Sport at Clifton

We believe that participation in sport at a competitive and social level is the cornerstone of a young man’s development. Boys are encouraged to experience the benefits of team and life sports, and they are taught the importance of a healthy lifestyle and are encouraged to make exercise a lifelong activity.

Our boys participate in a modern and innovative sporting and exercise curriculum that makes full use of our highly experienced coaching staff as well as extensive use of specialist professional coaches. Our teams are competitive at all levels and in all sports and every one of our boys are given the opportunity to represent their school and join the many Clifton boys who have represented their provinces and their country in a variety of sporting codes.

The development of our world-class Aquatic Centre, our partnership with Riverside Sports and the establishment of the Clifton Sport Campus at the club, our association with the Durban Country Club which includes the use of the Club’s tennis courts, professional coaching services and the golf course; as well as our partnership in the Durban Girls’ College astroturf, mean that Clifton is able to offer premier league facilities for all sports.

The Clifton High Performance Centre, which includes world-class exercise equipment and fully trained staff, is open to all senior boys at no additional charge. Boys receive a training programme and schedule to suit both their needs and the availability of the HPC. Programmes are suited for specific sporting needs and are supervised and run by a Strength and Conditioning professional.


  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Sevens Rugby
  • Touch Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Water Polo
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Surfing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Chess
  • Strength Training
  • Personal Fitness