The benefits to playing sport are many and we therefore encourage each pupil to realise her potential in her chosen sporting discipline.
The focus of our programme is to expose pupils to the skills, rules and application required in some of the major sporting codes at school level. Part of this development will involve matches arranged between schools on a non-league, friendly or highly competitive basis so as to provide as much opportunity as possible for participation. Sporting excellence in this context means developing all individuals to achieve fully according to their potential.
Roedean is committed to being competitive and assisting pupils to develop so that they are able to represent, not only their school, but also their province and their country.
Roedean does not, however, espouse a win-at-all-costs attitude and sportsmanship, positive attitudes, graciousness and humility are recognised as essential components of all sport.
Ms Erika Venter: Director of Sport
Sport at Roedean is organised and recognised as follows:
Our facilities include an indoor gymnasium and several outdoor sports facilities.
Six tennis courts during the summer and it change over to six netball courts during the winter season. Spectators can enjoy their afternoons on the shaded seating, overlooking the courts.
Roedean has a water based artificial hockey turf. The luminous blue turf is used for all school practices and matches are frequently played on it. The turf has also hosted top teams from all over the world including the SA Women’s and Men’s hockey teams as well the French and Japan hockey teams. Roedean also boasts with a top-quality grass hockey field which allows for an alternative training venue.
There are four squash courts and two are glass-backed courts.
Roedean has an indoor gymnasium with an impressive climbing wall. The facility is used for Physical Education classes, indoor hockey and netball, mini tennis, yoga, RAG, stretching, strength and condition and wellness sessions. The centre also hosts the Sports Hub which provides the athletes and staff with an excellent fitness experience.