Alongside cricket, athletics is a popular summer sport played by Wilson’s. With a range of facilities available to pupils, Wilson’s is strong in athletics and regularly produces athletes of club and county standard. Aided by experienced sports staff, students at Wilson’s are encouraged to develop skills in their particular event and exercise these talents in athletics meets.
During the summer term students from years 7 to 11 compete in regular athletics meets against other local schools. The school also has close ties to local athletics clubs, such as Belgrave Harriers, which can lead to boys competing at club level. The school partakes in many track and field events; these include 100m to 1500m races, hurdles, javelin, shot put, long jump, high jump, triple jump and discus. If there are any events in which the school doesn’t compete, but a student wishes to try, the school makes every effort to accommodate them.
Athletics at Wilson’s doesn’t just promote individual achievement; it also encourages students to grow socially and work as a team, as it is team success that allows the school to progress in tournaments and leagues. Any boy attending Wilson’s is encouraged to try for a place in the athletics team, as it is an enjoyable and worthwhile activity.