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Sport

Whether you are a talented and committed sports performer or a novice beginner we encourage all of our students to try out for one of our many sports teams. ALL of our team training sessions are available to every single student regardless of playing ability, so if you high school didn't have a basketball team but you have always wanted to give it a go... now is your chance! Our Winnie Sport training timetable is posted online and emailed out to every student when they start their journey at Winstanley College. We can't wait to meet you!

Sports for All

ALL of our team training sessions and enrichment activities are available to every single student regardless of playing ability so if your high school didn’t have a Basketball team but you have always wanted to give it a go… now is your chance!
Our Winnie Sport training timetable is posted online and emailed out to every single student when they start their journey at Winstanley College so you will know exactly what is happening, where and when.

Sports Teams

We’re extremely proud of our competitive sports offer. Our staff include fully qualified coaches across a range of sports who want to give you the best possible sporting experience. We aim to develop your skills both on the pitch/court tactically and off it as a whole person. We pride ourselves on how we encourage you to play the game with the right attitude and in the correct spirit of the game. Over the last few years, we have had numerous sport teams represent the college successfully at regional levels which has led to them qualifying for the AoC National Championships. At the last championships, we had 30 Winstanley College students from 7 different sports qualify for the event: the highest representing college in the North West for that year.

Selection Criteria

Selection for our representive teams is determined by sports team training sessions which take place each week. You are encouraged to keep coming to training even if they are not selected for the matchday squads as we want every student to have the opportunity to participate in sport.

You may participate in more than one sport if the sport training schedule allows. However, if selected for more than one team, you will have to decide which team you wish to represent, as fixtures typically take place at the same time (Wednesday afternoon).

The selection criteria for our more popular sports is very high, however we typically have two teams for these sports. Our first teams usually consist of students playing at club or county level who want to test and challenge themselves at an elite level, whereas our second teams cater for those who want to learn and develop their skills in a more casual environment.
So, whether you’re a talented and committed sports performer or a novice beginner we encourage all of our students to try out for one of our many sports teams as there is something here for everyone.
If you have any queries, please email the Sports Enrichment Officer Ben Rutherford: ben.rutherford@winstanley.ac.uk

WinFit Gym

We are pleased to offer you a FREE gym membership when you join college. You will be able to use the WinFit Gym during study periods and at lunchtimes. The gym has treadmills, step and rowing machines, free weights and assisted weight machines so we cater for all your needs. To use the gym, you simply need to sign up for membership at the Freshers Fair and then attend a short induction that covers the rules and safety procedures.

Recent Sporting Success

2019/2020
Our results in the leagues are based on our standing when the season was terminated due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Men’s Football 1st

1st in the North West Colleges League (unbeaten all season, winning all 11 games played and scoring over 100 goals in the process).
Semi Finalists in the AoC National Cup (semi final wasn’t played due to COVID-19).
Semi Finalists in the AoC Regional 7 a side tournament.
Quarter Finalists in the County Cup (quarter final wasn’t played due to COVID-19).

Men’s Football 2nd

4th in the North West Colleges League.
Last 16 in the County Cup.

Netball 1st

2nd in the North West Colleges League.
Runner Up in the AoC Regional Tournaments.

Netball 2nd

3rd in the North West Colleges League.

Women’s Football

Quarter Finalists in the AoC Regional Tournament

Volleyball

Men’s Volleyball – Fifth place in AoC Regional Tournament and Last 16 of AoC National Cup
Women’s Volleyball – Winners of the AoC Regional Tournament and Last 16 of AoC National Cup
Mixed Volleyball – Quarter Finalists of AoC National Cup

Hockey

3rd in the North West Colleges League

Rugby League

5th place in the AoC Sport North West Rugby League

This past year 12 students from Winstanley College qualified for the AoC National Championships. Although the championship was cancelled due to COVID, the numbers qualifying showcases how year on year we display consistent high level sporting performance across a range of sports.