At Charterhouse we seek to combine academic excellence with sport at all levels. Our aim is to promote participation and develop performance for boys and girls throughout their time at the School. Making use of the School’s truly impressive sports facilities plays an important part within this.
Our stunning grounds cover 250 acres and comprise of 135 acres of playing fields including 14 grass football pitches, 1 rugby pitch, 1 lacrosse pitch, 9 cricket squares, all-weather cricket nets, 12 floodlit hard tennis courts, 12 all-weather tennis courts and 3 all-weather floodlit hockey pitches. The School offers fives, racquets and squash and as such has courts for all of these sports. There is also an athletics tartan running track plus field sports areas; and the Halford Hewitt Golf Course.
Queen's Sports Centre
The Queen's Sports Centre has extensive facilities with a 25m indoor swimming pool, climbing wall and multi-use sports hall. The sports hall is used for indoor sports including badminton, basketball, cricket and football. A newly refurbished and well equipped 165 square metre fitness gym is used extensively by pupils, staff and external members alike. The gym showcases state-of-the-art Precor cardiovascular machines and a range of Discovery Series strength stations. There is also a wide range of exercises classes to suit all fitness levels.
The Halford Hewitt Golf Course
The Halford Hewitt Golf Course is a 9-hole, 2,576 yards par 34 course occupying approximately 30 acres of the Charterhouse campus. Named after former pupil, Halford Hewitt, the course was designed by professional golf course designer, Donald Steele, and opened officially on Saturday 2 July 1988 by Denis Thatcher MBE, TD. Denis headed a team of celebrity golfers including entertainer Bruce Forsyth, actor Robert Powell, and golf commentator Peter Alliss.
We are proud that all our facilities are at the heart of sport and leisure provision in the local community. Charterhouse is home to Waverley Harriers Athletics and Running Club, Phoenix Tri Club and hosts Guildford Hockey Club training and matches. The Mongolian Archery Team was based at Charterhouse prior to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The facilities have helped stage the Waverley ParaGames in three consecutive years from 2014 onwards, the annual Godalming Run alongside the Football League Exit Trials. The School has also hosted Women’s Super League team Chelsea Ladies FC, Surrey County Cricket and numerous ISFA Football matches and tournaments.
Recent achievements for Charterhouse Sport include national representation for England U19s Squash at the World Junior Championships; Great Britain Fencing at the Cadet and Junior World Championships; U19 Scotland and Wales Lacrosse squads; Great Britain Schools’ Shooting team; English Schools’ and England Indoor Athletics Championships. Pupils have also enjoyed selection to the Surrey County Cricket Club U16 Academy squad and ISFA boys’ and girls’ regional and national football squads.
In short, all the facilities at Charterhouse play a significant role in creating a lifelong passion for sport, activity and promoting the benefits of exercise and healthy living.