At Queen’s College, our sports program fosters a healthy lifestyle through weekly Games sessions focusing on specific sports. These sessions delve deep into techniques and strategies. Our fixture program offers tiers for High Performance, Development, and Participation, ensuring all students can represent the college. Squad sessions twice weekly enhance team dynamics and skills. Our sports program emphasises character development, teamwork, and resilience. It fosters skill development, fixture success, team bonding, and life preparation. At Queen’s College, we shape well-rounded individuals for success on and off the field.

Remarkable Achievements at Queen’s College

Queen’s College exemplifies excellence through our students’ remarkable achievements in diverse sports. With numerous successes in recent years, our teams consistently excel in national finals, showcasing disciplined teamwork and strategic prowess in hockey. Our athletes reach professional and international levels in rugby, cricket, athletics, cross-country, swimming, and triathlon.

Beyond traditional sports, our students shine in canoe polo, rowing, bobsleigh, and polo. These accomplishments reflect our commitment to holistic development, emphasising dedication, teamwork, and resilience.

Our athletes inspire future generations, epitomising the spirit of excellence. Supported by exceptional coaching staff, we celebrate their hard work and look forward to more triumphs, solidifying Queen’s College as a hub of sporting success.

High Performance Sports (Girls)

  • Term 1 (Sep-Dec): Hockey 
  • Term 2 (Jan-Mar): Netball
  • Term 3 (Apr-Jul): Tennis, Cricket, Athletics (Co-educational)

High Performance Sports (Boys)

  • Term 1 (Sep-Dec): Rugby
  • Term 2 (Jan-Mar): Hockey
  • Term 3 (Apr-Jul): Tennis, Cricket, Athletics (Co-educational)

Diverse Sporting Opportunities at Queen’s College

At Queen’s College, we offer diverse sporting opportunities to match our students’ interests and talents. From early morning swim sessions to intensive badminton and basketball training, we ensure every athlete finds their niche. Dive into the day with our refreshing swim sessions, or join our tailored badminton and basketball training, focusing on skill development and team dynamics, preparing for exciting fixtures throughout the year. Our students are encouraged to explore and excel in various disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Badminton
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Gym and Fitness
  • Handball
  • Harriers Running Club
  • Kayaking
  • Pilates
  • Table Tennis
  • Water Polo
  • Yoga

We support students excelling in unique sports like climbing, equestrian events, fencing, and more, fostering individual talents within our vibrant sports program.

Wellness Beyond the Field: Recognizing holistic wellness, we offer activities like Pilates and Yoga, promoting the balance of physical fitness and mental well-being.

Team Spirit and Individual Excellence: Our sports program nurtures talent, builds character, and instils a lifelong love for physical activity, whether in team sports or individual pursuits.

At Queen’s College, we believe every student can find their passion in sports. We’re dedicated to providing the resources, training, and support for them to thrive in their chosen disciplines.



Mr Rob Cooling – Head of Rugby 

At Queen’s College, our rugby program embodies a rich tradition and instils values beyond the field. Designed to cater to diverse preferences and skill levels, it fosters a love for the game in every participant.

Fundamental Skills Development: Our program focuses on mastering basic and advanced techniques, guided by RFU guidelines for safe play.

Versatility in Play: Recognizing unique preferences, we accommodate varying playing styles, celebrating diversity in rugby.

Guidance from Industry Expertise: Our coaching covers core skills and principles of play, emphasising safety and concussion management through RFU training.

Building Confidence and Resilience: Beyond skills, we foster confidence and resilience, instilling core values of sportsmanship and teamwork.

Mass Participation and Pathways to Representation: We encourage mass participation, aiming to develop skilled players and build a sense of community. Our goal is to elevate students to represent age groups and academies, contributing to the broader rugby community.

At Queen’s College, rugby is a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, inviting every student to embrace the spirit of the game.



