Sport

The HeronBridge Sports Complex offers Football, Rugby and Hockey Fields and Netball and Tennis Courts. In 2006, to commemorate the new fields, the Under 14 Rugby & Netball Festival was initiated, which has now evolved into a U14 Hockey, Netball and Rugby Festival. We also take part in sporting tours nationally. Students are encouraged to take part in as many co-curricular activities as possible, we required students to be involved in at least one activity per term or season.

 

 

1st Aid

We offer this as a co-curricular but it also serves as an opportunity for personal development for our students. All our 1st Aiders have at least a Level 1 but many are so involved that they have attended Level 3 courses.
 

Head of Activity Lushan Turner (lturner@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups Participants = all age groups (non-competitive)
Team size No limit
Gender Both
Time of year All year
Practice Days Assigned to particular sport. 
Training course once per year
Match Days As per sports requirements

Adventure Club

Head of Activity Nic Paidas (npaidas@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups High School Pupils
Team size Determined by activity but minimum 6
Gender Both
Time of year 3 Outings a Year (one each term mimum 2 days
maximum of 5 days per outing)
 

Athletics

 

We offer this as a co-curricular but it also serves as an opportunity for personal development for our students. All our 1st Aiders have at least a Level 1 but many are so involved that they have attended Level 3 courses.
 

Head of Activity Ali Bennett (abennett@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups U14 to Open
Team size 140 maximum
Gender Both
Time of year September – October (Term 3)
Practice Days Monday and Thursday (Track and Field)
Match Days

Field only – Tuesday, 
Track only – Wednesday, 
Track and Field - Saturday

Our competitors Dainfern, Beaulieu, Cornwall Hill & Helpmekaar
League / non-league / friendly

League

 

 

Basketball

Introduced new in 2017. We have recently installed basketball hoops at Court 3, school side. 

Head of Activity Thornton McDade (tmcdade@@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups U15 & U19
Team size 10 players per team
Gender Both
Time of year U19 Jan - Apr, U15 Sept - Oct
Practice Days Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Match Days Various
Our competitors Various - Johannesburg Basketball League 
League / non-league / friendly League - Friendly

 

Cricket

 

Our cricket has grown from strength to strength over the past few years. We participate in the Johnny Waite Tournament and our 1st XI attend an annual tour to Weston Agricultural School for a 20/20 tournament. This is the highlight for most cricket boys. We have three full sized cricket fields, all with grass pitches.

 

Head of Activity Bertus Wessels (bwessels@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups U 14 to 1sts
Team size 12 and 2 scorers
Gender Players - Male, Scorers - Female
Time of year January to February and October
Practice Days Monday and Thursday, skills session on Tuesday
Match Days Wednesday and Saturday
Our competitors Dainfern, Hyde Park, Redhill, Maragon, Crawford Lonehill, King David VP, Glenvista, RandPark, Marian
League / non-league / friendly

League

 

 

Equestrian

This sport has been on offer at HeronBridge College for the past 7 years and is growing from strength to strength. All our riders own their own horses and attend lessons at independent stables. They ride for HeronBridge College in the schools league.

 

 

Head of Activity Monique Markgraaff (mmarkgraaff@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups 13 to18 years
Team size No limit
Gender Both
Time of year January to August
Practice Days Any afternoon that suits the student at their respective stables
Match Days Saturdays and Sundays
Our competitors Maragon, KHS, St Stithians and others
League / non-league / friendly League, Sanesa Gauteng West

 

 

Golf

 

Head of Activity Daryll Hall (dhall@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups 13-18 years
Team size Max 2 x 4 balls
Gender Both
Time of year 1st and 3rd term
Practice Days none
Match Days Monday
Our competitors Maragon, KHS, St Stithians
League / non-league / friendly League

Hockey - Boys

At the moment we have one boys’ hockey team but this sport is growing. This year was our first year in the Aitken Trophy Tournament and we belong to the Southern Gauteng league. We have two full grass fields for home matches and practices but many of our practices and matches are on Astro-turf. The boys attend two camps or tours a year as part of the development of Hockey at HeronBridge.
 

Head of Activity Jonathan Williams (jwilliams@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups 1st (U16-Open), 2nd (U15-Open), Junior (U14 & U15)
Team size 15 max per team
Gender Male
Time of year Feb to June
Practice Days Tuesday and Thursday
Match Days Wednesdays, Saturdays and the odd other weekday
Our competitors Crawford L/hill, Dainfern, Beaulieu, Helpmekaar, Hoerskool Linden, Glenvista and others
League / non-league / friendly League (those listed above), friendlies and Derby Days

 

Hockey - Girls

As with boys’ hockey, girls’ hockey is also growing. We currently have a 1st, 2nd and Junior team. The girls also attend two training camps a year as part of team building and development. This year our girls went on tour to George in the Eastern Cape.

