Easter Term Sports
Netball is the main team sport for the Girls in the Easter Term. With multiple courts marked on the astroturf, there are plenty of opportunities for the girls to play and train. Matches are scheduled all the way through the ability levels and the programme is once again bolstered by the keenly anticipated Hi-5s competition, the Inter-Form based tournament. In recent years the school has employed specialist netball coaches to improve the standard of the sport and this has certainly paid dividends. In the Easter Term the girls also get the chance to play football through the Clubs programme, with focus very much on the fundamentals of the game and building up towards some matches scheduled against local schools.
For their first three years, boys at Dragon do half a term of football and half a term of hockey, before being given the choice to concentrate one of these, depending on personal preferences or the sport played at their future schools, and we field several teams at all levels in both sports over the course of the term. For those boys in the select squads in Years 6 and 8, there are also some opportunities to play some rugby sevens competitions, culminating in the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens Tournament.
Cross Country is a popular voluntary activity for boys and girls. There are a number of external competitions with other schools, as well as hotly-contested inter-form races for each year group at the end of term. We also enter the National Prep Schools Competition in Malvern.
A number of Dragon families enjoy Skiing and while a huge number join the annual pilgrimage to Davos (through the Dragon Ski Club), there are many who organise their own winter fun. Lacrosse is an also an option for those that wish to give it a go.