Our aim is to provide opportunities for our talented sports players to excel in sports and to aspire towards representative honours where possible. We aim to ensure all pupils have access to excellent coaching and facilities and provide competitive inter-school fixtures. These challenge our pupils, encourage them to grow in their sport and help them to understand the importance and value of competitive sport.
Netball is the core sport for girls in the Autumn term. Teams throughout the school, at every age level, play regularly against schools throughout the season. In many cases we play against large girls’ schools such as St Paul’s Girls, Wimbledon High and Putney High.
Rugby is the core sport for boys in the Autumn term. Teams across all age groups enjoy regular week day and weekend fixtures. Sevens becomes part of the sports programme in the Spring term.
Rowing is historically the most successful sport at Emanuel with over 50 international and Olympic rowers in the record books and crews that have enjoyed success at the highest level (including winning the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley). For pupils in Year 9 and above, rowing takes place throughout the year and is the major sport for boys in the Spring term and girls in the Summer term.
Cricket is played by both boys and girls to high levels of skill and success. Eight teams across the school regularly play on Saturdays during the cricket season.
Hockey is played by the girls in the Spring term and is a core sport for girls. Hockey is either played on-site on our mini astro, or off-site at our hired sites in Surbiton and Barnes.
Football is available for boys from Years 6 to 8. Teams participate in training and fixtures against local junior and prep schools. The school is gradually introducing football to all year groups and the sport will, alongside rowing, be one of two core sports for all boys in the Spring term.
Girls’ football runs as a Summer term club for the Lower School, and we will review and possibly expand our offering in due course.