Sports

All of Queen Ethelburga’s students follow a sports programme with the values of fair play, honesty and determination at its heart. Our motto of ‘be the best that I can, with the gifts that I have’ is never more evident than through the work we do as TEAM QE.

Sports Facilities

Physical Education

Rugby Sports Programme at QE

Performance Sports


 

Some thoughts from our TEAM QE alumni...

My greatest highlight at QE has been participating in the Sport Elite Programme for hockey. Since beginning the program in Year 10, I quickly progressed from playing 3rd team hockey at Leeds Hockey Club to playing in the 1st team. Now post-QE, I have continued to play a high level of hockey at the University of Nottingham.

The hockey coaches went out of their way to introduce us to new skills and to clarify tactics and formations. Unlike other schools and sports clubs, QE’s coaching staff was supportive of both my sporting and academic pursuits, valuing not only the player but the individual.

Particularly during my final year, I really appreciated the efforts both the academic and coaching staff went to in order to help me balance my time effectively. Moreover, the support I had available to me, not only with regards to my rugby development and academics but also in terms of pastoral care, made sure that my two years at QE were the very best that they could have possibly been.

My two years at QE were two of the best years of my school career. I got the opportunity to have a taste of what it was like to train as a full-time athlete, while completing my A-levels in one of the best schools in the area. 

I developed my hockey skills massively with the help of two fantastic coaches. Not only were they coaches, but they were also friends who supported you on and off the pitch.

QE helped me get to my chosen university and helped me push my hockey to a higher level. 

The QE experience is not something you find easily. It has a perfect balance of high standard academics and high standard sport which is exactly what I was looking for after being released by York City Football Club. Deciding to go to QE was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I would not be where I am today if it was not for everyone at QE.

The standard of coaching is in a different class. Mr Bolland and Mr Newey always pushed us to be the best players we could, whilst also always believing in us, giving us support when needed, and having a great time along the way too. 

QE has made it possible for me to realise my potential and I will forever be thankful for the place.

Moving to QE really helped me push on towards my goal of playing full time professional rugby. Mr Rawlinson and the rest of the coaching staff, along with the first-class facilities, enabled the SEP programme to work at a very high level, pushing our performance up week by week.

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Rugby Sports Programme at QE
Athletics Race at QE
Rugby Kick  at QE
Hockey Training at QE
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Athletics at Queen Ethelburga's College