Sporting achievements

Stirling has a long, proud history of sporting achievements in many sporting codes. 18 students achieved at a national level in sport in 2018:

Rebecca Ansell - SA U18 Water Polo Squad

Francisca Darkoh - SA U18A Hockey

Danieke de Kock - SA Triathlon team; 2nd at national Duathlon championships; Bronze medallist in the Road Running SA Half Marathon.

Damian Fourie - Honours Cum Laude time for 50m Breastroke (Swimming)

Kiara Herman - 2nd in her age group in the South African Triathlon Championships

Xanthé Ibbotson - SA U18 Water Polo

Alfonso Janse van Rensburg - 2nd overall at the SA Still Water Lifesaving Champs; SA Stillwater High Performance Squad to compete at the World Club Life Saving Champs

Nolufefe Lupiwana (Cricket scoring) - scored for SA Ladies vs India T20 and Proteas vs Zimbabwe at Buffalo Park.

Madison Malherbe - two golds and one silver at SA Life Saving Championships, coming second overall; SA U19 Training Squad for Surf Lifesaving; 2nd in 200m Obstacle Swim at SA Still Water Lifesaving Champs.

Caleb Meistre - 2nd in his age group at the SA Triathlon Championships.

Tanyaradzwa Mrewa - SA U16 Water Polo (Vice Captain)

Uluthandolwethu Ntshweni - represented South Africa in Karate in Botswana.

Vuyisa Rubushe - SA U17B Water Polo

Catherine Rusch - SA Reserve Open Show Hack Champion and SA Reserve Novice Show Horse Champion.

Meralda Terblanche - SA U17B Water Polo

Bontle Thinyane - SA U16 Hockey squad

Tayla-Jade van Huyssteen - Senior Protea Colours for Synchronised Swimming - selected to represent SA at Senior World Championships in Hungary

Jade Walters - SA U16 Water Polo

National representation: In the period 1985-2018, 390 (including repeat selections) Stirling students received South African national colours or the equivalent in the following sporting codes: Angling (3), Athletics (3), Bodybuilding (1), Canoeing (3), Cricket (3), Cricket Scoring (4), Diving (7), Drum Majorettes (91), Go-carting (1), Golf (4), Hockey (38), Horse Riding (16), Hydroplane (1), Karate (17), Lifesaving (4), Motor Racing (1), Multisport – Biathlon, Triathlon etc. (49) Netball (6), Pistol Shooting (1), Powerboating (1), Road Running (1), Rugby (2), Sailing (4), Softball (2), Squash (1), Surfing (13), Swimming (39), Synchronised Swimming (6), Tennis (14), Water Polo (51), Waveski (4).

Provincial representation: On average, nearly 100 Stirling students are selected each year to represent their province at sport – either Border or the Eastern Cape.