Prep School Sports Hotline : 07552 166949 (please use this number to check, on the day, if fixtures have been cancelled)
For enquiries about Senior School Fixtures please telephone Reception on 01403 254967
Fixture List Summer 2013
If you are sports fanatic and want to be in every team or just want to keep fit, you will find it all on offer at Farlington!
Girls throughout the school are encouraged to participate in and enjoy sport and to maintain their interest and develop a healthy lifestyle far beyond school. There are ample opportunities for girls to compete at the highest possible level both inside and outside school with local, regional and national competitions in hockey, netball, cross-country, athletics, tennis, rounders, swimming and riding. There is an extensive fixture list which is fulfilled via squad practices. Sessions for the squads take place at lunchtime and after school as do the fixtures. We do have occasional Saturday fixtures particularly tournaments.
Teams are run in our core sports throughout the school across the age range Year 4 -13, in netball, hockey and cross country in the autumn and spring terms, with athletics, rounders, swimming and tennis in the summer term.
Equestrianism is very strong at Farlington. Although School does not have stables or a sand-school we have a hugely successful squad; currently 4 teams NSEA are County Champions, 2 teams are NSEA National Champions and 3 Farlington girls are Individual National Champions, either NSEA or Pony Club.
Click here for more information about riding at Farlington
In addition to our core sports we offer courses in fencing, judo, football, rugby, trampolining and badminton, to name a few. Courses are run by fully qualified NGB coaches in order to develop and widen your daughters sporting skills.
Girls are supported with a clear pathway to develop their specific talents and we have strong links with local clubs: Horsham Hockey Club, Rudgwick Netball Club, Blue Star Harriers (athletics), Slinfold Golf & Country Club, Horsham Hawks Basketball Club & Atlantis Swimming Club.
There are enrichment opportunities for girls to further their knowledge with their specialised sport and become a qualified official or coach.
The physical education department benefits from excellent facilities which include a modern Sports Hall, a floodlit Astroturf pitch, 3 netball courts, 11 tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool.
Physical Education is a practical subject where the best way to learn is by “doing”. Core P.E is taught from the nursery through to Year 10, as girls move into Year 11 and the Sixth Form, P.E becomes more preparatory for lifelong participation.
Accreditation is also available for those who wish to study further at GCSE and A level. We have seen a number of girls go into careers in Leisure and Tourism, Recreation Management, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Journalism, Coaching and Teaching P.E.
The P.E Department is known for their trips and many girls have fond memories of ski trips, sports tours and camps.
With all the sporting opportunities available at Farlington the “final whistle will never be blown!!
“I like the range of sports available to try…... particularly for Year 11 outside sport on Friday afternoons” (Year 11)
“I enjoy the extra-curricular activities and matches.” (Year 11)
This summer the International Netball Roadshow (INR) is coming to Farlington School on the 19th – 21st August.
For more information and bookings please visit www.activatesport.co.uk or call 0115 973 1676.
After England’s recent historic test series whitewash over Australia, INR is pleased to confirm that four of the key England players will be lead coaches on the majority of this year’s academies. Sasha Corbin and Sara Bayman will be joined by former INR coaches turned England stars Serena Guthrie and Jo Harten! This current crop of players will join former England Captain’s Tracey Neville, Olivia Murphy and Karen Atkinson.
Jo Harten, who coached for INR in 2012, will return in time for the Summer Roadshow and has expressed her pleasure at playing such an important role."The buzz around the game at the moment is fantastic and hopefully we will see lots of new faces at the Roadshow in the summer.”
Netball Coaching from Tamsin Greenway
|Netball coaching from Tamsin Greenway|