Sport provides a personal and enjoyable experience that is an integral part of life at Royal Russell and beyond.
The huge advantage of our Junior and Senior school sharing the same site, coupled with the size of each year group enables us to monitor the progress of every pupil. This ensures we get the very best out of our pupils at all ages and levels in their sport at Royal Russell.
A clear vision for sport, alongside a carefully designed long-term athlete development model, ensures a smooth transition and unique continuity from Year 3 to 13. Tailor made programmes for teams and individuals are delivered by our highly qualified teachers and specialist coaches.
We are forward thinking, using research into the latest coaching techniques, physical conditioning methods, performance analysis, sports psychology and offer regular development tours to the best sporting destinations. Royal Russell has an extensive sporting fixture list with an excellent reputation of sporting success in local, regional and national competitions.
It is as important to us that our pupils enjoy their sport and to leave physically fulfilled having reached the very limit of their potential. Through our highly qualified teachers and specialist coaches we are able to identify those students displaying sporting talent and provide tailor made development programmes for teams and individuals. Our scholarship programme helps recruit outstanding athletes and support their sporting aspirations.
We continue to invest heavily in sport and our exceptional on-site facilities include 4 full size and 4 junior size grass football pitches, a new national standard floodlit hockey pitch and 2 further new floodlit all-weather games areas for Netball and Tennis. We also have a large well equipped sports hall, a gymnasium, a pavilion with strength and conditioning suite, a 25m indoor swimming pool and separate teaching pool. A challenging cross-country course winds its way through our extensive and beautiful grounds.
The school has full planning permission to build a floodlit 4G football astroturf. With further exciting projects in the near future and a growing reputation, sport at Royal Russell offers exceptional opportunities for all our pupils.