Our vision is to be the number one co-educational school for sport in South East London through a coherent and consistent PE and Games programme. We aim to provide an equitable co-curricular and Saturday sport programme for both our girls and boys from Year 3 to Year 13.

We have over 70 acres of grounds that cater for all our core and co-curricular sports, add to this a team of ambitious professional teachers and coaches with international, regional and county experience. We are incredibly fortunate to have school-club links with Old Elthamians Rugby, Cricket and Hockey as well as Telstars Netball that provide fantastic opportunities for all our pupils to access club teams based on site. Additionally, we are pleased to provide secure links into elite player pathways in the local area to promote both lifelong participation and stretch high achieving performers.




  • 10 Rugby Pitches
  • 5 Netball Courts (1 indoor court)
  • 5 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Hockey Astroturf Pitches
  • 7 Cricket Squares plus 2 Artificial Pitches
  • 8 Artificial Cricket Nets, 4 grass nets, 4 indoor nets.
  • 7 Football pitches
  • Multifunctional sports hall including climbing wall
  • 25m 6 lane swimming pool
  • College Meadow Pavilion
  • London Marathon Pavilion

Through sport we hope our students can learn how to be committed, resilient and respectful no matter the result, ensuring whatever their ability they strive to succeed outside the classroom. We are proud of our sporting history but are excited about the future, aiming to consistently compete at regional and national level in all our core sports for both boys and girls.


At Eltham we provide a wide variety of activities that supplement Physical Education and Games, and we hope everyone can access a broad and balanced co-curricular programme. As a school we pride ourselves on giving everyone the opportunity to train, develop and in turn represent the school. The future for Eltham College sport is extremely bright, and it is exciting to build towards a fully co-educational school by September 2025 and the opportunities this brings to reach new sporting heights.

Marc Edwards (Director of Sport)







Sport Scholarship

Sport scholarships are available to students who demonstrate exceptional talent and potential in at least one sport, whilst also fulfilling the normal academic requirements for entry into the College. Scholarships are awarded following the appropriate assessment and interview, to those who show potential in one or more of the school’s core sports of Rugby, Hockey, Netball and Cricket. We also welcome applications from students who participate to a high level in additional sports such as Athletics, Chess, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo. Every student who is awarded an Eltham College sport scholarship will receive the same mentoring and support. This includes access to high-level coaching, links with local clubs and sporting academies as well as the High Performing Athlete Programme (HPAP). We are pleased to see many of our students go on to district, county, regional and international representation. Every student is works with a member of Sports staff who acts as a personal mentor, offering advice and support across each academic year. Scholars will also benefit from a progressive strength and conditioning programme using the newly refurbished gym in the Eric Liddell Sports Centre. Benefits of the Sports Scholarship Programme:

  • Aim of improving individually and progressing the standard of sport within the school
  • Regular high quality coaching sessions
  • One to one sport specific sessions from professional coaches
  • Regular meetings with a Mentor to receive guidance on lifestyle management, nutrition, psychology and injury prevention
  • Trips to elite sporting venues and facilities
  • Seminars and talks from internal and external professionals in specific field

Sports Scholarships are awarded to candidates who show exceptional potential in at least one core sport. No previous county or club experience is required, but some may already be members of a school, club or a representative team. The Director of Sport is looking for overall coachability, fitness potential, ambition to succeed and resilience.  Once a holder of this award, students must continue to strive to develop their skills, achieve success in sport and be an ambassador for the College. We expect that as an Eltham College Sports Scholar they will be aspiring to achieve County or equivalent representation.
Candidates who apply for a scholarship will, if they perform well in the academic entrance examinations, be invited to an assessment day.


On your application form, please outline your sporting achievements. Students considered must be an outstanding prospect for a Sports Scholarship in one sport or may excel in a range of sporting activities. Please give details of any sporting achievements or any representative honours that you have achieved. If sports, such as swimming or athletics are involved, please give specific details of your personal best performances.

In order to undertake a detailed assessment, we will invite you to join in with our current sports teams. One of the aims of this assessment is for you to experience the outstanding coaching at Eltham College and to gain a greater understanding of our unique facilities. Candidates who apply for a scholarship will, if they perform well in the academic entrance examinations, be invited to an assessment day.

Name Area of Responsibility Email
Mr Marc Edwards Director of Sport [email protected]
Mr Ben King Assistant Director of Sport
Senior School PE & Games Lead
Head of Rugby
[email protected]
Mr Mark O’Dwyer Assistant Director of Sport
Junior School PE & Games Lead
[email protected]
Mr Edd Thorogood Head of High Performance i/c Athletics [email protected]
Mr Jamie Batten Head of Hockey [email protected]
Miss Laura True Head of Netball [email protected]
Mr Sean Perfect Head of Aquatics [email protected]
Mr Josh Kelly Head of Cricket [email protected]
Miss Brittany Holmes PE Teacher
i/c Cross Country
[email protected]
Miss Kirsty Harding PE Teacher
i/c Tennis
[email protected]
Miss Kate Parkin PE Teacher – trainee sports psychologist [email protected]
Mr Joe Bellingham Sports Graduate – Girls Cricket co-ordinator [email protected]
Mr Matt Hodson Sports Graduate –Head of S&C [email protected]
Mr Temba Bungane Sports Graduate – Water Polo co-ordinator [email protected]
Miss Mia Bentley Sports Graduate –Netball [email protected]
Mr Yasir Arafat Cricket Professional [email protected]
Miss Emily Evans Head Coach of Ski Race Team [email protected]
Mr Silviu Florescu-Serban Head Coach of Fencing Team [email protected]
Mr Jules Halls Hockey Professional  [email protected]
Mr Luca Petrozzi Performance Rugby Coach [email protected]

Eltham College

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