A school of sporting excellence

Stanford Lake College offers a wide range of traditional as well as adventure sporting opportunities for all students.

Our students are taught to compete with purpose, striving for excellence and always within the school’s value system of fair play and sportsmanship.

A full range of sports activities is offered at Stanford and we continue to search out and support local and international sports tours.

Sport is compulsory for all students and they have to choose a sport a term.


Stanford Lake College has been taking part and pushing the boundaries of schools’ adventure racing since 2002. We teach adventure racing as a life style and not just a sport.

Adventure racing is an endurance sport where mixed gender teams of four take part in different disciplines over long distances. It is a character building sport that stands for all the values of Stanford and pushes every participant to reach for new heights. We have some of the strongest schools’ adventure teams ,as we take part in schools’ races such as the Schools’ AR Nationals and the Adventure Challenge for Schools that is regularly hosted by Stanford Lake College. We also participate in Senior adventure racing of which some of the races are the Kinetic Full-moon and Double-moon events.

MIC – Mr. N. Haarhoff
Coach – Mr. T. Fullard
Team Manager – Mr. T. Fullard


Stanford possesses one of the strongest small schools’ athletics teams in the Limpopo area.
The whole school participates in Athletics for the first two weeks of school in January. The team participates in the Ben Vorster Night Race, Independent School Meeting and Small Schools’ Athletics meeting. Stanford Lake College is the current holder of both the Independent and Small Schools’ trophies. Athletes have the opportunity to take part in Circuit and Provincial trials.

MIC – Mr S. Friedrichs
Team Manager – Mrs. S. Venter
Team Manager – Mr. S. Willson

Stanford has three cricket teams comprising of two boys’ teams and one girl’s team.

Stanford takes part in the Merensky Festival and plays in the Limpopo Leagues. The 1st team boys play in the annual pro 20 league. Stanford has an indoor facility with four nets and a bowling machine. We also have three turf nets and two ovals.

MIC and 1st Team Boys – Mr. S. Friedrichs (CSA Level III)
U/15 Boys – Mr. B. Pretorius (CSA Level I)

Students have access to beautiful forests to train for Cross Country. We offer cross country in the 3rd and 4th terms. The League is in the 2nd term and runners are encouraged to enter independently for these races.

MIC – Mrs. S. Venter
Team Manager – Miss. A. Taylor

Stanford participates in the Limpopo Equestrian League. There are four events around the province each year which they take part in to qualify to go to nationals.

MIC – Miss. M. Pieterse

The Stanford Lake College Fly Fishing Club aims to promote all aspects of Fly Fishing and Fly tying to student members. The club is affiliated to the Haenertsburg Trout Association (HTA) with all student members automatically affiliated to the local club.

Stanford Lake College is blessed to be allowed access to numerous waters, including our own lake, which is regularly stocked with Trout. Those members who choose to join the Fly Tying Club meet twice a week, during Clubs & Societies, to learn about entomology and the latest fly tying techniques. The members of the Fly Fishing Club have numerous opportunities throughout the year to receive casting tuition from the country’s leading fishermen as well as to learn about conservation, stream and boat etiquette, amongst other things.

The Stanford Lake College Fly Fishing Club has a proud tradition of Provincial selection to the Limpopo Fly Fishing team with numerous past Stanford students also achieving National recognition at the annual Interprovincial tournaments. The Fly Fishing Club caters for students of all standards from beginners through to National Representatives.

MIC- Mr. C. Carolan

Stanford Lake College offers golf as a sport and also as part of the Clubs and Societies.

We have a golf coach who comes through on Mondays to do coaching. We also participate in the Limpopo Schools’ series where we play against other schools in our circuit. We also play against St.Dunstans and Beaulieu College as part of the spectrum of sports played in the Derby weekends.

 MIC- Mr. N. Haarhoff

Stanford has 8 hockey teams comprising of four boys’ and four girls’ teams.

Stanford Boys compete in the A League playing against much bigger schools in the province. Stanford 1st boys have qualified for Noordvaal in both 2015 and 2016 where they have had top 8 finishes in both years.

The Girls team play in the medium schools’ league. The 1st team girls and U/15 Girls played in the play-offs for 3rd and 4th in 2016.

MIC Girls Hockey – Miss. M. Pieterse
1st Team Coach – Miss. M. Pieterse
MIC Boys Hockey – Mr. B. Pretorius
1st Team Coach – Mr. S. Friedrichs

Stanford Lake College is a proud mountain biking school, with one of the strongest school teams in Limpopo.

The lush forests and mountain trails in the area lends itself as a mountain biking heaven. We have a home based technical XCO track for some intense riding and many open roads for those long rides. We take part in most of the Limpopo qualifying races, XCO and Marathon, but our main focus is on the Schools XCO series. Here we race in the Limpopo series to get selected for the Limpopo team that races at the Schools MTB Nationals in October.

We also host MTB events like the Limpopo XCO Open Finals, Limpopo Schools XCO (Tour De Lake) and The Magoebaskloof MTB Classic.

MIC – Mr. T. Fullard
Coach – Mr. T. Fullard
Team Manager – Mr. J. Fullard


Stanford has 6 Netball teams and four play in the Leagues and all six play in friendly and Derby matches. Netball has grown from strength to strength over the last 4 years and is fast becoming one of our most popular sports. The U/15 team played in the league finals in 2016.

MIC – Miss. M. Pieterse

We have three rugby teams, two senior teams and an U/15 team.

They participate in the small schools’ league as well as Derby matches. The 1st and U/15 teams both participate in the Limpopo Rugby finals. The 1st team has attended the Treverton Sports Festival for the last 6 years and been successful.

MIC – Mr. S. Willson
1st Team Coach – Mr. S. Willson
Ass. Coach – Mr. A. Bekebu

We have four soccer teams comprising of two boys’ and two girls’ teams that participate in friendly matches in the 3rd term. In 2016 they travelled to White River to play in the Uplands tournament as well as local festivals held by Pepps and Kings Court.

MIC – Mr. J. Moshia


Squash has only been running for just under a year. The squash team participated in an Inter high held in Polokwane as well as Derby matches. We have also hosted a clinic for our potential squash players in April last year where our players learnt a great deal.

MIC – Mr. B. Pretorius

Swimming has improved over the year as they can now train all year round in our heated pool. We hosted our first inter school’s gala in our new facility where we were able to test out our new timing system with touch pads. The Stanford swimming team participates in the Inter High and the top 10 gala as well as Limpopo Schools’ Championships.

MIC – Mr. W. Ludick
Coach – Mr. W. Ludick

Tennis is a sport that we are trying to grow at Stanford Lake College.

We have entered a girl’s and a boy’s team in the league starting this year. We are also entering our tennis teams in our Derby matches and looking forward to see how they will perform on a more serious and competitive level.

Triathlon was introduced just over three years ago and has become very popular with Stanford pupils, owing to its multisport dimension. As training takes place during the fourth term many athletes from other sports’ disciplines use the sport as pre-season training for athletics, rugby, hockey and netball. However, many pupils have taken on the sport as their first discipline and triathlon continues to grow at the College. With the indoor pool and gym in the HPC many young triathletes are now training and racing all year round.

MIC – Mr. S. Willson
Coach – Mr. S. Willson