Ampleforth College's Sports Department is pleased to offer an update on the development of the department over the last two years.  

Over the past two years the following changes have taken place in our Sports Department: 

  • Identification and resourcing of our ‘skyscraper sports’ (rugby, hockey, netball, cricket and tennis) - In the same way a city is recognised and defined by its skyline, we refer to our five core sports as ‘skyscraper sports’. These are what we continue to develop and excel at and what we believe Ampleforth is recognised for on a national and international level
  • Increasing the amount of Games time allocated for both Junior and Senior students (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons are now dedicated to school sport)
  • Embedding our 6 Core Sports Values into everything we do (Pride, Ownership, Work Ethic, Enjoyment, Resilience and Team)
  • Investing in the High Performance Suite to develop the functional movement and strength and conditioning of our  1st Team and A team players  
  • Elite athlete development during Core PE (run by Mr James)
  • Employing more coaching specialists and sports specific Graduate teachers
  • Changing the whole school Games policy to support the development of our skyscraper sports

Sport is moving from strength to strength at Ampleforth. Here are some of our headline success stories over the past 12 months:

Rugby
  •  1 player in the U18 International Ireland Squad
  • 3  Players in the Yorkshire Carnegie England Rugby Developing Player Programme.
  • 1 player in the Yorkshire RFU U17 County Team
  • 1 player in the Newcastle Falcons
  • 2  Players in the England Rugby Leeds Carnegie Junior Development Squad.
  • U18A semi-final Natwest National Schools Bowl
  • U15A boys rugby last 8 in National Plate Competition 
  • U15 Rugby VII’s Squad winning the Pocklington Sevens and runners up in the Ampleforth Invitational Sevens.
  • 1st XV Rugby win rate of 71% (most successful season in 15 years)
  • There has been a 35% improvement in our rugby results this year 2018 – 2020
  • Currently 66% win-lost ratio (best in years)
Hockey 
  • 1 girl and 3 boys into JRPC Hockey squads
  • 6 girls playing County Hockey
  • 5 boys playing County Hockey
  • U14, U16, U18 Girls all District Hockey Champions
  • Boys 1st XI hockey third unbeaten season
  • U15A girls hockey team won HMC North of England Championships
  • U14A girls hockey team last 32 in country in National Cup
  • U16A girls hockey last 8 in the country in the Tier 2 National Plate Competition
  • 1ST XI Girls made the last 8 in the Country in the National Plate.
  • 3rd XI Girls Hockey went unbeaten
  • 1st XI Boys made the last 32 in the country in the National Plate and only lost 1 regular season game all year.
Athletics 
  •  North Of England Athletics HMC Schools Competition.
  • Senior Girls – Winners
  • Senior Boys -3rd overall
  • Inter Boys - 2nd Overall 
Netball 
  • 1 x North Yorkshire Squad Member
  • 1 x U18 Gibraltar International Squad Member
  • 1 x Satellite Player
  • 1st VII Netball won 72% of fixtures (compared with 10% the previous year)
Rounders
  •  1 player in U18 England rounders squad
To find out more about the Sports Department at Ampleforth, click here