Kingsgate Park Sports Centre KP Brochure - Page 5

K I NG S G AT E PA R K Changed days Sport is becoming a bigger and more important part of Wykehamical life, with more boys playing more sports, for longer, and to a better standard than ever before. Back in the late 1960s when the existing Physical Education Centre (PEC) was built, Win Coll was home to around 550 boys, had just four football teams and four cricket teams, and offered a relatively meagre selection of sports. Today, we welcome 700 boys through our doors, field 21 football teams against Eton on a single afternoon and offer a diverse programme of nearly 30 sports to choose from. All of which place insurmountable demands on our ageing PEC. “I loved my time playing sport at Winchester, even though the sports’ facilities of the School in the 1960s were pretty primitive. The Sports Hall of the 1970s was a big step forward at the time; but it is clear to me that the School now needs to take another major step and the new plans look very exciting.” S I R DAV I D C L E M E N T I (E, 1962-67) ~ 4 ~