‘We Choose Sport’

The Sports Department

We 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.

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Commitment

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.

Fixtures and Results

Here are some of the current teams we have to offer:

1x Elite Football Academy Programme Team participating in the National League Under 19 Alliance

Teams represented in the Hampshire College’s League:
2 x Football teams
1 Netball team

We also have provision for women’s football, badminton, table tennis, and Ultimate Frisbee.

Hampshire College Sports Association Website

Coaching

Each member of the sport department has their own specialist sport(s) and coaching qualifications.

Elite Football Programme – Gosport Borough FC

For aspiring and talented footballers, there is our Elite Football Programme, in partnership with Gosport Borough FC, with access to high quality coaching and outstanding teaching and the opportunity to participate in the National League Under 19 Alliance. Alongside 12 hours of professional coaching, both on-site and at Privett Park, you will take part in strength and conditioning, analysis and nutrition sessions, as well as complete a BTEC Sport Qualification. This programme is accessible for both Males and Females.

Please contact gbfcacademy@outlook.com or jallen@stvincent.ac.uk for more details.

Football
Phil Love/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 brand new 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 for 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 Mizen/Jo Allen-Kotze

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. 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.

Enrichment opportunities:

You can also take part in enrichment opportunities in Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, Archery, Climbing, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Military Boot Camp, Mixed Touchball, Exercise to music, Kayaking, Rowing.

If you love sport, then St Vincent Sixth Form College is the place to come.

The Annual Presentation Evening

An 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.

trips

Included in the sports courses are a wide variety of trips and visits, including camping, orienteering, climbing, surfing, laser quest and paintballing.

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.

Each day of the NCS consist of: coasteering, surfing, high ropes course, mountain boarding, laser tag, team building activities, camp fires, adventure zones, archery and challenges. The activities are great and really pushing 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.

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