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Welcome to School Athletics!

Our students learn much more than physical skills through their participation in athletics. The collaborative experience of pursuing and attaining a common goal in athletics is unique, as it is combined with interscholastic competition. We are  proud of our winning tradition.

Through this experience, our students are able to develop courage as they take risks, strength while displaying finesse, competitive intensity while exhibiting generosity of spirit, and mental as well as physical endurance.

Mrs. Melinda Ford, Director of Athletics


  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • 170 Abbot Francis Road, Mariannhill
Sporting Activities

The school is involved in various sporting codes (Soccer, Volleyball, Netball, and Rugby at district level and provincial level competitions). Apart from its involvement in these competitions the school organizes every year a sport day where everyone (Learners, Educators) takes part.

  • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • 170 Abbot Francis Road, Mariannhill
Parents Day

26 May: Parents visit to school by Grade 8 to 9 parents to view the work of their children. 2 June -Grade 10 to 12

  • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • 170 Abbot Francis Road, Mariannhill
Prize Giving Day

This day is dedicated to learners who are top achievers in all subjects. Parents are invited to attend the event which is graced by the presence of the Bishop of Mariannhill, Pius Dlungwane and the Board of Governors. The awards are aimed at motivating learners to work hard thus achieving  academic excellence.

  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • 170 Abbot Francis Road, Mariannhill
St. Francis Day

St Francis is the Patron saint of St Francis College – Mariannhill. On this day the school celebrates the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. The day begins with Holy Mass followed by lessons until lunch break. Everyone then enjoys a free afternoon.

  • Prep League Champions
    2005, 2004, 1997
  • C.I.F. Quarter Finalists (Division IV-A)
    1997, 1985, 1984, 1983
  • Prep League Champions
    2013, 2012, 2011, 1983, 1981, 1980
  • C.I.F. Champions (Division I-A)
  • 3rd place in State
    2001 Grace Wells
  • C.I.F. Individual Foil
    2003, 2002
  • Academic Team Champions
    1996, 1995
  • Prep League Champions
    1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1989, 1986
  • C.I.F. Quarter & Semi Finalists
    2007, 2005, 2000
  • Prep League Champions
    2009, 2008, 2006
  • C.I.F. Swimming Champion
    2004, 2002, 1999
  • Prep League Champions
  • C.I.F. Champions (Division IV-AA)
  • C.I.F. State Quarter Finalists
Water Polo
  • Prep League Champions

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Secondary School’s proud tradition of athletics is reflected in the beauty and function of its campus facilities, the Haraldur Athletic Complex and Hopkins Gymnasium.

Ford Athletic Field, complete with digital scoreboards, allows Athletics lacrosse, soccer, and softball teams to host games on regulation fields; CIF-SS regulation-sized Hopkins Gymnasium is home court for basketball and volleyball. Secondary school athletes also benefit from use of the Rosenbaum Family Weight Training Room, a facility designed specifically for our students.


Athletic Resources

School Athletic Trainer

John Appleseed,

John is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Personal Trainer, and Health and Safety Specialist offering a strong background in injury care, prevention, rehabilitation, health promotion and wellness. John has an enduring passion for continuous education and has intentionally engaged in various work experiences for a well-rounded scope on healthcare. John’s primary interests include nutrition and biomechanics, with a concentrated focus on improving performance.

For injury prevention, diagnosis, or treatment information, please email John at