Sport

Sport

More Than Just Academic's

Wittedrift High School has a very vibrant and active sports programme.  In the Knysna-Plett area, the school has done exceptionally well over the last few years. We cater for various sporting disciplines with dedicated and qualified coaches. In addition, numerous staff members from the school are involved with sport at higher levels, where they coach or referee at provincial level.

The school has excellent sports facilities on its campus. The school boasts 1 hockey field, 3 netball courts, 2 rugby fields and an athletics track.  A covered pavilion overlooks the main rugby field and athletics track, providing spectators with an excellent vantage point.

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Rugby

Wittedrift High School’s rugby is respected by friend and foe, alike, in the South Eastern Cape.  The school has a long history of excellent rugby sides that play with enthusiasm and achieve far above the norm for a small school like ours.

Wittedrift High School rugby has been very successful in the respective leagues. We have been crowned the winners of the KPSSS league first team for a number of years running.

Our teams get a lot of exposure to rugby by attending numerous rugby days. Our school has a long-standing bond with Oakdale Agricultural High School in Riversdale, where we regularly play against schools like Paul Roos Gymnasium, Paarl Gymnasium, Paarl Boys’ High, Grey College and Daniel Pienaar.  Wittedrift High School has also proudly delivered two SWD U/18 players and one SWD U/20 player, in recent seasons.

Our school has two rugby fields which can accommodate all teams during training sessions.  Traditionally, the school had two rugby teams, but due to growing interest, the school can now field three teams on any given day.  The three coaches are highly skilled and the envy of surrounding schools.

We, at Wittedrift High School, believe that rugby has to be more than a sport for our boys. We strive to develop their emotional-, social-, and mental capabilities. We maintain a strong ethos of teamwork and responsibility, that the boys can take with them in future.

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Netball

Girls with fast hands and feet – and who can catch a ball – play their netball games with passion at Wittedrift High School. Netball is a sport where girls learn discipline and enthusiasm and are taught to love the game, by our team of capable coaches.

The school fields U/14, U/15 and U/16 teams, as well as a first and a second team. There are a further two development teams, due to the high demand at the school. Practice times are diligently attended and enjoyed thoroughly by the girls.

Five coaches share their enthusiasm, knowledge and skills with the teams.

These coaches’ passion and love for the sport are just as great as the players’.

The netball teams have reached remarkable heights with league wins for the different teams over the last couple of years. The first team has won their league for the past four years, consecutively.

The netball girls have the opportunity to participate in provincial trials and our school produces SWD (Eden) and Western Cape players every year.

We have had two girls who represented our school in the SA Schools Tournament.

Netball facilities at our school are of a very high standard. The school has two synthetic netball courts, as well as one court with a tar surface.

Every girl in our school has a place in one of our netball teams. Come and play!

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Hockey

Under the enthusiastic and highly capable hands of our three hockey coaches, the sport has grown exponentially at the school in the last couple of years.  Traditionally, the school had one girls’ team.  Currently, there are two girls’ teams and a very competitive boys’ team.

Our teams practise and play on an excellent grass field that is immaculately kept.  Players compete against schools as far afield as Beaufort-West and Port Elizabeth.  We literally go the extra mile to ensure the maximum exposure and opportunities for our players.

Players from the school are regularly chosen to represent SWD at the Western Cape Championships.  We are extremely proud of our hockey players and the dedication they are showing.  This can be seen in the excellent results they produce.  Wittedrift High School is becoming a feared opponent in hockey circles in our area.

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Athletics

This noble sport has a place of honour at the school.  Learners participate actively in the first term every year, even though training takes place throughout the year.

The school has been part of the South Eastern Cape Schools Athletics Championships that has taken place every year, for the past 65 years.  This is probably one of the longest running schools competitions in the country.  It is an honour and a highlight of every school year to take part in this prestigious competition.  Over time, the school has been a regular winner at this meeting.

Our athletes work very hard to achieve well at this meeting; it qualifies them to take part in the provincial championships.  At these championships, the school produces beteen three and five learners (every year) who represent SWD at the Western Cape Championships.

Wittedift High School is definitely the high school in the Plett-Knysna area that creates the most opportunities for athletes to compete regularly.  This sport will definitely go from strength to strength at the school in future.

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Bowls

Wittedrift High School is one of only a few schools in the Garden Route to participate in bowls. The project, under the auspices of the Plettenberg Bay Bowling Club, had its origin in 2016. 15 Learners received coaching from members of the Plettenberg Bay Bowling Club. The WHS bowling team has expanded subsequently and has been very successful. 

Currently, there are learners between the ages of 8 and 18 years in the WHS bowling team. The school’s team has participated in the Eden Bowls Championship since 2017 and has shown great potential in the various categories.  The players participate in both the schools’  and seniors’ competitions.

Over the last three years, 12 learners have represented the provincial sides at national championships.  Even more impressive is the fact that two learners have won senior competitions at Plettenberg Bay Bowling Club against players who have played the game for many years.

Bowling is the perfect sport for learners who want to participate in non-contact sports.

Bowls’ motto, ”One sport for life”, is fitting as players can participate in bowling after their school career at any club and up to any age.

Hopefully, Wittedrift High School will produce a few Protea bowls players in the future.

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Tug of War

Tug of war at Wittedrift High School has a very long and proud tradition. Under the keen eye of two coaches with 45 years of coaching experience between them, this group of boys and girls is an inspiration to many. Absolute determination and enthusiasm are only a few of the character traits cultivated by the tug of war coaches, which will stay with the children for many years to come.  Tug of war is a team sport, which undoubtedly teaches participants a lot about others and themselves.

The tug of war teams compete in annual competitions on both provincial and national level. Teams travel as far as Kimberley for the national championships.

All of these experiences and memories are the building blocks of a rich and memorable school career.

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Cricket

Wittedrift High School boasts a turf pitch, as well as cricket practice nets with a synthetic surface where learners can prepare for matches. Cricket teaches the learners discipline, respect, and how to be a gentleman at sports level.

Even though there are not many schools in the area that have cricket teams, our school goes to great lengths to ensure our 2 cricket teams receive the exposure needed and are able to play against different schools, in the first and fourth school terms.

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Other Sports

Besides the sports offered by the school, we also encourage our learners to take part in sporting codes that fall outside the scope of the school. Various learners participate in karate, surfing, swimming, cycling and gymnastics, to name a few.

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