Sports at Ackworth
Providing students WITH a positive foundation for their Academic work
Athletics • Archery • Badminton • Basketball • Cricket • Cross Country • Fencing • Football • Cricket • Gymnastics • Netball • Rounders • Tae kwon do • Tag Rugby • Tennis • Triathlon • Volleyball • Hockey • Swimming • Table Tennis • Squash
I am extremely pleased to be able to oﬀer youngsters this outstanding opportunity to achieve their personal best under the world class coaching at Pontefract Squash Club, and I am convinced that Ackworth Squash Academy will join our Table Tennis and Football Academies in achieving further sports excellence on a national level.
Ackworth School has developed an exceptional tradition of sporting excellence in both girls’ and boys’ games in recent years. We have achieved this through vigorous discipline, excellent coaching, investment in facilities and with a marked regard to flexibility in the curriculum. Many pupils represent the school, Yorkshire and England at county and national level and several have continued to excel on the world stage
Squash is more than a leisure activity; it offers a prospective career for promising youngsters to aspire. There is however, no point in aspiring to a career of mediocrity, and in the challenging world of modern-day professional sport, elite performance is the benchmark for success, satisfaction and fulfilling one’s potential. We will be the ones to nurture and build talent to the next level of superb athletic skill that we have already achieved in other sports.
The Ackworth School Squash Academy provides the environment in which players can train and develop, to attain excellence in performance while accessing a first-class education in a school that has a high regard for traditional values like truth, equality and peace. The Academy adds to the strong performance of our existing Table Tennis and Football Academies at the school which have helped to develop exceptional athletes.
Ackworth School is proud to work alongside Pontefract Squash Club whose ethos aligns with that of the school. The Club has produced a number of world-ranked players in addition to establishing a sound platform for younger players new to the sport as well as encouraging high academic and behavourial standards.
Ackworth School, which offers excellent facilities, is set in beautiful grounds in the village of Ackworth and enjoys access to nearby towns and cities such as York, Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield. Manchester Airport is just over one hour away.
Anton Maree, Head