Sport

At Wetherby Senior, sport is a compulsory activity across all years. We provide a wide array of activities, with state-of-the-art facilities, to help our boys develop character, build friendships and stay healthy, both physically and mentally. 

Sports grounds and facilities

Behind the trademark red doors of our Marylebone Lane building lies a treasure trove of sporting facilities for all our young people to enjoy. This includes a fully-equipped strength and conditioning suite, and a superb spin studio, which also prove popular for lunchtime and after-school clubs.

Our central London location also ensures easy use of nearby state-of-the-art facilities, like Regent’s Park’s sports grounds and Ealing Trailfinders, which our pupils visit several times a week, using equipment and pitches available for professional rugby union and cricket teams as well as the London Broncos rugby league team.

The breadth of facilities available to our young people, both at our School and away from Marylebone Road, ensures our boys can partake in the winter team sports of rugby and football and  play tennis and cricket, as well as enjoy youth athletic development or spin. Alongside football, rugby, tennis and cricket, we offer athletics, basketball, swimming, yoga, table tennis and running, to name just a few of our available options.

Sports teams and fixtures

Although Wetherby Senior’s sports programme is inclusive, it’s also challenging, with weekly fixtures providing a packed timetable for our School’s numerous sports teams. This includes participation in external competitions alongside inter-trib competitions. All enable boys to build valuable skills and experience, as well as challenge themselves and represent our School or their trib.

Before the pandemic, a number of overseas tours would take place each year. At present, our School’s PE department has received an avalanche of advance bookings for our 2023 ski trips to Italy and Canada.

Top sports

Rugby is highly regarded at Wetherby Senior and we offer both ‘competitive’ and ‘recreational’ rugby groups, to ensure our pupils have the highest level of progression and enjoyment. Our boys participate in the CALM Cup and our winter term closes with a fiercely competitive inter-trib rugby tournament for all year groups.

Football remains very popular at Wetherby Senior. With most year groups putting out two teams, there is an abundance of competition for all pupils to enjoy, whether in competitive or recreational football squads. Our boys participate in the ESFA and ISFA Football Competitions, and the Marylebone Cup, while our football term culminates with a very competitive inter-trib football tournament for all year groups.

Cricket, tennis and athletics are highly sought after during our summer term, with our boys using the fantastic facilities at Ealing Trailfinders to great effect.

A bespoke programme

In addition to encouraging a lifelong interest in sport, our PE Department is keen to ensure pupils further improve their mobility and athletic development. To this end, since early 2022, our School has partnered with FMS Schools to introduce a new functional movement programme, with each pupil involved given a personalised development pathway to support balance, mobility and postural control, and help with injury prevention.

Using the FMS software allows our young people to gain a greater understanding of how to move and breathe efficiently, as well as giving each boy an individualised programme to improve their physical literacy. Having access to this platform further enhances the provision our School offers and supports an ongoing involvement in regular physical activities to ensure a healthy and active life.


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