With our newly built facilities we are able to offer a comprehensive range of sports both within the curriculum or as an extra-curricular club. Listed below are the sports that we offer during the year. For details of the extra-curricular offering and associated time table please refer to the Clubs’ Time Table section of the website.
During the summer months, athletics is offered to students in all year groups. As a school, both boys and girls have the opportunity to compete in the Richmond Borough Athletics Championships. In recent years, students have had success at this event as well as at the Middlesex and English Schools competitions.
Badminton club offers the opportunity for students to play recreationally and at a competitive level. Both the boys and girls enter the Richmond Borough Championships at Year 7/8 and Years 9 - 111 (combined).
The boys will enter teams in the Borough Leagues at Y7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. The girls have Borough tournaments at Y7, Y8/9 (combined) and Y10/11 (combined). The girls have been entered in the Surrey Cup at Y7, Y8/9 (combined) and Y10/11 (combined).
Both the boys and girls play Indoor and Outdoor Inter cricket Borough tournaments at Year 7/8 (combined). The girls also have a Year 9/10 (combined) indoor tournament. The boys have handful of friendly Saturday fixtures at Years 7, 8 and 9. The Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams will be entered in the Middlesex Cup. The Year 7/8 boys (combined) also have a Borough Inter cricket league. All home games are played at Hampton Wick Royal cc.
Throughout the year Running Club is open to all students to attend, with abilities ranging from complete beginners to more experienced runners. Teams are entered into the Borough Cross Country Championships each year.
Dance is offered to all year groups from September through to March. Sessions take place in a variety of styles and students are encouraged to be creative and choreograph their own work as much as possible. Close links have been created with Combination Dance and students regularly have the opportunity to work with professional dance artists from the company. Highlights of the dance calendar are Performing Arts Evening and Dance Evening. Dance Evening is the major focus and takes place in March ear year. It regularly sees over 100 students performing a range of dance styles.
School football takes place on Thursday’s and Friday’s after school on the Astroturf. The emphasis of this club is on participation and fun. However, we do organise competitive league matches against other Borough Schools and also enter teams at each year group into the Surrey County Cup.
Hockey at Teddington has grown in both popularity and strength over recent years. At present we have many students, both boys and girls, competing at county standard and above. During extra-curricular time, hockey is run from September to March for both boys and girls. In the Autumn Term the Year 9 (Under 14s) teams are entered into the London Hockey Championships. The Year 7 & 8 combined girls side also take part in the Richmond borough league. From January to March, the Year 7 and 8 teams are also entered into the London Hockey Championships (Boys and Girls) where they play a modified version of the game on a smaller pitch – aiding their development as players.
Teddington's Karate club has been running for five years, and is a friendly yet formal introduction to this fascinating oriental martial art. Students typically join in Year 7 or 8, but the club is open to all students, and can offer training all the way to black belt. The traditional karate syllabus has been developed for schools by the United English Karate Federation (uekf.net).
Netball is offered as an extra curricular activity from September to March and is always extremely popular. In the Autumn Term the Year 9 and Senior (Year 10 and 11) teams are entered into the Richmond Schools League and Tournaments. From January to March, the Year 7 and 8 teams are also entered into these competitions. Where possible, additional sessions are offered with external coaches and older students are encouraged to assist with the Junior teams.
Rounders is offered for an after school activity for girls in the summer term. Both a Junior (Year 7 and 8) and a Senior (Year 9 – 11) team is run and entered into the Richmond Schools League.
Rugby is not the main sport for boys at Teddington although it is extremely popular. There are teams in all age groups and in 2013 a girls squad has started to form. The school has a close link with Teddington Antlers Rugby Club and often hosts coaching clincs at their ground in Bushy Park. Teddington has had success in the Middlessex Knockout Cup competitions, winning several of the age groups.
Each year, Year 7 students are offered the opportunity to visit the United Kingdom Sailing Academy in the Isle of Wight to learn a variety of water sports. For more information, please click here (link to Cowes Water Sports).
Table Tennis is growing in popularity and two after school clubs are currently run. Teams have competed in the Richmond Borough competition and have had success at various ages groups.
The school enters teams into the AEGON National School Competitions for Year 8 and Year 10. In our first year of entry our Year 8 Boys A squad made it through to the finals of the Middlesex Competition and narrowly missed out on progressing into the quarter finals of the National Competition. There were also teams in the B groups for both boys and girls.
Trampolining is available afterschool throughout the year, with sessions run for complete beginners up to the more competent trampolinists. Competitions are available for those that wish to compete. In previous years we have been successful in various competitions including the Richmond Borough competition and the London Schools Competition.
Ultimate Frisbee club runs after school every Friday in the Summer term. This is a social club where the focus is not playing games against other schools or achieving selection for a team but upon having a bit of fun and meeting people outside the pupils own year group. All years are welcome (although Y11 pupils will be on exam timetable for the majority of this term) and all play together. Initially members learn the basic skills of throwing and catching, often taught to them by older and more experienced members, then they progress to play friendly games against each other.