PE Department Aims
Sport forms a great feature of life at Sir William Borlase. All of our students get to experience a wide variety of different sporting activities through PE and games lessons as well as in the wide selection of extra curricular clubs.
The aim of the PE & Sports department is to ensure our students embrace the BORLASE PE values of:
an active Lifestyle,
ReSpect of others
Aim for Excellence.
Therefore, we are always striving to provide more opportunities for our young people to be active; in both traditional sports and through health and wellness activities. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. With this in mind, students receive 2 hours of PE & Games lessons per week. All students have the opportunity to study Physical Education at GCSE and/ or A Level in addition to Sports Leaders Qualifications.
Every student, regardless of ability or athleticism has access to an extremely diverse, extra curricular sports programme and can choose between recreational activities, or elite sports.
Borlase has two focus sports in Rowing & Hockey and also provides competitive opportunities in athletics, cheerleading, cricket, cross-country running, equestrian, football, netball, rounders, rugby, softball, tennis and trampolining. In 2016-17, Borlase competed in 20 different sports; had over 110 competitive teams and played over 600 fixtures. See individual Sports pages for further details.
All fixture information and results are available on our sports website: www.swbgssport.com. You can also follow SWBGS Sport on Twitter @BorlaseSport. See the individual sports page for a summary of their 2016-17 season and their individual Twitter accounts.
Our teams take part in all the major local and national competitions and a number of students regularly achieve representative honours at county, regional and national level. Sports tours abroad are organised on a regular basis; destinations include Australia, Singapore, Holland, Paris & Malta.
Borlase Sports regularly achieve success on a local and national scale. Our most notable highlights in recent years are detailed below.
In 2015 the Senior Girls eight and Senior Boys pair came 2nd in National Schools and the Boys Quad won the National Schools and National Sculling head. SWBGS became the first club to qualify a boat in all three junior events at Henley Regatta. The J18 Boys won the Fawley Cup at Henley Royal Regatta for the third time in four years.
In 2017, the J15 4X+ won the British Rowing Junior Championship.
Over recent years, we had a number of students selected for the Junior World Championships and the Coupe de Jeunesse. In 2017, Mina Hughes was selected to Cox for England in the Home International Regatta.
In 2016-17, Borlase had three regional quarter-finalists, ten regional qualifiers and four county champions. On an individual level, a number of players have been selected for County, Performance Centre and Futures Cup squads, plus three have been selected to represent their country at U16 and U18 level.
U18 Boys (2017) last 16 in the National Cup
U18 Girls (2015) National Indoor Finalists
U18 Boys (2015) National Indoor Semi-Finalists
1st XI Boys: winners of Bucks Schools FA County Cup and the South Bucks VI form Cup 2015 and 2017
1st XI Boys (2017) got to the last 32 of the National Trophy
U12 Boys (2017) won the District League
U18A (2015, 2017 ) won the District Netball League
U18A (2016, 2017) qualify for Regionals of National Schools
U16A 2016) qualify for Regionals of National Schools
U16A, U12 (2016) U13A (2017) won the District League
International Netball tour to Hong Kong and Australia (2017), Paris (2015)
CROSS COUNTRY & ATHLETICS
Every year we have a number of students qualify for English Schools Cross country. In 2017, we had 3 students compete.
In 2016, 2 students qualified for English Schools Athletics Championships. In 2017, 1 student qualified.
District Championships (2017): Year 10 girls 1st, Year 9 girls 2nd, Year 9 boys 2nd.
U13 & U15 Boys won the Bucks Trophy (2017)
U13 won the Bucks Trophy (2016)
Borlase Blaze won the Bucks Kobika Dance Cheerleading Competition (2107)
Borlase Cheer squads collectively won the Team Spirit Award at the Kobika Dance Cheerleading Championships (2016, 2017)
U13 District Rounders League- 2nd place (2017), 1st & 2nd place (2016)
U15 District Rounders League: 3rd place (2017)
U15 in 5th Round of Natwest National Cup (formerly called Daily Mail) (2015). Semi final of County Cup (2017)
1st XV (2017) got to the last 32 of National Vase
U18 7s team (2017) got to the second day of Rosslyn Park National Schools
International Rugby Tour to Singapore, Australia and Indonesia (2014), Hong Kong & Australia (2017)
Awaiting results from Hickstead All England Championships in August
Boys U13 (2017) came 2nd in the Aegon Bucks Div 1 league
Boys U15 (2017) came 1st in the Aegon Bucks Div 2 league
Junior Girls (2016) 15th at the South Regionals, English Schools Swimming Championships