Sport at Covenant College has changed quite drastically over the past thirty years. As a “small private school” we first became associated with SACSSA (South African Christian Schools Sport Association), where we partook in various sports such as Soccer, Netball, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Athletics and Cross Country. Sport was compulsory for every learner as sport periods were part of the school curriculum and timetable.
In 2014 we wanted our learners to experience a more “competitive” side of all sports and decided to withdraw from SACSSA and then became associated with the Public Schools’ League (GDE League) and fell under the Southern Suburbs Cluster in 2015. During 2015 we discovered that a lot of the smaller private schools in the area were also looking to join a league and we therefore formed a friendly “private” league with a few public schools in the area and started to take on newer sports such as Touch Rugby and Girls’ soccer. Due to many schools not participating and withdrawing from matches at such short notice we decided to then form part of the Alberton Cluster League in 2016.
Currently we find ourselves part of the Alberton league where we focus on sportsmanship and dedication of learners who are wanting to participate in certain sports (not making sport compulsory for every learner but encouraging them to participate). Due to the league being very competitive and of a high standard we send our teachers on the various courses and training days in order for our learners to gain the very best coaching possible.
Our competitive league sports for the year are: Netball, Boys and Girls’ Soccer, Athletics, Mini-Cricket and Touch Rugby. Our younger learners u/7 and u/8 partake in a friendly league amongst the same schools.
For those children who do not wish to partake in competitive sport we offer Table Tennis and Volley Ball.
Our aim at Covenant College is to help every learner /sportsman /sports woman achieve their full potential on the sports field and develop skills with much dedication and support possible from home and our teachers.