 

 

Head of Activity Anréé Bresler (abresler@heronbridge.co.za )
Competitive Age groups Jnr and Snr Teams (hoping for an U14 and U15 team, seconds and 1st team)
Team size 14 including reserves
Gender Female
Time of year Feb to June
Practice Days Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Match Days Wednesdays and Saturdays
Our competitors Beaulieu, Dainfern, De La Salle
League / non-league / friendly League, friendlies and Derby Days

 

 

Mountain Biking

 

Head of Activity Tian Lotter (tlotter@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups All
Team size Unlimited
Gender Both
Time of year All year
Practice Days Tuesday
Race Days Varied: Saturdays and Sundays
Our competitors Various Schools
League / non-league / friendly School League

Netball

HeronBridge’s Netball has improved dramatically over the past few years and we are re-entering the league in 2013. All our age groups have an A and a B team. We have 6 courts at our disposal.

 

 

Head of Activity Mandy Powell (mpowell@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups Grade 8 – 12 : U14, U15, U16, U17 and OPENS
Team size 7 plus reserves, 2 teams per age group
Gender Female
Time of year Feb to June
Practice Days Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Match Days Mostly Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Our competitors Crawford Lonehill, Southdowns, Dainfern, De La Salle
League / non-league / friendly League

 

 

Open Water Swimming

This is a fun and exciting sport to be involved in. Many of our swimmers do this in addition to the shorter distances as it improves endurance and fitness. We take part in many swims like the Sun City Swim (which is one of the highlights of the season), the Ebeneezer mile and many more.

 

 

Head of Activity Mandy Powell (mpowell@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups U14 to Open
Team size No limit
Gender Both
Time of year January to March and September to November
Practice Days 2 out of the 5 Swimming Team Practices/week
Match Days Mostly Sundays
Our competitors All other schools who have Open Water Swimmers
League / non-league / friendly League

 

 

Rock Climbing

 

Head of Activity Nic Paidas (npaidas@@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups High School Students
Team size Minimum of 2
Gender Both genders
Time of year Term 2 and 3
Practice Days Tuesday
Match Days Wednesdays (climers will be taken to climb outdoors on rock)

Rugby

Our Rugby has grown immensely over the last three years. We are taking on stronger teams and making a name for ourselves not just in our area but in greater Gauteng.

 

 

Head of Activity Flash Malinga (fmalinga@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups U14, U15, U16 and 1st Team
Team size 23
Gender Male
Time of year March to July (Pre-season starts in January)
Practice Days Tuesday and Thursday
Match Days Wednesdays and Saturdays
Our competitors De La Salle, Northcliff, Fourways and Dainfern
League / non-league / friendly Pirates School League / Friendly

 

 

Running Club

Head of Activity Billy Beyneveldt (bbeyneveldt@@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups U/14, U/15, U/16 and 1st 
Team size Any (10 competitive)  
Gender Both
Time of year 1st and 3rd term
Practice Days TBC by Billy Beyneveldt 
Match Days Wednesdays and Saturdays 
Our competitors Clubs
League / non-league / friendly League and Non-league

 

Swimming

We are currently competing in the Division II A League for Swimming. We have extremely talented swimmers who are dedicated to the sport.

 

 

Head of Activity Pippa Copeland (pcopeland@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups U14 to Open
Team size Approximately 35 - A and B Teams 
Gender Both
Time of year Jan to Feb and October
Practice Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (mornings and afternoons)
Minimum of 2 practices a week are required
Match Days Thursday
Our competitors Dainfern B, KDVP, Maragon, Pecanwood
League / non-league / friendly League

 

Tennis - Boys

Our tennis has improved dramatically over the past few years, so much so that we have teams entered in two leagues. It is an exclusive sport but thriving at HeronBridge College. We have 6 tennis courts at our disposal.
 

Head of Activity Mervin Janneker (mjanneker@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups All ages welcome (Senior Gauteng Boys League)
Team size 6 players per team (A, B and C teams at present)
Gender Male
Time of year 1st term and 3rd term
Practice Days A team – Monday and Tuesday
B team – Tuesday and Friday
Match Days A team – Friday
B team – Monday
Our competitors We play in the Southern Gauteng league, therefore a wide selection of schools.
League / non-league / friendly League (A, B and C teams)

Tennis - Girls

Our tennis players are enthusiastic and love the game. This is an opportunity for the girls to be part of a team sport, although it is still exclusive. We also offer social tennis for those just wanting some exercise in the week. 
 

Head of Activity Helen Braithwaite (hbraithwaite@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups Junior (Grade 8&9) 
Senior (Grade 10,11&12)
Team size 6 each for A & B; 6 each for C & D
Gender Female
Time of year 1st term and 3rd term
Practice Days Monday and Wednesday
Match Days Tuesday
Our competitors St Stithians, Crawford, Jeppe Girls, Hyde Park, RandPark, Dainfern
League / non-league / friendly League (Summer)

Volleyball

This is a growing sport at HeronBridge College and with the acquisition of 3 brand new, wonderful Volleyball courts – we can only go from strength to strength. This is a popular activity amongst both the boys and girls and our coach and staff in charge are enthusiastic and extremely well qualified, having played for SA and coached at a provincial level.
 

Head of Activity Craig Bradley (cbradley@@heronbridge.co.za)
Competitive Age groups U14 to open
Team size 8
Gender Both
Time of year 1st and 3rd Terms
Practice Days Tuesday and Thursday
Match Days Saturdays
Our competitors AISJ, Fourways, JEPPE and others
League / non-league / friendly All