Student Sport Facilities
21st Century Sports Facilities
Whatever your level, we have outstanding sports facilities for you! Since 1999, we have invested £5 million to improve the sports facilities at Strode College. In conjunction with the Football Foundation, the multi-purpose all-weather pitch was completed in February 2008. The College has a multi purpose sports hall incorporating an indoor climbing wall and a recently refurbished, state-of-the-art fitness suite, offering a good balance of cardio-vascular and resistance training equipment.
A range of sporting activities are available to students including athletics, football, netball and hockey, as well as a range of more unusual opportunities such as volleyball and climbing. The College regularly competes in the Somerset Colleges and British Sport in Colleges tournaments and leagues which take place on Wednesday afternoons, some weekends and occasional evenings.
To contact the Strode Sports Hall directly, please call 01458 844408.
All Weather Pitch
The fully floodlit All-Weather Pitch is an exciting new development which has been jointly funded by Strode College, Crispin School and the Football Foundation, so the main focus of use will be for the development of football for males and females at all levels of ability. The surface is made of Generation 3 plastic grass with a rubber crumb infill, which gives a texture and feel of real turf (unlike the old sand-filled astro-turf pitches, where friction burns were often evident). Our All-Weather Pitch has excellent drainage, so no more threat of cancelled matches due to water-logged pitches!
The All Weather Pitch is shared between Strode and Crispin School students during the day and is open to the local community for hire during evenings, weekends and holidays.
Sports Centre and Activ8 Fitness Suite
Strode College offers a wide variety of sporting and recreational activities for all full and part-time students. The College has a multi purpose sports hall incorporating an indoor climbing wall and a state-of-the-art fitness suite, offering a good balance of cardio-vascular and strength resistance training equipment. In addition the College has access to shared playing fields for all major team sports, a hard court area and indoor swimming pool.
A range of sporting activities are available to full-time students as enrichment options, including conventional sports such as athletics, football, netball and hockey, as well as a range of more unusual opportunities such as fencing, volleyball and climbing. The College regularly competes in the Somerset Colleges and British Sport in Colleges tournaments and leagues which take place on Wednesday afternoons, some weekends and occasional evenings.
We have had a terrific response to the new sports academies.
You can choose from the following sports: Cricket, Football, Golf, Netball, Rugby, Trampolining or Hockey.
The academies are all affiliated to the British Colleges Sports Association and students will have the opportunity to play competitive fixtures against other college academies throughout the year on Wednesday afternoons and occasional weekends.
Academy coaching sessions will take place on Wednesday afternoons, and one lunchtime or twilight session.
The College works in partnership with a wide range of sporting bodies including local sports clubs, national governing bodies and professional sports agencies.
The coaches are all experienced and qualified to level 3 standard through their respective national governing bodies. They offer high quality individual and group coaching sessions twice a week.
Between the partnerships we have access to state-of-the-art technology and coaching methods to help you develop your personal potential, including:
- Quintic sports analysis system for technical, physical and biomechanical analysis
- Partnerships with local sports clubs
- Use of additional facilities including floodlit pitches, outdoor nets and scrummage machines.
- State of the art Fitness Suite and sports facilities at Strode College.
The feedback about the quality of our new sports coaches has been very positive.
These activities run on Wednesday afternoons, giving you the opportunity to take part in climbing, caving and expedition planning.