‘We Choose Sport’
The St. Vincent College Sports Department aims to offer all students, regardless of their ability, a wide range of sporting opportunities. We offer these opportunities to all students, not just those who are studying sport. We factor in many lunch time sporting activities for those who want to take part recreationally, and also timetable in fixtures and training opportunities for students to access. In order to be able to offer a wide range of sporting opportunities recreationally and competitively, we have specialist coaches within the department, and links with outside agencies.
We are committed to deliver a high standard of coaching and opportunities for all students. We have extra provision for students who compete in their sport regionally, having sponsored 3 students for the GB Ultimate Frisbee team two years running. We also strive to ensure each of our sports students are developed into well-rounded sports people through committed coaching and opportunities. We also celebrate student’s commitments to the sports teams through recognising MVP’s throughout the season, and at the largely anticipated end of season Sport Presentation Evening. This is highly attended by students who have competed for the college throughout the season, to celebrate and recognise players and team’s achievements. The awards that are most eagerly anticipated by the students are the” Players Of The Season” awards, and most of all, the “Team of the Year.”
Facilities (climbing wall/creek)
Here at St. Vincent we have a wide range of facilities. We have a full size sports hall, an 85sqm climbing wall, 2 activity halls, a full size astro-turf pitch, 4xnetball/tennis courts and football pitches. We are also unique in that we have the use of Forton Lake in which we offer rowing from September 2014.
We offer a range of sports teams at St. Vincent. We currently have:
2 x Football teams
1 Netball team
1 Rugby team
We also have provision for women’s football, badminton, table tennis, and Ultimate Frisbee.
St Vincent College is one of 153 colleges nationwide to have a College Sport Maker, responsible for increasing sport participation among ALL college students.
College Sport Maker, Sophie Kingsley-Smith says
“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. Enriching students’ college life is so important at this impressionable age. Sport has also been shown to help improve academic achievement, through increasing brain function and reducing stress”
Example of the Weekly Health and Wellbeing timetable, accessible for ALL students
|Lunch 12.50 – 1.30||Futsal
|No Strings Badminton|
Grass Field (2.00 – 4.00 pm)
|4.45 – 5.45||Zumba
STARTS 18th April
|4.00pm onwards||Fitness Suite opens each day @ 4pm|
The Fitness Suite is open from 4pm Monday-Friday and is only £35 for the whole year, or just £17.50 for 6 months, which as you can see is a bargain!
Each member of the sport department has their own specialist sport(s) and coaching qualifications. We also employ outside coaches to coach our other sport teams.
Football 1st team – Phil Love
Football 2nd team – Martin Beeson
The college participates in the Hampshire Colleges football League. We have 2 teams playing in the 2nd and 3rd tiers. Our focus is on participation and development through coaching and mentoring with professional coaches. We have excellent facilities, 2 full sized 11 a side grass pitches and a astro-turf pitch to train on.
The teams enjoy a ‘club like’ atmosphere with the competitive weekly games being the highlight of many students week. There is no better feeling than taking the scalp of the much larger football academies. Playing or the college is a privilege and we use this as a tool to teach our young men respect and discipline, winning is great but being respectful is greater. Come play, all abilities are welcome. Train hard, play hard, study hard.
Netball – Hayley Dyke
Netball at St. Vincent College is growing bigger and more successful each year. We have been awarded sponsorship from Chichester University, who have provided the college netball team with new playing kit. We currently participate in the Hampshire College’s netball leagues, entering one team into league two. 2013-2014 season saw our netball team finishing mid-league table. This year, we have many more students wanting to play and represent the college, which could lead to the college entering two teams next year for the first time in many years.
We have 4 full size netball courts and one indoor court for training and matches.
St. Vincent College also hosts the annual Netball Versatility Tournament in March, where all colleges across Hampshire are invited to come and compete. We have approximately 180-200 participants each year from all over the county, contributing the continuous success of the tournament running, and enabling players to finish off the season on a high.
Women’s and Men’s basketball
Gymnastics – Phil Love
Rowing – in conjunction with GB Rowing and Southsea Rowing Club
Ultimate Frisbee – in conjunction with Bridgemary School
The Annual Presentation Evening
is an eagerly anticipated evening for students to celebrate their sporting success from their competitive seasons. Each sport has ‘MVP’ awards, and the most anticipated award of ‘Team of the Year’. This award ceremony is held off-site before the College’s Summer Ball, where the rest of the students come to celebrate the end of another successful year studying at St. Vincent College.
|Sport Female of the Year 2016
|CSL Student of the Year 2016
|Sport Male of the Year 2016
|HSL Student of the Year 2016
|Year 1 Level 3 Sport Student of the Year 2016
|Year 2 Level 3 Sport Student of the Year 2016
|Level 2 Sport Student of the Year 2016
|Single Sport Student of the Year 2016
|Year 1 Level 3 Public Services Student of the Year 2016
|Year 2 Level 3 Public Services Student of the Year 2016
|Level 2 Public Services Student of the Year 2016
|Football A Team Player’s Player 15/16
|Football B Team Player’s Player 15/16
|Netball Team Player’s Player 15/16
|Rugby Team Players’ Player 15/16
Adam Tune and Grant Hill
Sport and Public Services students sign up to the National Citizen Service
The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government initiative that offers a unique opportunity for students aged 16 & 17. Participants will come together, once in their lives to learn, develop and act as one in their communities. They will have amazing experiences and reveal the potential they have to make their mark in the world.
On Friday 7th Oct 2016 48 Sport and Public Services students and 3 PE staff went down to Croyde, in North Devon for their NCS trip. The students were kept in their class groups and each group were given 2 leaders who would look after them for the week. We stayed at a holiday park, in large tents, which for some students were the first time they had ever camped!
Each day consisted of two activities and included coasteering, surfing, high ropes course, mountain boarding, laser tag, team building activities, camp fires, adventure zones, archery and challenges. The activities were great and really pushed some of the students to their limits, as well as bringing out role models and leaders in others.
The completion of NCS is marked with a national celebration of young people’s achievements through it and all participants will receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.