Sport plays a key role in developing every Blue Coat pupil’s potential – physical fitness and skill, teamwork and learning how to win and how to lose. We coach sport to a very high level while providing for and encouraging those for whom participation rather than excellence is important.
Major sports are Rowing, Rugby, Netball, Football, Hockey, Cricket, Tennis and Athletics. All the major sports have a highly competitive and extensive fixture list. Other sports include Golf, Squash, Cross Country, Climbing, Touch (Rugby), Weight Training, Swimming, Rugby Sevens, Shooting and Archery.
Highlights of the School’s recent sporting success include: the 1st XI football team winning the league, the County Cup and the regional Gibbs Cup; the undefeated U12A football team becoming County champions;, rowers winning gold at the National Schools Regatta; qualification for the Henley Royal Regatta; Blue Coat U13s and U14s winning their rugby County Cup finals; our cross country runners qualifying for the English Schools’ finals; the netball team winning the Berkshire County Championships; the U13 cricketers winning the County Cup; the 1st cricket XI reaching the final of the T20 tournament; numerous Blue Coat athletes winning medals at the Berkshire Schools’ Athletics Championships; the School’s mixed touch rugby team winning silver at their first national tournament; Blue Coat’s golf team playing in the ISGA finals at St Andrew’s in Scotland and our U14s reaching the regional finals of the Aegon Team Tennis Championships. In addition, we had two rowers in GB juniors crews, a cricketer in the England Development Squad, a girl in the England U18 Rugby 7s team, a netballer in the England U21 and U19 squads, a player in the England Boys’ Golf Squad, a badminton player in the England U13 squad and a sailor at the Mirror World Championships.