Godalming teams have enjoyed new facilities from September 2016 when two new netball courts and the international standard sports pitches at Ashtead Lane came into play. These have provided outstanding amenities which many opposing teams are envious of.
Our links with clubs such as Guildford Rugby, Surrey Scorchers, Fullham Football Club and The England Rugby Football Club all enhance the experience for our students and the capacity of the teams.
Use the following links for this seasons results as they happen:
Basketball - Surrey Sixth Form League Division 1
Football Surrey Sixth Form League Division 1
Football Surrey Sixth Form League Division 2
Football Surrey Sixth Form League Division 3
Football Surrey Sixth Form League Girls Division
Netball Surrey Sixth Form League Division 1
Netball Surrey Sixth Form League Division 2
Rugby Union South East League
Hockey AoC National Cup
Sport report - 2018/19
The 1st and 2nd football teams have had great success too. Starting off with the 1st team, who have recently played a very lively semi-final in the English Schools FA Colleges Trophy competition vs Itchen College. This was the furthest the team have ever progressed in this national competition, so the boys already knew they would be facing a very tough side. The match was very tight, with not much in terms of goal chances and some very resolute defending from the team throughout the match, frustrating the Itchen players (and their coach!), to limited chances. 0-0 at full time in-front of a big crowd of Godalming supporters who cheered them on all the way. Extra-time couldn’t divide the teams either, so it went to a tense penalty shoot-out which the boys had practiced for the day before in training. Fortunately, this paid off and Godalming came out 5-4 winners on penalties and have for the first time progressed to the final of the ESFA National Colleges trophy where they have been drawn against Newcastle-under-Lyme College and will be playing in the Stoke City stadium on Friday, May 10th. We wish the team the very best of luck and we are happy to report the students cannot wait for this fantastic opportunity.
The 2nd team have continued to push on in the league, currently sitting in 2nd place but with 2 games in hand, they can draw level on points with leaders Reigate College if they win all their games. This will make for a close finish and bring it down to goal difference for the title! Watch this space…! In addition to the league, the 2nd team have reached a final of their own in the Surrey Sixth-Form League Cup which will be played against Pulse Tomlinscote at Charterhouse School on 3rd April.
The team have had great attendance at training so far making things very difficult for the coach to pick a team with so many keen players. Partnership with Surrey Scorchers Basketball team from Surrey Uni continues to operate well with this season’s coach being an ex-Godalming College student (now pro player), Henry Wilkins. The team currently sit 3rd in the highly competitive Surrey Sixth Form League and remain the Association of Colleges Cup competition where they are next due to play Woking College who the team are confident of beating after having already done so in the league.
The 1sts netball side have had a good start to the season, currently sitting in joint 2nd place in the division and remaining in the Association of Colleges Cup competition where the Girls have just defeated Richard Taunton College by a huge margin – 102-6! The team also progressed to the Surrey Schools Nationals tournament after having beaten a number of private schools in the first regional tournament in October. We wish the Girls the best of luck for this!
The 2nds team are looking to retain their title in the division and have started very well having won all their matches to date which has resulted in them sitting top after beating their closest rival Collyers College last week 38-29.
The team remain undefeated so far this season and currently are top of the prestigious Association of Colleges league (South East) division. Not only this, the team are also top of the Surrey Sixth Form League which although is a lower standard, has provided the second string players more of an opportunity to play so the fact the team have remained un-beaten in both demonstrates great strength in the squads which is pleasing. Training turn-out remains good and the boys are regularly making use of the gym facility for their training throughout the week.
Godalming College men’s Hockey went to Cambridge in a draw that saw them face a strong Hills Road side in the AoC Cup quarter-final. The score at half time was 2-2 after a strong counter-attacking display from Hills, who twice had the lead. A top performance from Goalkeeper Louis Elston kept Hills at bay and allowed Godalming to put together a counter of their own to make it 3-2 with 20 minutes to go. From then, Godalming stayed in front and with fitness on their side scored three further goals from blistering attacks down the right and left flanks. This saw Godalming charge into the semi-finals where they will be playing Peter Symonds. Congratulations and Good Luck to all the players.
This year, Godalming has again qualified a number of students for the prestigious AoC Nationals competition, being held at Nottingham University, over the weekend of April 26th-28th. Godalming has three X-country runners attending – Ruby Wyles, Stephen Lavery and Marcus Brimicombe. In addition, Godalming will be taking their boys hockey team to the competition after winning the regionals. This has been a great achievement already and we wish the team and runners the best of luck, with all students very excited for the opportunity.