There are a wide range of extra curricular activities available to all students. These take place before or after school, and are run by the Physical Education staff and a range of qualified coaches. Our strong cross-campus ethos allows many activities to run on the same night. This year in the Autumn term we have on offer: girls' football, badminton, basketball, rugby, hockey, Gaelic football, table tennis, handball and fitness training. Our commitment to extra curricular sport also involves fixtures and tournaments across the cluster (Coleridge, Parkside and Trumpington) and within the Cambridgeshire district.
We are proud of our reputation in the District Schools Sports Association, where we have recently shown success in rugby, football, netball, cross-country, indoor rowing, badminton, basketball, cricket, table tennis, golf and athletics.
Rugby, Football and netball consistently have over 100 students involved in training and playing in the local fixtures. Rugby is showing very promising progress, Mr Dixon has secured funding for coaching and posts at Coleridge and has created strong links with Cambridge Rugby Club. Matches and tournaments take place in the autumn-term for all year groups. Hockey has recently been re-introduced and the club has attracted over 60 students weekly, playing schools in the district competitions.
The cluster hosts an indoor rowing competition at Parkside for district schools. Athletics teams are making good progress and we have recently won the local Olympic Cup. Net games are a focus at different times of the year with federation wide tournaments and festivals held at Kelsey Kerridge Sports Hall and Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club. In cricket we have been successful in getting our teams to reach the finals of the County Inter Cricket at Fenners. Coleridge Community College are also former national champions in U13 team category table tennis, with the facilities based at Coleridge.
We are pleased to run trips locally to Cambridge based facilities as well as further afield to events at Twickenham, Wimbledon and Wembley. The faculty runs a ski-trip every year for year 9 students, so your child will always get an opportunity to go skiing in Europe. Over the past five years, over 300 students have progressed on the slopes, always making it one to cherish.
The department also runs the Sports Day House Cup, which takes place as the end of year climax, where students compete for their house colours in a range of activities from bouncy assault courses and egg and spoon, to the 100m relay and shot put.