Waterfall College 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, Tennis, Advanced Fitness, Cross Country and Mountain Biking. *Our basketball court is in the process of being relocated due to classroom construction.
Sport is an important part of a well-rounded education and we aim to expose our students to a range of sports to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
Karate: Candice Leslie and Sensei Ben have dedicated their expertise to the school in coaching Karate. Candice Leslie (Class of 2018, Head Girl and Honours in Karate) has achieved outstanding results and continues to excel at a national and international level.
Rugby: The annual rugby day hosted at Waterfall College has been extended to both the u15 and 1st team. This is one of our sporting highlights of the year, with 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.
Tennis: The College tennis squad practices at the Hillcrest Tennis Club, supervised by coaches for Mark Vorwerk’s Tennis Plus.
Hockey: Girls’ field hockey was introduced in 2020.
Cross Country: Cross country is a popular choice for boys and girls, who make use of the 6km Insele Trail on the iThemba Campus. The College hosts an annual cross country event, with up to 400 runners.
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 registered with SANESA.
Sports Awards Evening: Every year, Waterfall College hosts its Sports Awards Evening to celebrate achievements in all the sporting disciplines. 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.