Sport

We believe that physical activity is an essential aspect of the holistic development of every St Anne’s girl. A balanced and healthy lifestyle includes exercise and recreation, which is why we nurture the sporting ability of every girl through an extensive range of sports offered throughout the year.

Sport at St Anne’s encourages our girls to develop healthy attitudes towards an ongoing active lifestyle. Beyond the physical benefits, sport also teaches girls the vital life lessons of teamwork, dedication and trust … not to mention that it’s a lot of fun!

An Activity for Everyone

Regardless of previous ability or experience, every girl is expected to participate in sport. The wide variety of activities on offer means that all girls can find something they enjoy.

Our programme is designed to appeal to social, team and high-performance athletes; to girls who are naturally competitive and to those who simply enjoy the social and fitness benefits that sport offers.

Facilities

St Anne’s has an excellent sporting tradition, with spacious facilities and beautiful, expansive grounds that lend themselves to time spent outdoors.

Our world-class facilities include:

  • Two Hockey Fields (both synthetic hockey surfaces)
  • Heated swimming pool that doubles as a water polo venue
  • Diving well with 1m and 3m boards
  • State-of-the-art Sports Centre – including a multi-use surface for indoor hockey, basketball or netball
  • Seven all-weather tennis courts
  • One multi-purpose outdoor court
  • Four glass-backed squash courts
  • Four basketball courts
  • A beautiful 2.7km cross country course.

Sports on offer

St Anne’s offers: action netball, athletics, basketball, canoeing, cross country, diving, equestrian, funky dance, hockey, indoor hockey, netball, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, trail running and water polo.

Extra activities include: fitness, ballet, ballroom, contemporary, modern and tap dancing, golf, gymnastics, hockey academy, pilates, and yoga.

Private specialist coaching is offered in athletics, hockey, tennis, squash, and water polo.

Club swimming and a Netball Academy are also on offer, as well as a modern, on-site gym facility with personal training available.

Events and Results

During the year, girls have the opportunity to go on local and national sporting tours and attend sports festivals. St Anne’s successfully participates in the Midlands or KZN Inland Schools’ and Umgungundlovu Leagues in most sporting disciplines, and many of our girls have earned representative colours at district, provincial and national levels.

At all times and at all levels, we foster a spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.