Phone: +27 21 762 5707 / Fax: +27 21 797 6048 / Address: Oxford Street, Wynberg, Cape Town

Overview

Wynberg Boys’ Junior School has the ambition to be the number one sporting school in the Western Cape in all facets of sporting life. Boasting over 700 learners, we are proud of the fact that we can enter teams in the following sports: Rugby (16 teams), Cricket (14 teams), Hockey (20 teams), Water polo (5 teams), Tennis (4 teams), Squash (2 teams), Athletics, Swimming and Cross-Country. Our Foundation Phase learners also participate in mini rugby festivals, U9 hard ball cricket training, flipper ball, mini hockey as well as the daily ball skills sessions run by our student teachers. Our Grade R’s have also started Physical Education which falls part of their weekly timetable. We outsource our coaches to provide expertise coaching in sports such as Karate, Judo, Golf as well as other additional sports.

Wynberg Boys’ Junior School promotes itself across South Africa and the world with various incoming and outgoing tours. Our annual exchange program with Grey PE keeps getting stronger, with 4 Grey cricket teams visiting us every year in January. The midyear May exchange for rugby and hockey continues to grow from strength to strength. Our U13A rugby team, who have successfully beaten the top boys’ school for the last 4 years, travel to both Johannesburg and Durban throughout the course of the year to attend the king Edwards Easter Festival and the Durban Prep Rugby Festival. Our 1st XI cricket team attends the annual Cape Schools Cricket Week every year, a festival we are excited to host in 2016. The boys also attend the St Peters 20/20 Festival in early October. The U13A hockey team tour to Knysna and George every year in June. The water polo team represents WBJS in the Grey PE Water Polo Festival in Term 1. Apart from the outgoing tours, we also welcome teams from England, Kenya, Dubai and New Zealand for various sporting events. Teams from Johannesburg and Durban also visit us for cricket and rugby fixtures.

Fitness and conditioning have become a huge part of schoolboy sport, and we can proudly say we do our part for our sportsmen. Phys Ed. lessons have become more fitness orientated, with learners doing various assessments throughout the year. Learners are also taught theory lessons about life saving and nutrition.

 

Highlights over the past year:  

  • The U13A rugby team successfully beat Rondebosch, Bishops and SACS.
  • Kieron Adams (U13A cricketer) was involved in the recent Protea Fire advert which gave the school a copious amount of exposure with over 200,000 hits on YouTube. Kieron also presented an award to AB de Villiers at the CSA Awards Ceremony last year.
  • Our cricketers remain a constant presence in the Western Province junior teams, including our 1st XI captain from 2015 being named as the WP captain.
  • Our Head of Rugby, Mr. Isma-eel Dollie, was selected as the Western Province amateur rugby coach last year, proving to be a great model to our youth. Mr. Jason Pretorius was also selected to represent this team in 2015.
  • We successfully hosted a Mini Cricket Festival at Newlands on the 31st January 2016 with schools such as Rondebosch Prep, Khayelitsha Cricket Club, Kirstenhof Primary, Golden Grove Primary and Sweet Valley Primary participating.
  • The U13A water polo team created history by beating Rondebosch Boys Prep for the first time in 10 years this year.

 

Aims for the future:

  • To build our very own conditioning centre to use in Phys Ed. and for pre season sport training. This will allow us to produce the fittest and strongest learners in all sports.
  • To have every single learner involved in a category A (rugby, hockey, cricket) sport along with the support of both his parents.
  • To enter 4 teams in hockey, rugby, water polo and cricket across all the age groups from U9 – U13.
  • To create a legacy after our 175th anniversary in 2016 by hosting various events across all our sports.
  • To build and strengthen our relationship with WBHS and Wynberg Old Boys’.
  • To become one of the top all round performing sport schools in the Western Cape.
  • To create a relationship with the Sports Science Institute, which is currently being negotiated.

Summer Sports: Athletics, Cricket, Tennis, Water Polo, Swimming

 

Winter Sports: Cross- Country, Hockey, Rugby, Squash, Golf, Karate, Judo

At Wynberg Boy’ Junior School we have top class facilities, enabling us to be a powerhouse throughout Junior School sports:

  • 2 hockey astroturfs under floodlights
  • a top class cricket oval
  • 3 well conditioned rugby fields
  • a heated swimming pool, and shared heated pool with our High School for waterpolo
  • glass-backed squash courts shared with our High School
  • a gym hall for indoor activities such as judo, karate & physical education

Head of Sport: Allen Gerber email address: agerber@wbjs.org.za

Sport Administrator: Marc Sabatta: msabatta@wbjs.org.za