At Queen’s College, we believe that a healthy, active lifestyle promotes a healthy, active mind. We believe that sport plays a vital role in the education of the whole person. We also believe that every boy has the capacity to achieve something worthwhile, or even excel in some field. Often success in an area of sport inspires boys to succeed in other areas of school life. This is why we encourage our learners to play at least one summer and one winter sport.
Accordingly, our sports programme is designed to nurture individual and team excellence, and to give every boy the opportunity to discover some area of sporting activity that he finds satisfying and challenging. We offer a wide range of sports in order to cater for the different interests and talents of our boys.
On the field, the emphasis is not only on the acquisition of skills, but also on friendship, perseverance and sportsmanship. Great team spirit and camaraderie, both on and off the field, is another hallmark of sport to focus this enthusiasm by organising regular sing-songs in preparation for sporting events.
All boys have the opportunity to play in sporting competitions internally and against other schools. Our top teams compete throughout the region, the country and our 5000-seat pavilion at The Rec is packed with enthusiastic supporters whenever we play home matches against arch rivals such as Selborne College, Dale College, Grey High School and St Andrew's College. Tours are organised and undertaken annually.
Queen's College teaching staff devote many hours to coaching school sports' teams. Their involvement in coaching provides further valuable opportunities for developing important staff-pupil relationships.
In addition to the extra-mural sports programme, Physical Education is part of the curriculum for all boys until the end of Grade 9. The Physical Education programme incorporates physical fitness and general sports skills. Physical Education plays an important role in promoting class discipline and a healthy lifestyle.
7 Rugby Fields
4 Cricket Pitches
8 Turf Cricket Nets
3 Concrete Cricket Nets
1 Floodlit Astro Turf
1 Grass Hockey Field
8 Tennis Courts
2 Squash Courts
2 Basketball Courts
2 Soccer Fields