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New website lists current and former independent school pupils who have represented their country at sport August 13, 2012

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in Independent Education.
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Throughout the Olympic Games, where our athletes went to school – and the quality of the physical education and sport they enjoyed (or not) – has been the subject of much debate and analysis.

Naturally, we were pleased to release a book, Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools, on the eve of the Games that provides an excellent insight into sporting provision and achievement in independent schools.

We’ve now launched a website in conjunction with the book, which lists every former pupil of British independent schools who has represented their country at full senior international level in their chosen sport between 2000 and 2012.

You can see the table at www.peandsports.co.uk

Fully updated with members of Team GB 2012, and with a special reference to Olympians, the list features hundreds of athletes in sports from American football to weight-lifting.

While sports such as rowing, lacrosse, hockey, swimming, cricket and rugby union are well represented in the list, there are just seven footballers, including England stars Frank Lampard and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

This table will be kept up to date until the end of 2012. Schools, governing bodies of sport, and individual sportsmen and sportswomen who wish provide additional information or to correct errors should write to the editor at tozer.peandsport@gmail.com.

Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools features contributions from Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards, Paralympic champion Baroness Grey-Thompson, the British Olympic Association’s director of elite performance Sir Clive Woodward and many more leading names in sport and education. For a full chapter list, click this link.

To order a copy of the book, go to our bookshop.



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