Mr Jack Knight – Head of Hockey 

  • Girls – Autumn Term 
  • Boys – Spring Term

At Queen’s College, hockey is more than a sport; it’s a tradition of excellence. Girls shine in the Autumn Term, boys in the Spring. Fundamental skills are prioritised, ensuring each player’s full potential is unlocked with fun-filled training sessions.

Inclusive Participation: Whether for joy or representation, our program welcomes all skill levels. Elite pathways are nurtured through the England Hockey Player Pathway, guided by our Head of Hockey, Mr. Jack Knight.

Regular Training and Competition: Every student enjoys regular training and competitive opportunities, fostering talent development at every stage.

Community Engagement: We extend our commitment beyond the college, participating in local tournaments and supporting the Taunton CS hockey community.

At Queen’s College, hockey is a journey of growth and passion. Every term offers a canvas for students to paint their hockey story. Join us in this legacy of competition and camaraderie.



Mrs Liz Halls – Head of Netball

Girls – Spring Term

In the Spring Term, Queen’s College comes alive with the swift and strategic play of Netball, a rapidly growing sport that has become a major focus for our girls. We take pride in our comprehensive Netball program, providing multiple teams in each age group with access to quality training, competitive matches, and opportunities to shine both within and beyond the College.

Our program offers multiple teams in each age group, ensuring that every girl, regardless of her skill level, has the opportunity to participate and excel. Many of our pupils extend their passion for Netball beyond the College, playing for local clubs and reaching impressive heights by representing at County level. Our club links with Team Bath provide students clear access points to excellence and development.

Netball is not just a sport; it’s a mental workout. Our program emphasises quick thinking, strategic play, and the development of high levels of fitness and mobility. With five full-sized courts, our players have the space to hone their skills, execute intricate strategies, and experience the joy of the game.

Beyond the court, our Head of Strength and Conditioning conducts regular sessions to enhance the physical capabilities of our players, ensuring they are well-prepared for the demands of this fast-paced game. We foster connections with local Netball clubs, creating a pathway for our students to explore the sport beyond the school grounds.

Competitive matches are not just about winning; they are about fostering a spirit of healthy competition, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Our Netball program is more than just a series of matches; it’s a platform for personal growth, team camaraderie, and the joy of competition. Whether a seasoned player or someone new to the game, every girl is invited to be part of a journey that transcends skill development—it’s about creating lasting memories on the Netball court and beyond. At Queen’s College, Netball is not just a sport; it’s a vibrant chapter in each students’ story of growth, resilience, and achievement.



Mrs Caroline Foster – Head of Cricket

Boys/Girls – Nets (year round) and outdoor Summer Term

Cricket at Queen’s College isn’t just a game; it’s a timeless tradition ingrained in our legacy. With our renowned pavilion as the epicentre, every student is not only encouraged but also provided with the opportunity to relish the essence of this quintessentially British sport.

Year-Round Cricketing Bliss:

  •  The Summer Term transforms into a cricketing spectacle with six sprawling outdoor pitches.
  • All-Weather Nets: Our state-of-the-art outdoor net facility ensures year-round training.
  • Indoor nets in the sports hall offer winter training opportunities.

Inclusive Opportunities for All:

  •  Teams for All Ages and Genders: Cricket is inclusive, with teams for both boys and girls in every age group.
  • County Trials and Support: We support students undergoing county trials, nurturing their talents.
  • Expert Guidance: Local county coaches provide sessions for all ages and abilities, fostering continuous improvement.

Diverse Cricketing Experience:

  • From casual introductions to rigorous training, Queen’s College cricket offers a diverse experience for all.

At Queen’s College, cricket is a celebration of skill, camaraderie, and the enduring spirit of the game, building on our storied legacy with every swing of the bat and every meticulously bowled ball.



Mrs Liz Halls – Head of Swimming

  • Boys/Girls – All Year

At Queen’s College, swimming is a year-round commitment, offering a comprehensive program for learners and elite swimmers alike. With our indoor pool as the aquatic hub, we nurture a love for swimming as both a vital life skill and a pathway to competitive success.

