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Sport in the Sixth Form provides a perfect outlet for our students away from the academic arena and offers an avenue for development both physically and socially. Sport can provide opportunities for students to explore their personal and interpersonal qualities in a range of different environments. With a heavy emphasis on being part of a team, this helps them to develop their character whilst working alongside others. Many students will adopt leadership roles within their respective teams and will work closely with coaching staff to help develop these teams. The team environment is not for all students, therefore we provide a range of sporting options for those who prefer to follow a more individual path. 

Sport is compulsory at Hurst and is offered on three weekday afternoons. For those who are more competitive there are regular fixtures in our major sports at the weekends and commitment to these fixtures is expected.

Hurst has a strong sporting culture and the Sixth Form student body remains keen to support the programme. All of our students gain a sense of achievement from performing at a level which is suited to their own abilities (Hurst runs A, B, C and D teams in most sports ), and many of our Sixth Formers who compete at a high level continue to progress beyond Hurst at university or in the professional sporting arena. At whatever level in which our students engage the mantra is still the same with the intention that they all pursue some form of physical activity which will encourage a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.

Although sport is compulsory throughout the college, we allow Sixth Formers to make their own choices as to which activities they wish to pursue. We will encourage those with talent in our major sports to continue with these where appropriate. Each term we offer a slightly different sporting menu and the students make their choices at the beginning of each term.

Major sports:

Michaelmas term – rugby (boys), hockey (girls)

Lent term – hockey (boys), netball (girls)

Summer term – cricket (boys and girls), athletics (boys and girls)

Minor sports: 

Football, tennis, swimming, golf, squash, aerobics, pilates, dance, yoga, strength and conditioning (gym), gymnastics, badminton, basketball plus outdoor pursuits (climbing, sailing, canoeing, rowing)   

A sports tour, either home or overseas, is often available to Sixth Formers during their time with us, usually in our major sports but also skiing.

Sport at Hurst