Here at Townley, we believe that sport provides students with key life skills that include; teamwork, co-operation, communication, fair play and strategic thinking. These skills are vitally important in delivering the leaders of tomorrow.
The wellbeing of our students is of the utmost priority. Physical activity is well known to be of great benefit to mind and body, combined with strategy and gameplay. This all helps in developing our students into becoming independent young people.
The PE Department is committed to inclusion through sport. This is shown in a variety of ways such as the inter-house sports competition which allows every member of each Form to compete in at least one event.
Our Sports Clubs Include
- Tag Rugby
Townley Grammar Sports Day
Every year students from Townley Grammar participate in our Sports Day and charity Power Walk. In 2019 all proceeds from the sponsored walk went to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
2019 saw the introduction of Boccia as a new event in the day, completed by students and staff. We always see fantastic performances by the students and records being broken every year. The overall winning House is awarded the Sports Day Cup.
What is Boccia?
Boccia is a precision ball sport, originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy but now includes athletes with other disabilities, typically affecting motor skills. The sport is considered to be similar to bocce and related to bowls.
The game begins with a toss of a coin to determine the teams assigned coloured leather ball (blue or red) after which the white ball or jack will be thrown onto the court. After the jack is thrown the winner of the toss will throw their first ball aiming to be as close to the jack as possible. The opposing side will then throw their first ball. Once the two first balls are thrown, the team with the ball furthest away from the jack will play next and attempt to get closer or knock the other players ball further away from the jack. The game continues until all balls have been played.
Once all balls have been played the referee will measure the distance of each of the closet balls and award points accordingly. In the event of a draw, an additional ball will be played by both sides to decide the winner.
Discover more about Boccia at BocciaEngland.org