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About our courses

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About the Performance Sports Courses

Clifton College is one of the UK’s leading independent schools, with over 150 years of history and tradition. Clifton College is particularly renowned for its sporting excellence across a range of sports, for both boys and girls. The school also has an unrivalled reputation for its pastoral care and welfare of pupils. Set in the beautiful suburb of Clifton, the school offers ideal surroundings and excellent facilities in which to develop your skills in your chosen sport.

Our philosophy at Clifton College is to run high-quality performance-based sports courses, delivered by highly-qualified, enthusiastic and inspirational coaches. We are proud to have developed partnerships with some leading sporting organisations over the years, including Somerset CCC, O2 Rugbyclass, and Manchester United Soccer Schools. By working alongside these great organisations, we can ensure that you will be learning from the very best coaches in the business.

Our very own Head of Girls’ Hockey, Louise Catchpole, continues to head up our Hockey Courses throughout the year, offering what we believe are some of the best courses in the South-West! She has coached the school teams to great success over recent years – the school have been County champions for a number of consecutive years, with countless players representing a variety of England teams. Louise herself has played International Hockey, played Premier League for 10 years, along with being a fully-qualified level 3 coach. She is also the current coach of the West of England U15 squad. The courses have developed in popularity over the years, enabling us to now run for Boys also, and for ages 5 right through to 14.

Our Director of Rugby, Matt Salter, previous a Bristol Rugby player, has delivered some fantastic Rugby Courses over the last few years, and we are continuing to develop these each Summer. With years of professional playing experience at the highest level, our team of coaches are in a position to show players how to achieve their maximum potential. We are confident that our Rugby Courses will go from strength to strength with their years of experience delivering high quality sports courses.

Clifton College also have their very own team of former professional cricketers putting players through their paces during the Easter holidays. All courses will be led by Jim Williams, with assistance from some of our other highly-qualified coaches. All the coaches have first-hand experience in the life of professional cricketers, and can pass on their knowledge to the students. We are certain that this link will produce the best courses we have ever run, both on and off the field!

When you attend our Performance Sports Courses, you will develop your skills, as well as learning new ones, and you will make lots of new friends, whilst training at one of the UK’s leading independent schools. Our priority is to ensure that you have a fantastic time with us, in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment.

During residential courses, all students will have the opportunity to relax in the wonderful surroundings of Clifton College and enjoy all the facilities the school has on offer, including a swimming pool, fully-equipped gym facility, and cyber café.

Cricket Courses
Rugby courses
Clifton College Water Based Hockey Pitch Ceremony 4-3-11