Sports

Waterfall College (WFC) has a growing sports department, headed by Mr Liam Smith. The school focuses 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. Current school sporting activities include Karate, Rugby (7s and Touch Rugby), Soccer (Boys and Girls), Netball, Advanced Fitness, Cross Country, Mountain Biking and Basketball.

 

Karate

Candice Leslie and Sensei Ben have dedicated their expertise to the school in coaching Karate. Candice Leslie (Class of 2018, Honours in Karate) has achieved outstanding results and continues to excel at a national and international level.

Karate students focus on self-defence, with the aim of developing valuable life skills. The year will consist of Karate beginners self-defence skills in Term 1 and Karate Intermediate self-defence skills in Term 4.

Advanced Fitness

Mr Liam Smith (ETA-Sports Conditioning) coaches Advanced Fitness twice a week.  The objective is to achieve all-round fitness for students in a fun, group activity that challenges them. Advanced Fitness provides benefits across various sporting disciplines.

Rugby

The annual rugby day hosted at Waterfall College has been extended to both the u15 and 1st team, with the introduction of the second field. This event is one of our sporting highlights of the year, with great food and drinks on sale and an incredibly positive atmosphere for our rugby teams to play on their school grounds.

The Waterfall College 7s Rugby team has performed well in the Open Division and the U16 Division of the Wembley 7s Tournament. Three of our boys have been selected to play in the Maritzburg College 7s Tournament in previous years.

Coaching for Rugby is done twice a week for u15 and 1st Team on campus in season (Term 1 and 2), ahead of annual Wembley Sevens League.

Netball

Netball is well supported and the 2018 season saw an increase in both the number of players and competitive fixtures. From 2019, we aim to progress in more age divisions and competitive fixtures for each age group.

Cross Country

Cross country started as a formal sport at Waterfall College in 2016 with a junior team of boys who participated in the league thanks to excellent parent support. The sport has grown and  Waterfall College now hosts an annual cross country event on our campus. In 2018, we had 400 runners run the Insele Trail. We aim to continue supporting our runners in future years.

Races take place every Wednesday in Term 2.

Basketball

Basketball is a relatively new sport at Waterfall College, but the expertise and commitment shown by Coach Nkosi Bhengu have prepared our Basketball teams to take part in regular competitive fixtures.

Soccer

Soccer is a 3rd Term sport, with Mr Hilton Shange and Mr Liam Smith coaching the u16 boys, 1st team and 1st Girls Soccer, all of which competitive in the 2018 season. The first team won all their games but one.

 

External Sports

Waterfall College recognises its students’ efforts in specialist sports not currently offered on campus, offering colours and honours for various achievements. We are proud of all our external sports achievers and continue to support them in their sport of choice.

Horse-Riding

The College is a SANESA registered  school and plans to join the inter-schools competition in 2019.

Sports Awards Evening

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.