Our indoor pool caters to all where students embark on a journey of aquatic mastery, from beginners to elite swimmers. The program caters to every proficiency level, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to progress and find their rhythm in the water.

Accessible Sessions Throughout the Day:

Sessions are strategically scheduled throughout the day, including early mornings and during the co-curricular timetable, accommodating all students’ schedules. From stroke development to health and competition preparation, students master various strokes, preparing for both healthy lifestyles and competitive events.

Swimming is seen not only as a vital life skill but also as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Our program instals water confidence, safety, and enjoyment, fostering a lifelong relationship with this essential skill. As students develop their swimming prowess, they cultivate a love for swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle, integrating therapeutic benefits into their routine.

Elite swimmers have the opportunity to showcase their skills in regular galas. Beyond the College, we support and nurture talent that aspires to compete at higher levels, carrying the Queen’s College aquatic spirit into broader competitions.

At Queen’s College, swimming is a journey of aquatic discovery, health, and competition. Whether dipping into the basics or diving into elite proficiency, every stroke is a step toward excellence, safety, and a lifelong love for the water.



Mrs Jennie Cooling & Mr Rob Cooling – Heads of Athletics

  • Boys/Girls – Summer Term

In the Summer Term, athletics takes centre stage, offering a comprehensive program designed to cultivate a passion for sports and foster competitive spirit among both boys and girls.

Our inclusive program ensures that students receive regular training in a variety of athletic events. From sprints to jumps, throws to relays, every student has the opportunity to discover and excel in their preferred disciplines.

Beyond training sessions, students experience the excitement of competitive action. We actively participate in local athletics competitions and open meets, providing a platform for students to showcase their skills and competitive spirit.

Located conveniently within walking distance, Taunton Athletics Club serves as an extended training ground for our athletes. We not only compete there but also encourage students to join, fostering a sense of community and enhancing their athletic development.

Our approach goes beyond physical training, emphasising the values of teamwork, discipline, and resilience. We believe in nurturing well-rounded athletes who excel both on and off the field.

Whether a sprinter, a thrower, or a long-distance runner, our program offers pathways for diverse athletic interests. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for athletics that extends beyond the school grounds.



Mr Tom Bulmer – Head of Tennis

Boys/Girls – Summer Term

In the Summer Term, Queen’s offers a diverse range of sports choices, including tennis for both boys and girls. Our school has over 15 tennis courts, providing students with a dynamic and evolving experience alongside athletics and cricket.

Tennis at Queen’s is not just a sport but a growing culture. We aim to foster a love for tennis, offering students additional choices during the Summer Term, enriching their sporting experience.

Regular competitions against other schools infuse the tennis season with a spirit of healthy competition and collaboration. This allows students to showcase their tennis prowess on a broader stage and fosters camaraderie among players.

A visiting tennis coach enhances our program, offering small group and one-on-one sessions to students at every skill level. This personalised approach ensures that students receive tailored attention, whether they are beginners or refining their techniques.

The tennis courts become a canvas for students to hone their skills, engage in spirited matches, and become part of a growing tennis legacy at Queen’s College. 



Mr Tumie Ngkane – Head of Basketball

Boys/Girls – All Year 

The growing basketball provision at Queen’s College offers year-round engagement for both boys and girls in this fast-paced sport. Regular training sessions in our sports hall cater to players of all skill levels, fostering fundamental skills and knowledge.

Highlights include comprehensive training programs designed to enhance the enjoyment of basketball, local league participation with fixtures hosted at Taunton’s full-sized court, and the inclusion of international pupils, enriching our basketball community.

Our focus extends beyond competition to team development and fostering a culture of sportsmanship. Emphasis is placed on skill development and enjoyment, ensuring every pupil finds joy in playing basketball.

Summer At Queen's

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