To celebrate the start of work on the new Sports Centre project, the Headmaster will be joined by parents, pupils and staff in front of the PE Centre, at 12 noon on 15th June 2019, as part of Winchester Match.
As part of the launch, the Development office has commissioned graffiti artist, Will Impey, to create large-scale murals of some extraordinary Old Wykehamists, all Gold Medal Olympians, on the exterior walls of the current building. The most unusual of which are Mallory, Morshead (pictured) and Bullock who received gold medals for Alpinism at the 1924 Olympics for their 1922 Everest attempt.
First year boys have also produced prints of their sporting heroes, which have been made into posters and are being used as a backdrop to the mural. The artwork will be completed in time for Winchester Match and will stay in place until the building is knocked down in the Winter. Images from the artwork will then be reproduced on the hoardings around the building site.
The result is striking and celebrates not only the school's sporting history but also the transformation of Winchester's sporting provision.
22nd January 2021
Despite a challenging 2020, progress on Winchester College's new state-of-the-art Sports Centre continues, as the school and local community look ahead to the opening in 2022.
2nd May 2022
Recently returned from pre-season training at a tournament in Spain, the first cricket team has had a strong start to the season.
29th March 2022
Champion javelin thrower Freya Jones has joined the Sports Department as the Athletics Development Coach.
14th March 2022
First year pupil, Arthur describes joining the team as Winchester competes for the prestigious Micklem Golf Trophy.
17th February 2022
This weekend saw the return of spectators to the annual Winchester College Football XVs match. Commoners Captain, Tristan Wigley reflects on a close game.
8th February 2022
Born out of the variations to the sport programme forced on us by the COVID pandemic, rugby has made a welcome return to Winchester College, in the guise of “7s”.