“Sport plays a formative role in individual personal development. All our students are encouraged to participate in sport whatever their aptitude and ability and gain the personal benefits necessary for success not just in sport but in other fields: improved physical fitness, self-respect and confidence, team awareness and leadership, determination and commitment.
Our Inter-House competitions ensure that everyone can get involved, try something new and enjoy a variety of activities.
We have excellent facilities and an enthusiastic and passionate coaching team who aim to ensure that each individual enjoys their chosen sport and plays it to their full potential. The school also has active links with many local clubs, county organisations, local universities and national bodies. Regular programmes with external professional coaches provide specialist support to our staff and ensure that we adopt the most effective new ideas to improve our students’ training”.
Director of Sport
In the sixth form, you have the option of being coached in the traditional sports – Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Tennis and Athletics for the boys and Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Rounders and Athletics for the girls. Other options you can select from include a wide variety of other sports such as Swimming, Badminton, Squash, Football, Cycling, Lacrosse, Trampolining, Cheerleading, Archery and Equestrian.
The school provides a comprehensive fixture list across all the major sports through all three terms. Students selected for these squads are expected to fulfil this commitment to both fixtures and training throughout the season.
Professional coaches are an integral part of the team at Pocklington School. They complement our staff by providing them with specialist support in the delivery of games and keep us up to speed with the latest methods and practices being used in professional arenas.
The sports department at Pocklington School is ably led by David Byas ex Yorkshire County Cricket Captain.
Click here to view the Pocklington School Sports fixtures and results page.