Wombourne High School has an established reputation for Sport and PE and offers a wide range of sporting opportunities both within curriculum time and through our extra-curricular programme. It caters for those who play for fun, those who have a particular talent in a specific area and those who are just interested in trying something new. Students are encouraged to take part to improve not only their skills and tactical awareness but also to develop life skills such as teamwork, cooperation and leadership and this can be done both cooperatively at clubs but also competitively against other schools. All students are encouraged to get involved as part of our commitment to health and well-being and our highly qualified and experienced sports staff make great use of our excellent facilities.
As part of the extra-curricular programme we run a reward scheme for attendance both to clubs and when representing the school in a competition or fixture, giving students the opportunity to earn PE badges to wear proudly around school.
We enter a number of sporting leagues in both team sports and individual activities; football, cricket, netball, rounders, swimming, cross country, dance and athletics to name a few. Wombourne High is also part of the Dudley School Games which offers competitions in sports at inter school level and beyond for the elite athletes.
Through the Invictus Trust there are also a wide range of opportunities to try offsite activities that might not be available within school such as sailing, scuba diving and clay pigeon shooting and the termly Invictus Games trophy is always something hotly contested between the Invictus schools across a range of different activities. Wombourne High are the current holders of the trophy following a virtual competition run during the last academic year which saw staff and students work together to run / walk / cycle their way to Tokyo in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Students who wish to inspire and motivate others to participate in sporting activities have the chance to train as Sports Leaders and work with staff in school and local primary schools to support with practices and events during the year. Students particularly enjoy this responsibility and it also helps build a really good bond between students across the year groups.
We are proud of the school’s sporting reputation and students have enjoyed team and individual success in school, county, regional and national competitions. A number of ex students have gone on to enjoy success on the national and international stage which makes us at Wombourne immensely proud:
Alex Hughes - Derbyshire County Cricket
Lydia Thompson – Worcester Warriors and England’s Women’s Rugby Team
Marcus Forss – Brentford FC and Finland National Team
Joe Foulkes – Walsall FC
And not forgetting our very own PE teacher and Head of Year 10 Matt Askin who has represented England in the Physical Disability Cricket Team on a number of occasions and continues to be a fantastic role model for students at Wombourne High to aspire to.