Christ’s Hospital is blessed with some of the best school sports facilities in the country. Its 1200 acres of land hosts 21 grass pitches, a floodlit all weather pitch, with a second due for completion during 2016, seven netball courts, 15 tennis courts, 12 cricket squares, a swimming pool, a double sports hall, gymnasium, six squash courts, fives courts, a fitness suite and a dance studio.
The School has a long standing tradition of sporting success, with a number of Old Blues (former pupils) going on to make a career in sport, most notably former Sussex and England bowler John Snow and of course the current England rugby player Joe Launchbury. A more recent pupil to look out for is cricketer Stuart Whittingham, who is contracted to Sussex CCC.
On the cricket field the U14s are the current Martin Berrill Sports League champions.
On the rugby field, we are the Sussex schools sevens champions at three age groups; U16, U14 and U13s. Furthermore six pupils have been selected this year for the Harlequins RFC Academy.
In football the U16s came second in the Sussex and Kent Independent Schools League, having won the title previously.
CH athletics is also strong; each year in excess of 10 pupils represent the County. The boys team have reached the National Schools Track and Field Cup Final three times in the last four years.
CH is always keen to support the less mainstream sports and we have a Year 11 pupil, Elliot Bayley who has won two bronze medals and a gold at the Taekwon-do World Cup. Additionally, Year 10 pupil, Katerina Poulios travelled to Athens to compete in the Greek National Figure Skating Championships and won the gold medal to become the Greek National Champion.
Christ’s Hospital also has a tradition of success in Fives and we regularly produce National Schools champions. Currently we have three National Fives Champions in School. Louise Mathias has been crowned the most successful school girl in the history of the sport, becoming the first girl to win National titles at U13, U14, U16 and U18.