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.
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.
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.
Sports Clubs Practising times
|CLUBS||PRACTISING TIMES AND VENUES|
|CANOE||Tues:18H00, Thurs: 16h00 Zandvlei|
Weekdays: Rowing Centre 6am or 6pm ,
Zoekoeivlei 5am or 5pm Weekends: 7am Zoekeoivlei
Mon& Wed,:SSISA Pool 18h30-19h30 ,Tue :
SSISA Gym 17h30-18h30. (Potentially) Fri / TBC
|SURF||Fridays:15H00-16H00, Saturdays: 10H00-12H00 Muizenburg, Check Vula Notices|
|UNDERWATER||Thursdays (club open) 17h00-23h00, free dive training 17h00-18h00 Underwater Club|
|WATER POLO||Mon & Tue: 17h30-20h00 UCT swimming Pool.|
|WAKEBOARDING||Sat and Sun; Misverstand Dam|
|YACHT||Fri: 16h30-19h00, Sat & Sun 09h00-15h00 UCT Yacht Club.|
|ARCHERY||Mon & Wed : 16h00-18h00 Sports Centre Hall|
|ATHLETICS||Mon – Thurs : 17h30 –19h30 UCT Cricket Oval.|
|CHESS||Tues & Thurs: 17hoo- 19h00|
|CYCLING||Check Vula Notices|
|FENCING||Mon & Thurs: 16h00-19h00 Sports Centre Hall 2|
|GYMNASTICS||Tues & Thurs : Gordon's Gym Mowbray 19h00-21h00|
|MOUNTAIN & SKI||See Vula & email announcements|
Mon:18h00-21h00 Wed & Thur:17h30-20h30 Fri:17h00-19h30 UCT Cricket Oval and
Sat 09h00-12h00 UCT Rugby B Field.
Mon: 18h30-20h00, Fri:18h30-20h00 Sun:10h00-12h30 Martial Arts Room ;
Tue: 19h30-21h00, Thur:18h00-19h30 Hall 3
Mon & Thurs : 16h30-18h00, Sports Centre Hall 3 Wed: 18H30-20h00
Martial Arts Room. 17
|JU JITSU||Wed & Fri : 16h30-18h30, Sports Centre Hall 3|
|KARATE||Mon & Wed 18h30-19h30 Sports Centre Hall 3|
|KICKBOXING||Wed & Fri : 16h30-18h30 Martial Arts Room|
|TAEKWONDO||Tues 18h00-19h30 Thur 19h30-21h00 Sport Centre Hall 3|
|TAI CHI||Tue and Thurs Beginners, 17:30 to 18:30 - Advanced, 18h30-20h00 Martial Arts Room|
|BADMINTON||Tues &Thurs:19h00-22h00 Sports Centre Hall 2|
|BASKETBALL||Mon&Wed :18h00-22h00, Tue & Thur 16h00-19h30, Fri 17h00-10h00 Sports Centre Hall1|
Tue :1st & 2nd teams, Wed, Women/Social, Thur: 1st,2nd& 3rd teams
Out door Artificial Nets,Cricket Oval
|FOOTBALL||Mon, Tue & Thurs 17h00-21h00 Kopano Astro|
|HOCKEY||Mon-Fri :17H00-21H00, UCT Hares Astroturf/ Bishops Astroturf|
|NETBALL||Tue & Wed: 17h00-19h00 Sports Centre|
|RUGBY||Mon, Tues & Thurs: 17h30-19h00, Wed: Internal League Rugby Fields|
|SQUASH||Wed & Thurs : UCT Squash Courts 17H00– 19H00 Wed & Thurs : UCT Squash Courts 17H00– 19H00|
|TABLE TENNIS||Wed:19h00-22h00, Fri: 18h00-21h00 Sports Centre Hall 2|
Mon :Social, Tue and Thurs :(League top10),
Wed: (League Top10 onwards) 17h30-19h00 UCT Tennis Courts
|VOLLEYBALL||Mon: 19h00-21h00 Sports Centre Hall 2; & Thurs: 19h30-21h30 Sports Centre Hall1|