Playing and participating in team and individual sport is a vital part in the holistic development of St George’s students. Our dedicated coaches are passionate about their sport and have proven track records through their results achieved. St George’s College participates in most of the major sporting codes offered under the auspices of the Namibian School Sport Union ( NSSU) and Khomas School Sports Region (KSSR) namely hockey, soccer, athletics, basketball, netball and rugby. We enjoy notable successes in these sports with many students selected annually for both regional and national teams. Our teams are small in numbers but tough in attitude.
St George’s hockey matches are always close and tough encounters. Both our boys and girls teams have won national first and second divisional titles. National boys first division title 2007 and runners up in 2008. Girls second division title in 2008 and runners up in 2013. Our hockey teams are going through a transitional phase with most of the experienced players about to finish school and a new young group of players emerging to take our hockey to the next level. The teams toured to Cape Town during the April 2014 holidays and had training sessions and matches on astro turf gaining valuable experience both for players and their teams alike. Our coaches are working hard to ensure the youngsters muster the skill and temperament required to achieve success again and ensure that St George’s hockey remain a force to be reckoned with. Tamiko Milho (girls u14) and Cinde-Lee Koopman (girls u16) were selected for national hockey teams in 2014.
Soccer and St George’s are synonymous. We offer soccer to both boys and girls and our teams achieved excellent results from 2011-2014.
- Boys U/15 Khomas champions 2012.
- Boys U/17 Khomas League runners up 2013.
- Girls soccer team Khomas league runners up in 2013.
Mr. Ricardo Mannetti, current Brave warriors coach and Ms Jacky Shipanga National ladies coach also had coaching stints at St George’s between 2011 and 2013. Our boys u19 and girls soccer teams participated in the International School of South Africa tournament in Mafikeng in April 2014. In May 2014 the boys u15 team participated in Sagewood School, Johannesburg soccer tournament. Soccer was also awarded a FNB Classic Clash vs St Pauls's. Once again we have a good record, winning two matches out of the three played thus far. Jandjamuje Maharero, Katjikumbwa Mberirua and Hiha Katjivena were selected for the Namibian u17 soccer national team in 2014. Both Jandjamuje and Hiha represented Namibia at u20 level as well in April 2014.
St George’s College boys team won the Khomas High Schools Basketball league in 2013 and the girls team finished 3rd overall . Under the watchful guidance of coach Mao Mpoyi, our basketball teams are well drilled and skilled. Our boys team started the 2014 season off well with two wins out of two matches.
St George’s athletics improved a lot and 2014 was no different. After our inter house competition in January, 64 athletes competed at the zonal athletics competition against 11 other schools. St George’s finished 3rd overall at the Zonal competition. Qualification for the regional athletics were subject to time and distance. Ten athletes qualified from zones to regionals of which three athletes qualified for the nationals which was held from 11-12 April 2014. In the third term this year, our athletics club will be up and running, with preparation starting for the 2015 athletics season.
The Saints, as the team consists of a combination of St George’s and St Paul’s players, had relative success. Due to diminishing numbers and injuries, the Saints will now concentrate on sevens (7’s) rugby going forward, until we have sufficient numbers to switch to the 15 man code again. Previous achievements were in the 15 man code.
- 2009 u19 D league runners up.
- 2010 C league quarter finalists.
Coach George Kerosi, a former sevens (7’s ) player from Kenya, will ensure that our sevens team gain ground quickly and ensure that rugby lives on at St George’s.
Netball is becoming increasingly popular at St George’s. We entered teams into the Khomas league for the first time in 2013. St George’s recently acquired the services of a new coach,Ms Rossy Teixeira, whose energy and passion for netball is exactly what we need in order to grow netball at the College. We are excited about our netball prospects for the next couple of years.
Tennis is fast becoming extremely popular amongst our students. Coach Wesley Lombaard is making tennis fun and attractive to our students who are attending training sessions well. Relatively new, tennis is growing from strength to strength and our students will soon be competing in various tournaments.
Coach Glenn McNally started volleyball at the College last year. Our teams will play their first matches for 2014 during the Hartlief/RadioWave Sport Day.
St George’s will team up with St Paul’s u15 cricket team for 2014. A joint venture similar to the rugby. College student, Farai Matangira, got selected to play in the Momentum 20/20 Schools challenge held in Windhoek during the first term in 2014.
Swimming is not currently offered as an extra mural at the school. We do however have a few students who swim for clubs outside of school. St George’s takes part in the annual Pupketwitz Interschools Swimming Gala.