Sporting opportunities for all
Many of our students play sport to an extremely high level and enjoy the superb specialist coaching on offer and the opportunity to gain representative sporting honours. We count several Olympians amongst our alumni and we currently have more than 70 students competing for their country.
We offer an extensive programme of competitive fixtures and have developed exciting partnerships with some of the leading professional clubs in the region.
For instance, Monmouth School for Girls runs a Severn Stars Under-17 Nova Academy for its talented netball players. Severn Stars Netball is a joint franchise between the University of Worcester and University of Gloucestershire and a member of the Vitality Super League, the top level in British club netball.
The aim of Severn Stars’ Nova Academy programme is to engage with the surrounding area and develop a pool of young talent.
Monmouth School for Boys has developed a strong partnership with Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
Several boys in the Sixth Form have been selected for the Glamorgan Academy, where they receive specialist training and intensive cricket coaching throughout the winter and play for the Welsh club in the summer.
Monmouth School for Boys has also team up with Dragons Rugby, where boys represent the Pro-14 club’s academy team and benefit from specialist coaching.
However, sport in the Sixth Form is not just about the elite performers. We also encourage and develop the sporting talents of students who are no less enthusiastic but maybe less competitive.
We see dance, health and fitness as an important element of well-being at Monmouth and aim to embed activities, including Zumba, pilates and yoga, into adult life.
We have a dynamic Dace department whose core principles of teaching and training come from Rudolf Laban’s systematic analysis of movement. Laban’s theories have had a strong influence across many fields including: education, theatre, industry and therapy. Our Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Dance adopts Laban’s holistic and multidisciplinary approach and align with the schools’ focus on developing well-being.
Curriculum Dance has a strong position within our Physical Education Programme as one of the core disciplines which focusses on developing body management. It allows all students access to Dance & Movement and provides an alternative to the more traditional sports and team games. We promote diversity of styles, individuality and an open approach – providing performance platforms at every opportunity.
Sports on offer vary at each school but we run tennis, equestrian, cross country, swimming, athletics and dance. Main sports for the girls include lacrosse, hockey, netball, cricket, rowing and fencing, while at the boys’ school rugby, football, cricket and rowing are all on the sporting agenda.