Sport at LRGS
Lancaster Royal Grammar School is justifiably proud of its sporting tradition. The school’s reputation for producing competitive teams and individuals across a range of abilities is second to none. We are rightly proud of the steady stream of Old Lancastrians who continue to garner success at national and international level.
The Sport Department's main aims include:
1. To provide a sports programme which offers competitive and recreational opportunities for all our pupils.
2. To provide adequate exercise for every pupil such that all can live healthy and fulfilling lifestyles both at and beyond LRGS.
3. To provide opportunities for competitive sport for all of the major games at LRGS. We strongly believe in the educational value of training to work as part of a team towards goals, competing according to individual levels of attainment. We promote leadership and teamwork and help pupils develop personally through both winning and losing.
4. To allow pupils the opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports, both team and individual, through PE, games sessions and the extra-curricular programme, so that they are able to enjoy sport for years to come.
5. To identify, nurture and support those individuals who have talent and ability to progress in their chosen sport to representative, international and professional levels. LRGS has an outstanding record of fulfilling this aim in all major games.
Sport, PE and outward-bound activities have traditionally held a high priority in LRGS. At the top end, OLs have achieved national honours. Philip Christophers for example has won two full England rugby caps and Magnus Lund has played for England at U18, U19, U21, Sevens and A team level, as well as being selected for the silver medal winning national team at the Commonwealth Rugby Sevens Tournament.
Over the last 30 years LRGS has produced over 70 Lancashire rugby players, as well as 16 U18 England international players and former England coach Brian Ashton is also a former pupil.
The school has a great recent history of touring. The cricket squad has toured to Barbados no less than five times, to play in the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Tournament, the rugby team has toured to South Africa, South America, Australia, Hong Kong Japan, and and a trekking party reached the base camp of Everest.
The site encompasses a sports hall, swimming pool and gym in addition to extensive games pitches, with four cricket squares on the main site and seven rugby pitches just a short walk away. Recent work levelling, draining and developing cricket and rugby areas has been very successful and demonstrates our restlessness to provide even better playing conditions for our talented pupils.
These excellent resources help to maintain Lancaster Royal Grammar School’s position at the forefront of education. In addition to the successes of our winning teams and performers, we are equally proud of the achievements of our U12 D teams, who enjoy their inter-school competition just as much!
We believe that we must continue to reinforce the benefits of keeping fit and active with all our boys, and it seems to be paying off, as we have some excellent teams lower down the school, maturing to become the stars of tomorrow.