From social to serious competitors, our sporting programme caters for everyone. As part of Varsity College’s commitment to offering our students a more holistic educational experience, we provide a wide assortment of sporting activities. Get out there, get active, enjoy instruction from experts and take advantage of supplied equipment. Campuses are equipped with extra boats, bikes and boards for beginners to learn on, and in certain instances, travel assistance is offered for extra convenience (e,g. between the Durban North campus and beach for Learning to Surf classes). Our sporting programmes cater for everyone! Events range from USSA (University Sports South Africa) inter-campus tournaments and serious “Big Team” league and club matches, to more laid-back, social sporting get-togethers and an array of “action” sports on campus.
Although each VC campus offers a wide array of sporting activities and events – more than what’s listed below – the following are the specialties of each campuscollege. Click on each sport to find out more.
To take part in campus-offered sports, students must register with the Varsity College Sports Club. The Sports Club is managed by the campus Sports & Social Coordinator who works closely with student Club Captains – experienced and passionate young sportsmen and women who act as ambassadors for their discipline, and nurture their classmates.
Many of our top athletes are bursary students who play the role of Sports Life Captain in their respective disciplines. If you meet the minimum requirement of having played at a first or second team level in your Matric year, consider applying for a Varsity College sports bursaries:
Click here to learn more about Varsity College scholarships, bursaries and how to apply.
For more serious, semi-professional athletes, consider studying at one of the Varsity College campuses that have Centres of Excellence for specific sports. On these campuses there is enough talent to form a professionally-trained and supported team. Cape Town – WaterpoloDurban North – Hockey, Rugby, GolfSandton – Basketball
Sports Life focuses on outdoor activities that are fun, healthy and geared towards the individual. These include sports such as mountain biking, running, canoeing, surfskiing and triathlon. Sports Life provides great opportunities for students to get outdoors and get active while meeting new people, and we encourage our students to participate at both a social and competitive level.
*SLP: Short Learning Programme