Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

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Sports Trips

Holland 2018

Holland 2018

31st October 2018

At the end of October 2018 thirty-nine senior students and 4 staff went on tour to Noordwijk in Holland. The 1stXV had two excellent wins against The Bassets rugby club and a floodlit game against a Sparta team. The 1stXI girl’s hockey team won their game against Capelle Hockey club 4-1. The pupils also did some sightseeing with a canal cruise in Amsterdam, visited Duinrell theme park and water park, shopped and explored Rotterdam and The Hague. Other activities included 10 pin bowling and a highly entertaining quiz/challenge night.

Portugal 2016

Portugal 2016

16th October 2016

On Sunday 16th October, Wellington’s 1st XV left Belfast for what would be the beginning of the 2016 edition of the famous Sports Tour. The bus journey to Dublin was all but quiet as Upper 6th players recounted stories from the same trip two years prior. The excited atmosphere persisted throughout the plane to Faro Airport, although things did get heated around an hour in as groups of players began to discuss ‘how many people would be required to defeat a gorilla in bare fist combat’.

Portugal 2014

28th August 2012

On Saturday 18th October, 33 boys and 19 girls, plus 5 members of staff met at Belfast City Airport at 04.30 hrs to catch the early morning flight to Faro, Portugal.

Barcelona 2009

Barcelona 2009

28th August 2012

On the Wednesday we arrived at Barcelona airport and we quickly escorted to our coach which dropped us off at our hotel. We were barely settled in and most of us weren’t even unpacked when we grabbed our shorts and t-shirts and headed for our first training session. During the session the rugby boys put on an exhibition of their skills in front of the girls hockey squad and some Spanish onlookers as we prepared ourselves for our first match.