RiverDale has made a name for itself for its sporting traditions. A considerable amount of effort and resources are invested each year for ensuring the students of RiverDale have access to the latest facilities associated with most games and sporting activities. Participation in games and sports is mandatory for students and they are encouraged to choose from a wide variety of disciplines which include: Equestrian Horse-Riding, Swimming, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, 9-Ball Pool and Table Tennis.
The school boasts of separate grounds and modern facilities for each of these games and sporting disciplines in its vast campus. Additionally, each of these sporting disciplines is served by specialized coaches who oversee the daily training of students. Students regularly participate in internally organized inter-house competitions and inter-school events that help them acquire greater proficiency and experience in sports. Sportsmanship is something that every RiverDale athlete is trained to develop, execute and internalize.
The school organizes its Annual Sports Day at a large scale which affords the students to showcase their sporting talents and skills before their parents and the rest of the school. House points are awarded to the participants of the four Houses which are then declared on Sports Day each year.