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KC SPORTS SITE
Sport at KC
Kent College is a school steeped in sporting history. We have a reputation for delivering a strong sports programme as part of our diverse and varied school curriculum. The school sees sport as an integral part of a student’s life and understands the important role it plays at both the elite and participation ends of the performance pyramid. The Sports department has a number of key goals:
- To instil a positive attitude towards exercise with a rm understanding of its importance towards building both physical and psychological health.
- To prepare and deliver regular, high level progressive coaching and skill development to all students across all ability levels.
- To offer a diverse range of activities and sporting opportunities across all year groups including termly masterclasses.
- To develop key life skills such as leadership, communication, decision making and teamwork.
- To provide the talented athletes of the college a performance pathway to play at the highest level through the Elite Programme.
The sports’ facilities include a sports hall, gym, squash courts, an Astro-turf for hockey and tennis, and extensive sports pitches for football, rugby and cricket. Kent College also has a Riding Centre and offers horse riding lessons, and the opportunity to take part in competitions, as part of its sports programme
The major sports for girls are hockey (Autumn term), netball (Spring term) and athletics, cricket and tennis (Summer term). The major sports for boys are football (Autumn term), hockey (Spring term) and cricket, athletics and tennis (Summer term). However, for exceptional hockey players (boys and girls) training is available over both the Autumn and Spring terms for indoor and outdoor hockey, with one-to-one coaching and support.
Many pupils take part in cross country running over the winter, and athletics events in the Summer term. In addition, the school has facilities for trampolining, badminton, volleyball and basketball, yoga and body strengthening and conditioning in our gym or at Kent University.
There is a full calendar of fixtures against schools in the southeast of England and further afield, and information about all sporting events and teams can be found on the Kent College Sports website. Sports tours give all of our pupils the opportunity to expand their sporting horizons – recent tours have been to Berlin (indoor hockey), and Holland (Euro Hockey tournament).
Kent College Elite Scholarship Programme
At Kent College, we believe that supporting our high performing athletes to reach their potential is extremely important. We have a number of athletes that represent the college at both the national and international level. The elite programme at Kent College is designed to support these individuals by delivering a more comprehensive training schedule based on our 4 pillars of performance:
The idea of this programme is to provide all the high level support and training that professional athletes would receive in order to maximise performance and reach their goals. This programme is designed to supplement their academic