Athletics


Overview

Athletics, the perfect way to start each year at Bishops, with a demonstration of skill, speed and endurance. Every year a handful of boys select athletics as a main sport, together with those who join for the benefit of either a good cardiovascular workout or as pre-season training for sports such as rugby and hockey. All the varying levels of fitness and technique are catered for by our coaches.
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Bishops holds three meetings a year - Relay Sports and Sports Day (including Heats Week, which culminates in Sports Day) during the first term, and the recently-introduced Bishops One-Hour Meeting in the fourth term.

The school also takes part in the annual Triangular against Rondebosch and SACS a few weeks after Sports Day, hosting it every three years. Next year's Triangular will be at RBHS.

We participate in the inter-zonal meetings during the first term in order to qualify for the Western Province Championships, Western Cape Championships and the South African Championships.

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Vision

Bishops is one of the leading schools in South Africa as far as sport is concerned and our reputation for sporting excellence is world-wide. In keeping with the ethos of our school, we believe that sport plays a vital role in the development of young men. In particular, we believe that participation in a team sport enhances the educational experience. To this end, it is a school rule that all boys must play an official school sport during both summer and winter terms.

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Facilities & Coaching

Lutgensvale is a beautiful track just outside the school gates, with shared facilities for cricket and rugby.