Participation in sport is compulsory and all students are required to choose at least one sport per term.
Promoting high levels of participation in sport, Somerset College is dedicated to nurturing the fundamentals of enjoyment, teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship. Somerset College teams participate with success in an active fixture programme of summer and winter sports.
All students in Grades 8, 9 and 10 must participate in a major (or team) sport. The College enters a large number of teams into the local leagues, giving match opportunities to all teams, at all proficiency levels.
Please refer to our Policy on Steroid Testing.
As so much emphasis is placed on participation, the College is committed to providing first-class coaching. Staff are encouraged to attend coaching and umpiring courses and to keep up to date with changes in the modern game, resulting in highly qualified coaches for all our teams.
Play and practice of sport takes place at the College’s sporting facilities, all of which are of the highest standard and cater to a wide variety of interests.
These facilities include:
An Astroturf, a 25 meter swimming pool, two rugby fields, two cricket ovals, an indoor cricket facility, three grass hockey fields, six tennis courts, two squash courts, four netball courts and a multi-purpose indoor hall for indoor hockey, netball, and wall/rock climbing.
The College Rowing Club has the Eikenhof Dam at the Elgin Country Club as its home venue.
Boys' Summer Sports Offered:
Cricket, Golf, Indoor Hockey, Rowing, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, and Water Polo.
Girls' Summer Sports Offered:
Golf, Indoor Hockey, Rowing, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, and Water Polo.
Boys' Winter Sports Offered:
Rugby, Cross-Country, Golf, Hockey, Squash and Tennis.
Girls' Winter Sports Offered:
Hockey, Cross-Country, Golf, Squash, Netball and Tennis.