In Cobham Hall’s thriving Sports department, apart from PE lessons, there are a wide variety of sports and physical activities going on before, during and after school for girls to get involved in.
Main sports and Inter-School matches
There are weekly training sessions for our main sports – netball and hockey in winter and tennis and rounders in summer. Matches take place regularly against other schools in these sports.
Currently, Cobham’s hockey teams are receiving weekly coaching from the assistant coach of the England Ladies’ U21 team. A group of girls also attend training sessions at the hockey academy at Holcombe, a local hockey club.
PE staff and House Captains run inter-house competitions in hockey, netball, rounders, swimming, athletics and badminton each year.
Girls can swim all year round. The indoor heated pool is available for free swimming three times a week, with a specialist training session for more serious swimmers once a week.
There is a weekly training session for athletics that runs year-round for all age groups.
Other clubs and activities
The Sports Department also aims to introduce girls to a wide variety of different sports – in the last year girls have enjoyed taster sessions in football, rugby, shooting and fencing. As a result of these, several girls have joined shooting and fencing clubs run by the Modern Pentathlon Association at Cobham.
Horse riding takes place at a local riding school each week.
Tennis lessons are run at school with a specialist coach (individual or group lessons).
Girls can take Golf lessons at Rochester & Cobham Golf Club, adjacent to the School.
Hip Hop, Aerobics and Trampolining are all popular weekly activities.
Girls in older years are allowed to use the fitness suite and the dance studio after school and on weekends. Any girls can use the tennis courts.
In the Summer term, Sports Day takes place at Deangate Ridge Sports Complex, allowing the girls to compete in track and field events on a 400m tartan track.
“Pupils excel in sports such as hockey, netball, biathlon, swimming and trampolining.”
– Independent Schools’ Inspectorate, February 2015