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 more.
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.
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 up to R10 000.
Eligible applicants need to apply to Sports and Recreation to be considered for these awards. The closing date for applications is 31 September for study in the following year. See the application form; please fill this in and send it back together with your sports CV once you have started the application process to study at UCT via Online Applications (uct.ac.za). All submissions must be emailed in Word or PDF format only. Please click the link to a access Sport Scholarship Form.
For any further queries about UCT Sports feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Clubs Practising times
|CLUBS||PRACTISING TIMES AND VENUES|
|Archery||Monday and Wednesday: 16h00-18h00, Thursday: 16h00-17h30- Sports Centre Hall 1|
|Athletics||Monday - Thursday: 17h30-19h00 - UCT Cricket Oval|
Tuesday and Thursday: 19h00-22h00 - Sports Centre Hall 2
Tuesday and Thursday:17h00-22h00, Friday: 17h00-22h00
|Canoe||Tuesday:18H00, Thursday: 16h00 Zandvlei (Club NOT Active in 2023)|
Monday & Thursday : 16h00-18h00, Sports Centre Hall 3 Wednesday: 16H00-18h00
Martial Arts Room.
|Chess||Tuesday & Thursday: 17h00- 19h00 - Sport Centre North Council Room|
Tuesday:1st & 2nd teams, Wednesday, Women/Social, Thursday: 1st,2nd& 3rd teams
Out door Artificial Nets,Cricket Oval
|Cycling||Check Vula Notices|
|E-Sport||Contact Sports Admin|
|Fitness Centre/UCT Gym||Monday - Friday: 06h00-20h00. Weekends Closed. Times Subject to Change|
|Fencing||Monday and Thursday: 16h00-19h00 - Sports Centre Hall 2|
|Football||Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 17h00-21h00 - Kopano Astro|
|Golf||Check Vula Notices|
|Gymnastics||Tuesday & Thursday : Gordon's Gym Mowbray 19h30-21h30|
Monday-Friday: 17h00-21h00 - UCT Hares Astroturf
Wednesday: 17h30-20h00, Friday: 15h00-18h30 - Martial Arts Room
|Karate||Monday:18h30-20h00, Wednesday: 19h00-20h00 - Sports Centre Hall 3/ Martial Arts Room|
|Kickboxing||Monday: 16h30-18h00, Wednesday:16h30 - 18h30 - Sports Centre Hall 3/ Martial Arts Room|
|Mountain & Ski||Check Vula Notices|
|Netball||Tuesday & Wednesday: 16h00-19h00|
|Para Sports||Contact Sports Admin|
Weekdays:06h00 or 18h00-Rowing Centre , Weekends: 07h00- Zoekeoivlei
|Rugby - Men||Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 17h30 - 19h00. Internal Rugby:Wednesday 17h30 - 19h00|
|Rugby - Women||
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 16h00 - 17h00.
|Squash||Wednesday and Thursday: UCT Squash Courts - 17h00-19h00|
|Surf||Fridays: 15h00-16h00, Saturdays: 10h00-12h00|
|Swimming||Monday and Wednesday - SISSA Pool: 18h30-19h00, Tuesday - SSISA Gym: 17h30-18h30|
|Table Tennis||Wednesday: 19h00-22h00, Friday: 18h00-2100|
|Taekwondo||Tuesday: 17h00-19h30, Thursday: 17h30-21h00 (Club NOT Active in 2023)|
|Tai Chi||Tuesday and Thursday: 17h00-20h00|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 17h30-19h00
|Ultimate Frisbee||Monday: 18h00-21h00, Wednesday and Thursday: 17h30-20h30, Friday: 17h00-19h30, Saturday: 09h00-12h00|
|Volleyball||Monday and Tuesday: 17h30-22h00, Friday: 19h00-22h00|
|Waterpolo||Monday and Tuesday: 17h30-20h00|
|Yacht/Sailing||Friday: 16h30-19h00, Saturday and Sunday: 09h00-15h00|