Sports at Emanuel are categorised as core or additional sports. Core sports enjoy greater financial support for equipment and professional coaches.
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 will be available for boys from Years 6 to 8 in their games afternoons in spring 2020. Eight school teams will participate in training and fixtures against local junior and prep schools. The school will gradually introduce 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 will run as a club in Summer 2020 for the Lower School, and we will review and possibly expand our offering at the end of the term.