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The Games Programme at Eton

Games are divided into major and minor: boys are obliged to commit themselves to a major sport each half, whilst minor sports are optional.

The major sports are as follows:

Michaelmas Half: Football, Rugby
Lent Half: Hockey, Rowing, Field Game
Summer Half: Athletics, Cricket, Rowing, Tennis

Minor sports offered during the year include  badminton, basketball, beagling, canoeing, clay-pigeon shooting, croquet, cross-country, eventing, fencing, fives, golf, gymnastics, martial arts, mountaineering, polo, rackets, sailing, sevens, shooting, squash, sub-aqua, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water-polo, and windsurfing.