Sport & fitness

Sport

UCT offers more than 40 sporting codes, with a total membership of around 9 000 students and staff. So, this is a great opportunity to carry on with the sport you loved at school or to try your hand at something completely new.

Whether you’re interested in athletics, rugby, netball and soccer or archery, paragliding, skydiving and yachting, there will be something for you.

Sports and Recreation provides for all levels of competition from purely social programmes through to high-performance sport. Most clubs engage the services of top-level coaches, many of whom coach at provincial level.

UCT has a proud record of achievement both in the Western Province leagues and at national student tournaments. Each year the university produces a number of sport people who achieve the highest honour of representing South Africa.

Sport development and transformation are taken very seriously at UCT. Our students are actively engaged in promoting sport in our local communities and within their clubs on campus.

UCT’s sport facilities include an AstroTurf hockey facility, an indoor sports complex, and excellent tennis, squash, soccer, rugby and cricket facilities. Our rowing club is one of the best equipped university clubs in the country. In addition, UCT has access to a mountain near Ceres, an L26 keelboat and many sailing dinghies, an ocean-going dive boat, and a water-ski boat.

All of UCT’s clubs are keen to develop new members, so even if you’ve never tried a particular sport before, it’s well worth giving it a test drive. All the clubs are showcased on Jammie plaza during orientation week.

Sport scholarships

With an excellent record in a wide variety of sports, UCT continues attracting top sports people to the campus. If you have represented your country in any sport at a national schools or age-group level, you could be eligible for a UCT sports scholarship.

Eligible applicants must apply to Sports and Recreation to be considered for these awards.

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