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While pursuing excellence for the senior teams and for outstanding individuals, Canford believes that sport is to be enjoyed by all and is valuable to all. Self-confidence, teamwork and a sense of achievement are qualities readily transferable to other areas of their lives and all pupils are involved in sport at some level.   For those in their first year it is a valuable aid to a sense of belonging. The most able proceed to county, regional and national honours but the school is proud of all its team performances.

There is plenty of choice for sport within the school’s 250 acres of grounds.  The facilities include squash courts, two Astroturf pitches and an historic real tennis court; Canford is one of only two schools to possess one.   The sports centre boasts a gymnasium and fitness suite and an indoor heated swimming pool was completed in 2009. Few schools can boast their own golf course in the grounds and the sport is widely enjoyed.   The proximity of the river is exploited by our rowers and the ample, flat playing fields encourage high standards.

Please see the menu on the left for examples of just some of the sports on offer at Canford, plus a full list of sports options available each term below.

Christmas Term

Easter Term

Summer Term

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Rugby

Cross Country

Swimming

Squash

Real Tennis

Golf

Sailing

Canoeing/Kayaking

General Games

Sculling

Senior Football

Hockey

Cross Country

Swimming

Squash

Real Tennis

Golf

Sailing

Canoeing/Kayaking

Fitness

Dance

Sculling

Hockey

Rowing

Cross Country

Squash

Real Tennis

Canoeing/Kayaking

Badminton

Swimming

General Games

Basketball

Netball

Rowing

Cross Country

Squash

Real Tennis

Dance

Fitness

Badminton

Canoeing/Kayaking

Lacrosse

Swimming

Cricket

Tennis

Rowing

Athletics

Sailing

Golf

Swimming

Canoeing/Kayaking

Tennis

Rowing

Athletics

Swimming

Sailing

Golf

Dance

Canoeing/Kayaking

Aerobics