Egglescliffe has a rich sporting history, with success at national level and a large number of pupils accessing the plethora of activities available before, during lunchtime and after school. We regularly compete in district, county and regional competitions in a variety of sports with the aim of providing pupils with a range of sporting opportunities to help develop their skills and a lifelong passion for physical activity. Recent successes has seen us attend National Indoor Hockey finals at Whitgift School and a national title in Rugby League; along with numerous individual successes in Cross-Country, Swimming and Table Tennis to name but a few. We are proud that over 500 pupils attend extracurricular practices over the year, taking advantage of over 40 practices and 80 school teams, with the majority of practices before school (8am). We firmly believe in the benefits of competitive sport, playing over 300 inter-school fixtures, including fixtures for ‘C’ and ‘D’ teams. Pupils can also access an inter-house programme playing games in hockey, netball, rugby and football; and can come to our trampolining and recreational badminton clubs after-school. We have forged many school-club links, with many based at the school, to allow pupils extend their participation further. Extracurricular sport is really enjoyable, it gives you the chance to not only play sport with your friends but to also train to play at a higher level. It has allowed me to develop my skills in hockey, football, rugby, cricket and tennis and allowed me to compete against a variety of sporting schools, including some top independent school across the North of England. – I really value the sporting opportunities at Egglescliffe, with many of my friendship groups being formed from attending sports clubs. I only started playing netball at school and thanks to all the practices I have had the opportunity to play both for the school and for a club side. I have also enjoyed sports leadership as it has helped develop my skills and allowed me to help with Primary school festivals.