Sport at Maritzburg College
With a wide selection of sports to choose from, there is a place for every boy, no matter what their level of skill, interest or objective may be. Sport builds confidence, self-esteem, teamwork and a sense of belonging – we believe it is critical to the emotional, social and physical development of boys.
Sport is particularly well-suited as a means through which life lessons can be learned and one’s character developed. Through sport, a boy will learn to win and to lose; to know when to strive for more and when to be gracious in defeat; to push himself; to lead as well as to be led; to think as a member of a team; to adapt and to co-operate.
Boys are encouraged to take up sporting and cultural activities. Sports practices take place twice a week so there is ample opportunity for them to become involved in both.
There are opportunities for participation in a large number of official sports, both team-based and individual, as well as a number of ‘unofficial’ sports, while others get involved in learning the intricacies of rugby refereeing.
Our coaches are committed and passionate about their sporting codes. We are also extremely fortunate to have many extra sporting facilities adjacent to our school including the Natal Canoe Club on the banks of the Dusi River, a ten-lane tartan athletics track, the Harry Gwala Soccer Stadium, the Alexandra Park Cricket Oval and the Velodrome cycling track. Our boys enjoy the use of all of these facilities as well as our substantial on-campus facilities.