Every year a group of pupils train for the Sportshall Athletics competition held in the Laganvalley Leisureplex in Lisburn. The events are all Sportshall versions of athletics events eg standing long jump, javelin, throwing events and various relays. The event is a popular one and the pupils from Hillcroft usually do very well.
We run a "new age kurling" club in school and participate in a competition run by Disability Sports NI. The pupils push stones down the hall toward a target mat trying to get as close as possible to the centre spot. We often play friendly matches against other schools which is also a good social opportunity.
In the summer term the football team attend 2 competitions run by the IFA. These tournaments involve all the special schools in the area and are a great day out. In preparation the team train in the hall and also receive a block of coaching sessions from an IFA coach each year.
We hold our annual sports day in late May/early June. Those pupils who are able sprint in a series of heats culminating in a Junior, Intermediate and Senior final. Medals are awarded to those in first, second and third place. The whole school also take part in some novelty races and fun games. In 2012 we themed our sports day around the Olympics with our own opening ceremony with flags and Olympic events.