BOYS Sports at Hill House
The school’s rugby programme runs throughout the school and is the major sport for the boys in the Michaelmas term. The rugby club currently run 21 teams from U8 up to 1st XV. We start with ‘Rugger Eds’ for ages 4-7 years through to playing competitive matches for all children aged 7 and above against schools from all over the North of England. We enter the Natwest Cup every year at both U15s and U18s and play a competitive sevens program throughout the Spring Term which culminates in several year groups going to the world renowned Rosslyn Park Sevens tournament.
Whilst excellence is pursued for those with talent and has led to many pupils achieving county and academy level status, the aim is to cater for every pupil at their own level of ability and enthusiasm. The school is fortunate to have a wealth of coaching experience which includes two RFU| Level 3 coaches.
Next year the U12 and U13 squads will be embarking on a tour to Italy and in Summer 2017 the 1st XV will be touring South Africa for the first time.
Hockey is the major sport at Hill House for Girls in the Michaelmas Term and for Boys in the Lent Term. Last season over 350 pupils represented the school on Hockey pitches throughout the North of England.
The Paver Hockey pitch opened in September 2015 is finished to a very high specification. The new pitch brought great excitement for pupils and staff, who could not wait to play on it. The coaching at Hill House School is of a high standard, with many of the academic staff (some of whom have international honours) contributing alongside professional coaches. Over the past 12 months the pupils have benefited from coaching sessions from GB internationals Imran Sherwani, Ollie Willars and Chloe Rodgers.
The School currently runs 34 teams, from 1st XI to Under 9 C team level, encouraging all girls and boys to enjoy and develop in the sport. Fixtures tend to take place during games afternoons and after school, and the teams also have two training sessions a week.
Hill House School has been host to the County round of the U11, U13, U14 and U16 tournaments and also hosted the U13 North West regional final of the England hockey IN2 Hockey Tournament. The school is county champion at most age groups.
Hill House has embarked on a number of international Hockey tours with Holland being the predominant destination. The tours are designed specifically to provide not only a high level of Hockey but also a range of educational and cultural experiences. In summer 2017 we are travelling further afield with a Girls’ hockey squad travelling to South Africa.
A number of players at the school have gone onto play representative hockey through the England Hockey single system pathway at South Yorkshire, JDC, JAC & JRPC levels.
Cricket is the major sport at Hill House for Boys in the Summer Term. The School currently runs 17 teams, from 1st XI to Under 9 C team level, Fixtures tend to take place during games afternoons and after school against other Independent schools from across the region.
Home fixtures are played at the schools Blaxton Sports Ground, which boasts two, eight wicket squares that are kept in excellent condition by the school’s well qualified grounds staff, whilst at school there are nets and an artificial wicket available for coaching sessions.
All teams benefit from an additional two coaching sessions each week, which are led by a team of well qualified cricket coaches with many academic staff also contributing their knowledge and expertise. We are fortunate to have the services of professional cricket coach Stuart Guy who works intensively with small groups of players to further enhance their skills.
A number of players at the school have gone on to play representative cricket for South Yorkshire and Yorkshire at various age group levels. The school can also boast former England spin bowler Richard Dawson amongst its former pupils.
Fixtures / results
Please visit our sports fixtures and results portal for details of matches, results as well as venues.
High Performance Centre
The school’s High Performance Centre which opened in September 2015 caters for the development of all aspiring athletes within the school. We have a specialist strength and conditioning coach programming and leading sessions based around Fundamental Movement Skills for the younger year groups right through to Olympic lifting and strength training for the senior pupils.
Pupils using the High Performance Centre have varying programs depending on their physical maturation and sporting goals, whether it is improved strength, body composition, speed or aerobic capacity. Our facilities can accommodate each child’s individual development in a safe and controlled environment.