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 Thames Valley League and the regional Gibbs Cup; the U12A football team becoming County champions; our rowers winning a number of medals throughout the season and the 1st VIII qualifying for the Henley Royal Regatta for the 13th year in a row; Blue Coat U15s winning their rugby County Cup finals; the U12 and 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 and one of our athletes coming 8th in the 1500 steeplechase final of the English Schools Track and Field Championships; a number of our cross country runners being selected to represent Berkshire at the English Schools’ Championships; the School’s Rugby 7s winning the vase at their first ever tournament and the U16s winning the Merchant Taylors’ School 7s competition; 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, In addition, we had three rugby players selected for London Irish teams, two rowers in GB juniors crews, a number of cricketers in Berkshire teams, the School’s mixed touch rugby team winning silver at their first national tournament, 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, and a badminton player in the England U14 squad.