Van Riebeeckstrand Primary School Sport

Rugby

We are privileged to compete against the top schools in the Western Cape. These schools include Durbanville, Bastion, Gene Louw, Eikestad, just to name a few. Most matches take place on Wednesdays, but there are regular Saturday matches as well.

Van Riebeeckstrand Primary has already produced 22 WP rugby players.

In 2019, our u/12A Sevens team won the Marius Schoeman 7s Tournament where top schools from all over the country participated.

Our players also partake in various tournaments every year as well as annual tours to Riversdale and Marlow.

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Netball

We are privileged to compete against the top schools in the Western Cape. These schools include Durbanville, Bastion, Gene Louw, Eikestad, just to name a few. Most matches take place on Wednesdays, but there are regular Saturday matches as well.

Van Riebeeckstrand Primary also boasts many WP action netball players. In 2020 we had six learners who received WP colours.

Our players also partake in various tournaments every year as well as annual tours to Mossel Bay and the Overberg.

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Athletics

Van Riebeeckstrand Primary has an inter-house athletics meeting every year. This usually takes place at the end of the year so that learners who have reached the top four positions have enough time to prepare for the following year’s zonal competition.

We also participate annually in other athletics events if our program allows it. The Melkbosstrand community is very blessed to have top coaches in the area whom the children can make use of for extra coaching.

We have been very fortunate to have twelve provincial learners in our school for the last five years.

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Hockey

We are privileged to compete against the top schools in the Western Cape. These schools include Durbanville, Bastion, Gene Louw, Eikestad, just to name a few. Most matches take place on Wednesdays, but there are regular Friday matches as well.

We are also privileged to have Enhance Hockey Academy who has joined us to assist in developing our learners’ and coaches’ skills.

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Cricket

Van Riebeeckstrand Primary’s cricket has immensely improved over the last four years. We regularly played against schools that only had one team per age group and at that point, we did not have an u/10 side at all. We then decided to join the Northern League where we could ensure that all our learners from Grade 1 – 7 could compete against the best as well as give every learner enough playing time. Please click on button below to view practice and match schedule.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is a popular sport at Van Riebeeckstrand Primary and is offered during term two and three. Our riders train twice a week. Mondays we focus on skill training that takes place on the school grounds and Wednesdays we generally do a outride. These training sessions and outrides are supervised by our Head of Mountain Biking and volunteering perants. Van Riebeeckstrand Primary participates in the Spur School Mountain Bike League which is held four times during a year at various venues in the Western Cape.  . Please click on button below to view practice and match schedule.

Swimming

Every year we have an inter-house swimming competition at Ou Skip where our learners from grades 1-7 may participate in a variety of events. From the inter-house competition, a swimming team is selected that will participate in a few galas throughout the year. We also have a social group of swimmers who come to practice during the week but do not participate in any competitions. This practice time is specifically there for those learners who would like to improve their skills.

Our learners get a lot of exposure when they partake in other schools’ galas and usually do excellently at the competitions.

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Tug of War

Tug of war is the fastest-growing sport at Van Riebeeckstrand Primary. We are the largest school in the country partaking in the tug of war competitions. There are four different kilogram sections in which our learners can participate. For the last three years, we have won WP colours in three of those divisions and have represented WP at the South African Championships. We won our first gold medal in 2020 which makes us the best in the country in that weight category. Our other two teams both won silver medals at the South African Championship.. Please click on button below to view practice and match schedule.

Target Shooting

Target shooting is only offered to Grade 7 learners due to the number of available guns and space constraints. During the winter months when the league is running, our learners partake in competitions almost every weekend and do excellently. Our learners are usually in the top 5 of their age group every year and many acquire provincial clothing.. Please click on button below to view practice and match schedule.

Chess

Learners from grades 1-7 can participate in chess at VRS. We are privileged to have a South African coach who trains our learners from grade 4 to 7.

We have been winning our district’s league for the last four years and regularly produce provincial players.

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Tennis

Our tennis teams participate in the WP tennis league. We are privileged to have Atlantic Tennis Academy (ATA) coaching at our school. They coach our boy’s and girl’s first and second teams. They also offer private lessons to learners who are looking for extra coaching.


We have produced 24 WP players in the last five years. We also partake in various tournaments to give our learners exposure to a variety of competitions. 

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Cross Country

Training sessions are on Mondays from 17:00 to 18:00

Cross country training starts during Term 2. Our runners participate in the WP Cross Country league.

Races are held on Friday afternoons during Term 2 as well as Term 3. All runners must preferably wear running shoes.  The competition is fierce and athletes need to be reasonably fit.

The top 20 athletes (boys and girls) in each age group (u/10 to u/14) will compete in the Western Province Cross Country Championships which is normally held in Term 3. A team will then be chosen to compete in the Western Cape Championships. In recent years some of our runners have then been chosen to participate in the SA Cross Country National Championships, which is normally held during September.

Our aim with cross country is to make running fun for learners. We want to develop a love for running that will hopefully become part of their lifestyles. Increased general fitness will help with all the other sports offered at VRS. Cross country is not for the feint hearted and requires grit and determination to succeed.  

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Every one of our team is devoted to delivering the best possible sporting experience.

Rouxanne Vermeulen

R Vermeulen

Head of Sports

Nitta

J Janse van Rensburg

Sports Administrator

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