[F]ootball is played throughout the Lent Term by all boys from Years 2 – 8.
[O]ver the course of the term, all
boys from Year 3 upwards will have represented the school in one of our twenty-three teams selected to play
against other schools.
[O]lder boys play the full 11 a-side version of the game, whilst lower down we follow the
recommendations of the FA Youth Development Board to ensure maximum opportunity, participation and fun
whilst developing skills.
[T]raining sessions regularly see whole year groups practising together; each team has a
dedicated coach to ensure continuity.
[B]all skills, teamwork and tactical awareness are key areas that we work
[A]ll pupils are expected to be appropriately dressed, including mandatory shin guards and to show respect
on the pitch towards other players and the referee.
[L]earning to participate to the best of your ability, without
recourse to undervalue the contributions of others and regardless of playing ability is seen as a key principal.
[L]ife lessons are taught through team games.