Sport at Wilson's
The school has many links with clubs and organisations who can provide opportunities outside of Wilson’s as well as a team of highly qualified staff with great expertise in one or more areas. In addition, many external coaches are used in games blocks to ensure a high quality delivery of the subject. Wilson’s has extensive facilities in a refurbished sports hall, provided with all the equipment necessary, including indoor cricket nets and bowling machine, a gym / table-tennis hall with climbing wall and an area for judo.
The outside facilities include:
- 12 rubber crumb 5-a-side astroturf pitches and a larger 8-a-side pitch
- 6 outdoor cricket nets
- 4 football pitches
- 1 rugby pitch
- 2 cricket squares
- Grid areas for training
There are also a number of sports clubs and facilities local to the school which are used during games afternoons.
There are inter-house competitions in which all boys take part, not just the top performers. Wilson’s boys take part in district, county and national competitions, often reaching the final rounds; they have won a number of national titles. Extra-curricular sport takes place evenings and weekends throughout the year; the sports fields are always busy.
Wilson’s School values sport very highly, especially since all the boys have a chance to find an area in which they can develop their individual abilities.