Aitchison offers a wide variety of sports with excellent coaching and playing facilities. Games and sports are played for enjoyment first, although there is always a strong sense of competitiveness in both house and school fixtures. The aim of the Sports Department is to engage all boys in some form of physical activity. Being part of a team has its obvious benefits in promoting healthy relationships and well-being, but leadership, self-respect, confidence, discipline and teamwork are all indispensable parts of the general sporting education. The College has many designated coaches, PT staff and support staff to support a vital whole school programme under the direction of the Head of Games and Sports.
The following sports are offered:
Cricket has a special pride of place in a school that has produced an unusual number of outstanding First-Class cricketers, including former Test captains Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi (India), and Majid Khan and Imran Khan (Pakistan). The famous Black pavilion sets the backdrop to one of the finest cricket grounds in Pakistan. Over the years, Test teams have regularly chosen to practise at Aitchison
The College team plays many local schools in competitive trophy matches, as well as Indian schools. Among these are: Lawrence College, YPS Patiala, Mayo College and Rajkot College.
Cricket Team, 1969
(Imran Khan seated second left in front row)
Cricket on Barry Field, 1963
To provide an enjoyable, quality, competitive and team orientated sporting program where students and coaches interact to assist boys' physical and emotional development within the Associated Public Schools and wider sporting community.
It is essential that boys understand the importance of discipline and, in particular, self discipline in sport. Sport offers many opportunities that require great self control for the benefit of individuals, team and our community.
Coaches are expected to create a positive and supportive environment so that each boy feels good about himself and his involvement in sport.
Coaches, boys and the general Aitchison community must ensure that we play within the rules and respect opposition players, coaches, referees and spectators.