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St. George's Medical School

Old Wimbledonians and  school sports

London & Surrey matches

 

Photo of well-maintained playing field and sports ground on AMH site

For many years, the site has proved a valuable resource for sport and recreation

 St. George’s Medical School Sports Club

From 1912 to 1982, was in use by St. George’s Medical School Sports Club for rugby, soccer, tennis and cricket.

It was supported by ancillary facilities of a pavilion, groundsman’s cottage and garages/shed for equipment storage.

Activities included a large number of games and matches against other university/medical school teams and less formal sports and games for hospital staff.

 Old Wimbledonians and school sports Photo of Wimbledon College playing rugby on AMH sports field

From 1983 to 1997, the facility was used jointly by the Old Wimbledonians (Wimbledon College)  

Photo of Donhead boys on AMH sports field

 

and Donhead Preparatory School

 

Approximately 400 Old Wimbledonians and visitors, and 450 Donhead boys, staff, parents and visitors regularly used the ground and clubhouse facilities. 

The site was used each week for recreation and education.  Apart from supporting several rugby, soccer, and cricket teams of all ages, the ground was also used for general sports training, athletics, tennis, rounders, and volleyball.

London-wide and Surrey matches 

There were also additional after school matches and competitions hosted against teams from else where with over 50% being against out of Borough clubs.

Annual competitions included an  “Under 10 years” rugby competition with ten other schools, and an  “Under 11 years” competition  attracting15 other schools.  At the end of each rugby season, a 7-a-side competition involved up to 16 teams.

The Old Wimbledonians organised many and varied social events, including discos, barbeques and bridge.  The Bonfire Night attracted about 1000 visitors, at least 60% coming from Surrey and adjacent London boroughs.

The Friends of Atkinson Morley's also used the grounds occasionally.