Representative Sports

Representative sports are sports where Hills Road compete at County, Regional and National level but the performers do not train together.  Primarily, this involves competing at English Schools events (e.g. Athletics, Cross Country, Golf).  Several sports also compete in the Association of Colleges (AoC) leagues and tournaments.

Athletics

Hills Road have many elite athletes that compete for local clubs.  For example, Cambridge and Coleridge A.C. Hills athletes compete in the County Schools and the ESAA National Championships. Recent successes include Julia Paternain (3000m) and Adelaide Omitowoju (Triple jump) both gold medallists at the 2017 Championships.  Many athletes gain scholarships at American Universities e.g. Charlotte-Tara Murphy (distance runner) SMU (Dallas).

 

Cross Country

Cross Country is very similar to Athletics with many student elite athletes competing locally and at county level including AoC Sport Regional and National championships. Recent successes include Charlotte-Tara Murphy AoC Sport Gold medallist 2016.   Alumni include national athlete Kieron Wood (X Country and Track & Field).

 

 

Clay Shooting

Entry into the British Schools and Young Shots Championship depends upon student interest. This has  proved less popular over the last couple of years. Local clubs are very supportive, offering coaching to Hills competitors.

Equestrian

Hills are members of the NSEA enabling riders to compete across a range of disciplines – Dressage, Show Jumping, Arena Eventing, Hunter Trials, One Day Events, Tetrathlon. Largely student led (and willing parents). Hills enter a mix of NSEA events and JAYS events.

 

 

Golf

Hills compete in AoC Regional and National Golf championships and English Schools County Championships.  Hills have qualified for the AoC National Championships for the past 3 years. The current captain, James McLaughlin was selected to represent England based on his 8th place at the ESGA Boys’ National Championship 2017.

 

Orienteering

Entry into the British Schools Orienteering Championship and Score Championships depends upon student interest.

Swimming

Hills have many elite swimmers that swim for local clubs and until recently the college competed successfully in AoC Sport National championships. Unfortunately swimming has been removed from the championships.  Hills also compete in the East Team Relay Championships (Herts/Bucks).