Our aim is to give every pupil at Dover College the best sporting opportunity, whilst endeavoring to help each individual fulfil their potential. In doing so we hope to promote a positive, lifelong approach to sport and fitness but also develop/promote excellence for those who choose to pursue an activity to a higher level. We are able to achieve this by providing an extensive provision of activities with the major sports being rugby, football and cricket for boys, hockey, and netball for girls. Outside of the major games options we offer golf, horse riding, rounders, sailing, badminton, gym (Only upper and lower sixth) and much more.
At Dover College, we aim to be competitive across all sports but also emphasize the importance of equal opportunity, full participation and fair play through both team and individual games. This approach ensures all children are given the same opportunity whilst also developing a competitive spirit. When recognizing emerging talent within school sports we not only encourage participation at local clubs to further development but will also enroll pupils into district or county trials at which we have had great success recently, with four students being selected for the Pre School Pumas in the last year.
The vast amount of sporting activities reflect the stance that the school views sport as an integral part of a student’s school life, which is made possible by through contributions from various members of the teaching staff. This I can also play an important role in the wider aspect of the school a rapport is built between students and staff, which can have a positive affect when in the classroom. Sport is not only valued for the health benefits and well-being of our pupils, but also for the enormous benefits it brings for teamwork, interpersonal skills and confidence.
The main sports each term are as follows:
Boys: Football, Sailing or Eton Fives
Girls: Hockey, Sailing, Football or Eton Fives
Boys: Rugby, Cross Country or Eton Fives
Girls: Netball, Cross Country or Eton Fives
Boys: Cricket, Athletics, Tennis or Sailing
Girls: Cricket, Athletics, Tennis, Sailing or Rounders
Other sports on offer during Games: Horse Riding, Badminton, Basketball, Gym or Golf