Despite being a relatively small school, Union teams compete successfully with much larger schools on the sports field, often way beyond expectation. This is evidence not only of the strong school spirit, but a holistic environment that seeks to encourage each and every learner to pursue excellence and achieve his or her full potential in every sphere of school life.
In sport, the school has three primary aims:
• to foster the highest standards of sportsmanship,
• to encourage excellence, and
• to provide opportunities and coaching for every learner in the school.
The Sports Department consists of professional rugby,
cricket and hockey coaches who provide expert coaching
and administration, and boasts the finest facilities,
including a hockey Astroturf, magnificent playing
fields, turf cricket nets, two sprung squash courts,
nine tennis courts and a gymnasium.
The following sports are offered : Athletics, Cricket, Golf, Boys' and Girls' & Boys' Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Rowing and Tennis.
Each learner is expected to participate in at least
one summer and one winter sport, but may participate in
as many as is feasible. Colours awards are made in all
sports to encourage the pursuit of excellence and to
reward those who achieve high standards.
Three sports festivals, a senior cricket, junior
rugby and hockey and senior rugby and hockey, are held
at the school each year. The school has also hosted the
Cape Schools' Cricket Week on many occasions. Although
situated in the arid Karoo, Union's sports fields and
facilities are magnificent - incomparable to any other !
• 9 tennis courts
• swimming pool
• two squash courts
• three cricket fields & six cricket nets
• two rugby fields
• Astroturf and 2nd hockey field
• well equipped gymnasium