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Sports & Physical Activity: 2012 Centre

Sports & Physical Activity: 2012 Centre


The 2012 Centre in Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy can boast some of the best sports facilities in Greenwich. Outside space includes:

  • an all-weather, floodlit 4G Astro turf pitch
  • a MUGA (multi-use games area for netball/basketball/tennis etc.).
  • Playing fields with 2 football pitches & one rugby pitch (winter);
  • a 400m running track, javelin & shot put areas, long jump and areas for softball & rounders, as well as a purpose built cricket pitch. (Summer)

Inside space includes:

  • an Olympic sized sports hall with retractable seating to accommodate up to 450 spectators.
  • 6 badminton courts
  • Full size exhibition basketball court
  • An activity studio with a sprung floor for dance, gymnastics & boxing

There have been many new developments in recent years. We have launched the Greenwich Basketball Academy, the 2012 Dance Academy, a partnership with Welling United Football Club and the Eltham & District Boxing Association. We have also been awarded Table Tennis Academy status by the Jack Petchey Foundation. As you would expect, facilities are well used during curriculum time, but every morning from 7am and every evening until 6pm you will find students training in various sports both inside and out. The students and staff are really making the most of the wonderful spaces and equipment we have available to us.

We are continually looking to get specialist sportsmen & women in to work with our young people to inspire them and show that through hard work and commitment anyone can achieve great things in sport. Visitors include:

  • Olympic athlete Roger Black
  • European Championship long jumper, JJ Jegede
  • Andy Barrow, Paralympic rugby player
  • Tim Prendergast, Paralympic middle distance runner
  • Heather Knight, England Cricket player

As a part of the London 2012 Olympic Games, 37 students were delighted to be the ‘petal children’ who led out the teams in the Opening Ceremony. It was a very exciting night and one the students will never forget. Everyone at the Academy and all the parents/carers were extremely proud of them! In addition, over 200 pupils were given tickets to many of the Olympic and Paralympic events.

We continue our strong links with our Cluster schools and share our facilities with those schools for various sporting events as well as joint staff inset sessions.

A full programme of after-school clubs and fixtures operate throughout the year.  See our enrichment page for details.

We appreciate the support given by parents/carers in ensuring students always have the correct kit for their PE lessons. Visitors to the 2012 Centre often comment on how smart and ready for their activities the students are.  Please see the Uniform pages for information on our PE Kit and how to order it.

We hope you take advantage of any opportunity you have to visit us in the 2012 Centre, on open events or to support your children in their matches/tournaments.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries.


Ms A Smith Director of PE and Sport
Ms F Allen Head of Learning
Mr P Birchmore PE Teacher
Ms C Blayney PE Teacher and GCSE Co-ordinator
Ms T Melia PE Teacher and BTEC Co-ordinator
Ms H Pennycook PE Technician
Ms R Rabadia Yoga/Dance Teacher
Mr J Rowling PE Teacher
Mr J Tebbutt PE Teacher


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