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The Vaughan runs an extensive and very successful extracurricular programme of team and individual sports.
Extracurricular sport at the Vaughan includes a range of competitive and participation based activities with the aim of providing something for every individual. In addition to Saturday morning fixtures for Rugby and Football, the School’s competitive teams also compete midweek in various cup and Borough competitions.
Twickenham Playing Fields
The School’s Twickenham Playing Fields are used predominantly for Saturday morning fixtures and afternoon Games lessons. The facilities on offer include cricket nets, a fitness suite, and four dual usage fields (Rugby or Football depending on the season).
In addition to the School gymnasium and the Twickenham playing fields, the School is ideally situated to take full advantage of an excellent array of local facilities.
These include the Westway, Portobello Green Fitness Centre, Kensington Leisure Centre, Barn Elms Sports Facility, Linford Christie Stadium, Lords Cricket Ground, Richmond Athletic Rugby Ground and Canalside Activity Centre.
Sports on Offer include:
The Rugby season commences in September with trials for all age groups. All rugby teams play Saturday morning fixtures for the duration of the Michaelmas term. In addition to Saturday morning fixtures senior teams are involved in midweek and cup fixtures.
Senior Rugby players also participate in Saturday morning and midweek fixtures during the Lent term. Rugby training for First, Third and Fourth Form takes place on Monday nights and for Second, Fifth and Sixth Form on Tuesday nights at Linford Christie Stadium. In addition to Rugby Union the School also enters various Rugby Sevens tournaments. These generally take place during the Lent term.
Football fixtures are played throughout the Michaelmas and Lent terms. However it is only the First and Second XI teams that play Saturday morning fixtures during the Michaelmas term.
In addition to Saturday morning fixtures the School’s Football teams are also entered in various local and national cup competitions. Games for these competitions are played midweek.
The School’s Basketball programme continues to move from strength to strength under the expert direction of Coach Josh Cole. The School currently offers a range of opportunities for pupils to participate from basketball camps during the holidays to midweek training and competitions. Both the senior and junior teams are entered in borough and inter-borough competitions.
During the Michaelmas and Lent Terms, pupils from the Lower Sixth can participate in Rock Climbing at the Westway Climbing Centre. The Friday sessions culminate in a two day outdoor climbing trip. During the Trinity term pupils from the Third Form have the option of attending Friday evening sessions which aim to build upon the curriculum Rock Climbing sessions that take place during curriculum lessons in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms.
During the Lent Term, the School’s various Cricket teams are involved in mid-week cup and friendly fixtures with local schools. In addition to this, first year pupils have the opportunity to participate in indoor coaching sessions at Lords. The School currently runs teams in the Under-15, Under-14, Under-13 and the Under-12 age groups.
Pupils have the option of attending coaching sessions during after school hours. In addition selected pupils represent the School in Borough competitions.
Girls’ sport is a welcome addition to the list of activities on offer at the Vaughan. Netball is on offer for girls in the Sixth Form.
All pupils have the opportunity to participate in fitness circuits on Tuesday and Friday lunchtimes. These sessions cater for a range of fitness and ability levels.
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