Fifteen year old Winchester College pupil, Joseph Oluwabusola, has recently been selected for the Nigeria National U17 squad by the Nigeria Football Federation. Already a popular member of the Independent Schools Football Association U16 national squad and AFC Bournemouth, Joseph’s selection for the Nigerian national team has been celebrated by the entire school community.
Jason Dodd, Head of Football at Winchester College and former Southampton Football Club player commented: “Joseph has a fantastic attitude and has pushed himself in every aspect of his training and will not leave anything on the pitch. He has improved considerably over the last few years and it has been down to self-discipline and exceptionally hard work.”
Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster at Winchester College added, "Since joining the school, Joseph has always demonstrated excellent sporting ability. With the support of our dedicated team of sports coaches as well as his Housemaster, Mr Liam Taylor, we have seen him develop into a player of national ability. We look forward to cheering him on at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Peru.”
29th May 2020
The role of our Porters - providing a warm welcome - as well as security for the school is as important today as it was 600 years ago. Suzanne Foster, our College Archivist, explains how the job has evolved over the centuries.
18th May 2020
The traditional programme of inter-school sporting fixtures has been a feature of life at Winchester for more than 150 years. With no opportunity during lockdown to face familiar opponents, Mark Burley, Director of Sport provides an insight into the history of sport in public schools, as well as the role that Winchester has played in making it such a prominent part of school life.
16th May 2020
According to his Div don, "more people have climbed Everest" and the final stages of an endurance event, such as this, will be the toughest, but sixth form pupil Freddie remains unfazed and focused on raising money for a charity close to his heart.
11th May 2020
As he sets off on his own creative sabbatical, Malcolm recommends exploring one's own creativity, and spending time in nature, as a balm for life, beyond the present circumstances.
4th May 2020
On Earth Day, 22 April 2020, pupils were due to watch David Attenborough's latest film in an exclusive screening, thanks to the generosity of the Stewarts who continue to support the school's teaching of natural history, in honour of their son Duncan.
10th March 2020
Following XVs last month, the two captains reflect on their journeys from First Year boys trying to understand 'Winkies', through to the honour of leading their teams out for the biggest game of the year.