Extra-Curricular Sports

Shebbear College offers a wealth of sporting activities and fixtures across the South West.

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Pupils at Shebbear College enjoy an excellent programme of extra-curricular activities including many sports.

Traditional sports such as rugby, hockey, netball, football, basketball and cricket are available according to the season, as are the excellent sporting facilities on offer to pupils, including our state-of-the-art gymnasium, dance studio, sports hall, all weather floodlit pitch and numerous playing fields. A variety of other physical activities are often available such as surfing, horse riding, hiking, table tennis, badminton, trampolining among others.

Watch Shebbear’s winning match against Trent College during the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens 2018


Sport plays an integral role in ensuring that all pupils stay healthy by achieving physical, social, cultural and mental well-being.  We believe that physical activity provides individuals with the opportunity to acquire and develop skills which will stand them in good stead for future challenges and ensures that pupils receive a well-rounded, broad education.  All pupils are encouraged to take part in some form of sporting activity whatever their aspirations or ability and develop an understanding of how their body works in response to exercise.  Above all we emphasise the values of commitment, teamwork, communication and enjoyment, all of which are invaluable in everyday life.

Our fixture list for Games is extensive and competition is encouraged at all levels, giving pupils the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and achieve their aims.  For boys the major games are rugby, football and cricket and for the girls major games are hockey, netball and rounders.  Rugby 7’s is also played by the boys during the Lent Term.  The sports department also runs many inter-house games making physical activity further accessible within the school.