Sport at Riddlesdown Collegiate has grown and grown over the past few years, and now the Collegiate is recognised throughout the County. There are more than 50 school teams currently at Riddlesdown Collegiate, with competitive fixtures held every year in sports such as Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics, Swimming, Tennis, Badminton, and Table Tennis.
Riddlesdown Collegiate has always had a lot success in Croydon School Competitions, and the size of the Collegiate has a big impact on this, with such a huge array of talent in every year group. In the past three years Riddlesdown Collegiate has made a real impact on the County in sports such as Football, Rugby, Cricket and Netball. This has brought a lot of success to the Collegiate, and is one thing that seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year.
The Collegiate’s facilities allows sport to thrive here, and gives students excellent opportunities in both curriculum lessons and extra-curricular clubs. Riddlesdown has a huge range of extra-curricular activities, which includes all the sports mentioned previously, as well as Fitness, Dance, Gymnastics, Trampolining and new this year, Lacrosse. The Collegiate also has good club links with Crystal Palace, Warlingham and Old Mid Whitgiftians Rugby Club, Roundwood Netball club, and Kenley Cricket Club.
All the Collegiate’s sporting success, is celebrated at the Annual Sports Awards Evening held at Riddlesdown Collegiate at the end of the year. In 2018, England and Harlequins professional rugby union player, Mike Brown, was our special guest who gave out awards to all the students who received honours in their respective sports.
Riddlesdown Collegiate recently won a National Lottery grant of £128,000 to refurbish its tennis and netball courts as well as the schools changing facilities. The school will contribute an equal amount of funding to achieve this project. The new tennis/netball courts will greatly enhance the already excellent facilities at the school and offer a wider curriculum to the students. In addition, the courts will be made available to the community and local clubs thereby ensuring the facilities are available to many more individuals.
Riddlesdown Collegiate’s sports facilities are available for hire throughout the year.
The sports hall is available for sports such as badminton, football, netball and basketball as well as our fully equipped gymnasium.