Football is the major sport in the spring term. At the junior level all pupils take part in football during games lessons and those involved in various age group squads have an additional after-school training session. Fixtures may take place in games lessons, but most will take place on Saturday mornings.

Blue Coat always plays two and occasionally three teams in most age groups up to senior level. At senior level we play 1st XI – 4th XI matches each week during the term, with additional regular fixtures for 5th, 6th and 7th teams – and sometimes even 8th and 9th teams.

Football teams enter the County Cup at all age groups, even where opening fixtures have to be played in the first term. The U15s tour each year at Easter to Ligugé (the twinned town of Sonning) and La Rochelle in France, where they play both football and rugby.