Sports

Waterfall College has a growing sports department, headed by Mr Greg Kyle. The school chooses to focus on areas that enable the students to compete regularly using the facilities on campus, thus encouraging a healthy lifestyle and a culture of team spirit. This offering complements the multitude of external sports available to students through community clubs. Currently the sporting activities on campus consist of Karate, Rugby (7s and Touch Rugby), Soccer, Netball, Advanced Fitness, Cross Country and Majorettes.

Karate
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Sensei Eriksen and Sensei Ben have dedicated their expertise to the school in coaching Karate. Candice Leslie (Grade 10, Honours in Karate) achieved outstanding results in 2016, receiving Silver and Bronze medals at the All Africa Goji Ryu Karate Championships in Johannesburg. She will represent South Africa in Romania in 2017.

At Waterfall College from 2017, the Karate students will be focusing on self-defence, with the aim of developing life skills out of what is being learnt. The year will consist of Karate beginners self-defence skills in Term 1 and Karate Intermediate self-defence skills in Term 4.

Advanced Fitness

 The Waterfall College annual Advanced Fitness tests were conducted in August 2016. Grade 8 student Andrew Done was awarded Junior colours.

Mr Brad Dougan (Physical IQ-NASM) coaches the Advanced Fitness twice a week.  The objective is to achieve all-round fitness for students in a fun, group activity which challenges them. The advantage of choosing Advanced Fitness is the application it has across various sporting disciplines.

 Rugby

The Waterfall College 7s Rugby team completed a good season in 2016, coming 4th in the Open Division and 6th in the U16 Division of the Wembley 7s Tournament. Three of our boys were selected to play in the Maritzburg College 7s Tournament.

Coaching for Rugby is done twice a week in a junior and a senior team on campus in season (Term 1 and 2), ahead of the Tournaments for 2017.

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Waterfall College 1st team, winners of the Wembley Sevens Tournament 2015

 Netball

Netball continues to be well supported by Waterfall College girls, and the 2016 season was completed successfully with a few wins, under coach Julie Cox.

In 2017, there are plans to join a netball league and increase the programme of matches.

Cross Country

Cross country started in 2016 with a junior team of boys who participated in the league with excellent parent support. The sport is expected to grow in 2017.

Majorettes

This is a well-established sport for Waterfall College girls. The Majorettes squad were place third in the league overall and Waterfall College received the award for the Host of the Year.  At the 2016 Sports Awards, Colours were re-awarded to Ciara van Niekerk and Amy-Rose Jack (both of whom have their KZN colours) and Half Colours were re-awarded to Kayla Simmonds and Taryn Simmonds.

In 2017, Mrs Debbie Meisegeier will continue to coach the team as they prepare for another exciting season of competitions.

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Waterfall College Majorettes at the interschools KZN Majorette Finals 2016

Soccer

Soccer is a 3rd Term sport with two teams, and Waterfall College played a number of local games during the season. Kade Streak (Grade 12) reached the Natal Trials 2nd Qualifier.

Mr Hilton Shange will continue to coach the team twice a week.

Horse-Riding

Horse-riding is an external sport, and Waterfall College has been represented in the SANESA league in 2016 by Dylan Cooper (Grade 10) who continues to win awards across a range of equestrian disciplines.

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Waterfall College encourages students who are interested in competing in specialist sports not currently offered on campus to pursue these activities, and earn colours and honours through their efforts. We are proud of Carlene Taylor (Grade 11) who was re-awarded Honours for her outstanding results in swimming this year.

 

Sports Awards

Every year, Waterfall College hosts its Sports Awards Evening, where achievements in all the sporting disciplines are celebrated. Students are recognised for effort, dedication, team spirit, captainship and excellence in their chosen sport. As Waterfall College has expanded its sports offering, this event has grown in stature and is now a highlight of the school’s annual calendar.