Sport plays an important role in the life of Roedean Moira House students. In the PE department we provide an all-round PE and physical activity programme which allows each individual student to develop her talents to the best of her ability. We develop individual athletes and teams that are constantly improving, hardworking, disciplined and schooled in the fundamental aspects of their sports.
“Every girl who attends Roedean Moira House will have an in depth knowledge of what her body can achieve and her mind can aspire to. She will be exposed to a range of physical challenges which will prepare her to conquer any such challenge which might arise in the future. She will appreciate the important role that sport, physical fitness and nutrition play in the pursuit of wellbeing and excellence beyond the embrace of Roedean Moira House.” Danielle Mackenzie, Faculty Head – PE
Our Sports Department focuses on two main areas: improving the fitness of all girls, and teaching the skills needed for our major competitive sports of Netball, Hockey, Swimming, Tennis, Athletics and Gymnastics. From Reception, students have lessons in Swimming, Gymnastics, Short Tennis, Athletics, non-specific invasion games, and functional fitness. At Key Stage 2 (Year 4 onwards), they are introduced to Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Cross Country and Rounders. Once in the Senior School, there are opportunities for the girls to take part in Water Polo, Trampolining, Lacrosse, Badminton, Basketball and Cricket as well as representing Roedean Moira House in our major competitive sports. We also have a Roedean Moira House Equestrian team, more of which you can read about at www.moirahouse.co.uk/equestrian.
Students benefit from excellent facilities which include a modern sports hall which houses 4 badminton courts, cricket nets, a netball court, tennis court, basketball court and can also be used for table tennis, hockey and football training and matches. Other facilities include a fitness centre, 5 tennis and 5 netball courts and 2 sports pitches.
To support our students we have built links with local clubs so our students have a clear pathway to develop their specific talents.
We are proud of the successes of our different sports teams, at local, county and national level, and we also celebrate numerous individual successes each year. To support our elite athletes we offer Sports Exhibitions and we arrange specialist coaching which includes coaching at the David Lloyd Club for our elite tennis players.
All students also have the unique opportunity to train as a ballgirl for the Aegon International Tennis Tournament held annually in Eastbourne. The School has provided the ball crew for this prestigious event for many years and this amazing opportunity teaches the girls many skills such as leadership, concentration and teamwork.