Sports colours were awarded to those boys who excelled at the relevant sport. They were awarded by the games master usually during a school assembly. Colours were awarded permanently and would be held for as long as the boy was at the school.
The names of all boys who had been awarded colours were shown on the colours boards. These were in the small corridor inside the Tower (for Rugby and Hockey) and on the Cricket pavilion wall for cricket colours.
Boys who had been awarded colours were identifiable as follows;
- Rugby – a corbie badge was sewn onto their First XV rugby jersey
- Hockey – a corbie badge was sewn onto their First XI hockey jersey
- Cricket – a colours cap was awarded (this was the red school cap with white marking)
The sports photos show the colours on the journeys.