Sport Clubs


The university boasts almost 40 sports clubs with a total membership of over 9 000 students and staff.

The more traditional sports are all well catered for, but you also have the option of more exciting individual pursuits such as archery, hiking, mountaineering and water-skiing.

Sports and Recreation provides for all levels of competition from purely social programmes through to high-performance sport.

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 sports people who achieve the highest honour of representing South Africa.

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

Every club welcomes new members, from novices to the more experienced athletes, and is equipped to deal with the needs of each individual.

Most clubs engage the services of top-level coaches, many of whom coach at provincial level.

Sports 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 equipped with a 130hp engine.


Sports scholarships

With an excellent record in a wide variety of sports, UCT is keen to continue 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 sports scholarship of between R4 000 and R8 000.

Eligible applicants need to apply to Sports and Recreation to be considered for these awards. The closing date for applications is 31 October for study in the following year.

Sports publication

Campus Sport is the annual publication of the Sports and Recreation section, part of the Department of Student Affairs. The publication showcases outstanding sporting achievements by students, while also picking up on sports stories regarding UCT staff and graduates. The publication is distributed primarily at the annual Sports Awards Dinner in October.

UCT provides unique opportunities for you to participate in sports or physical recreation of your choice.