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