Sport & Fitness Activities
These include the more traditional sports and are mostly competitive. Teams will regularly play fixtures against other colleges. eg, Football, Netball, Basketball, Rugby.
These activities are designed to provide students with some sport during lunchtimes or free periods. The sessions are open to all students across college. Eg, Badminton, Archery, Table Tennis, Football & Trampolining.
These sessions are after the college day and are open to all students. We also have external clubs who train at the college and are open to students joining in. eg, Judo, Karate, Wheelchair Basketball, Boxing and Volleyball.
We have some great external links with local sports clubs who use our facilities to train on a weekly basis – eg Widbrook FC (Football), Shooting Stars (Netball), Hampshire Harriers (Wheelchair basketball) etc
We have some fantastic new activities which have been included this academic year, in partnership with the National Governing Bodies of Sport – including Boxing, Exercise to Music, O2 Touch Rugby, Team19 6-a-side Football, Indoor Cricket, ‘Just Play’ & Judo
College Sport Maker
South Downs College is one of 153 colleges nationwide to have a College Sport Maker, responsible for increasing sport participation among college students.
The role of the College Sport maker is to provide students across college with more opportunities to participate in regular sport and physical activity. This includes adding more sports/activities to the timetable, at more convenient times. The role also includes setting up external links with the local community to provide students with the opportunity to continue their sporting activity outside of college.
“Sport at a young age is not only important for health and fitness reasons, but it can also help grow a young person’s confidence, assist in breaking down social barriers, and provide young people with the opportunity to be part of something outside of their course. Sport has also been shown to help improve academic achievement, through increasing brain function and reducing stress”
The college also has a group of students enrolled as ‘Sport Reps’, who will assist the College Sport Maker in organising, promoting and running sport sessions and events throughout the year. The programme is open to all students across the college and looks great on the CV, regardless of whether the student is particularly interested in sport or not.