams in competitive leagues.
Where are they now?
Abby Dow – Wasps and England Rugby
Francesca Williams – Wasps and England Netball
Martin Anderson – Middlesex Cricket
Lewis Ward – Goalkeeper, Exeter City
Josh Smart – London Irish Rugby