Colours and Awards
Pupils competing in Senior School sport, or those competing in “open age” sports such as sailing and golf, in Year 10 and above have a Sports Awards Dinner towards the end of the Trinity term.
This is a Black Tie event where pupils’ contributions to the school and beyond are recognised including “Player of the Season” and “Most Improved Player of the Season” in each sport.
There are also some other, more prestigious awards, one of which is “Full Colours” and the much coveted “colours tie” is subsequently worn proudly around the school.
In addition to full/half colours there is a Headmaster’s Award, which recognises pupils’ International Sporting Honours, and the highest award of all, the Director of Sport’s Cap, which recognises the highest level of contribution and performance across multiple sports.
|Director of Sport Award
||Year 13 only
||Exceptional sporting contribution to the school across three terms and three years. Pupil would normally have received their Senior Colours in three sports. An exemplary role model and influential character on and off the pitch.
||Normally awarded to pupils in Year 13. Pupils in lower years will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
||A pupil performing at a consistently high level within their sport. Would be selected for 100 percent fixtures if available. Pupil normally makes themselves available for training and fixtures. Trains to a consistently high standard. Sets high standards and acts as a role model within and out of sport. A pupil that goes the extra mile for the team. Pupils awarded colours before their final year and worthy of colours in subsequent years will be recognised in the roll of honour and receive a token of recognition.
||Normally awarded to pupils in Year 11-13. Pupils in lower years will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
||Committed to training and seeks to improve their playing ability. Would be selected for 100 percent fixtures if available. Pupil normally makes themselves available for training and fixtures. Sets high standards and acts as a role model within and out of sport. A pupil whose significant contribution to the team over the last academic year has been recognised.
Recent guest speakers include current and past sports stars such as England Netball captain Ama Agbeze and Wales scrum-half Mike Philips.
Pupils in the younger year groups are rewarded on a termly basis with Player of the Season and Most Improved Player of the Season in each sport being awarded in termly prizegiving ceremonies. These are awarded in all our major sports and are also much coveted.