Sporting achievements

Stirling has a long, proud history of sporting achievements in many sporting codes. 23 students  achieved at a national level in sport in 2016:

Lesley Blignaut - SA Swimming

Tayla-Jade Cawthorn - SA U18 Water Polo

Fransisca Darkoh - SA U16 Hockey

Krystin Ibbotson - SA U17 Water Polo

Xanthe Ibbotson - SA U16 Water Polo

Teko Khetsi - SA Biathle

Sakoyisa Makata - SA U18 Rugby High Performance Squad

Jordy Malherbe - Five Gold Medals at SA School Canoe Sprints

Madison Malherbe - Gold Medal at SA Nipper Championships

Sarah Maritz - SA U16 Water Polo Squad

Chloë Meecham - SA U17 Water Polo

Hannah Muller - SA U17A Water Polo (captain)

Lwazi Nkasawe - SA JKA Karate

Aashiq Raffie - SA U17B Water Polo

Catherine Rusch - SA Reserve Working Hunter Champion

Siphosihle Saliwa - SA U16B Hockey

Tara Schwulst - SA Lazer-Run (6th at World Champs)

Storm Siebert - SA U16B Water Polo

Erin Sims - SA U18 Water Polo

Faiz Faruk-Soomar - SA U17B Water Polo

Emlynn Spogter - SA Synchronised Swimming

Keonna Strauss - SA 1m Show Jumping Champion

Tayla-Jade van Huyssteen - SA Synchronised Swimming

National representation: In the period 1985-2016, 3196 (including repeat selections) Stirling students received South African national colours or the equivalent in the following sporting codes: Adventure Racing (4), Angling (3), Athletics (3), Biathlon/Biathle (24), Bodybuilding (1), Canoeing (3), Cricket (3), Cricket Scoring (3), Diving (7), Drum Majorettes (91), Duathlon (3), Go-carting (1), Golf (4), Hockey (35), Horse Riding (15), Hydroplane (1), Karate (14), Lazer Run (1), Motor Racing (1), Netball (6), Pistol Shooting (1), Powerboating (1), Road Running (1), Rugby (1), Sailing (4), Softball (2), Squash (1), Surfing (12), Surf Lifesaving (1), Swimming (37), Synchronised Swimming (4), Tennis (14), Water Polo (39), Triathlon/Triathle (12), 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.