Despite not being recognised as an official sport until 1910, Rugby is almost synonymous with Dale College and has become the dominant sport at our proud school. We are proud to be a Sport Focus School, within the umbrella body of the Eastern Cape Academy of Sport. Annually we field six open teams, and three each in the u14, u15 and u16 age categories.
The winter sporting calendar is eagerly anticipated, and consists of regular “Derby Days” against schools across the Eastern Cape. Historical rivals include Queen’s College, Selborne College, Grey High School and St Andrew’s College, but we also compete against a number of top local Border schools to round off our list of annual rivals. Dale College continues to produce representatives in Border youth teams, including the U18 Craven Week and Academy teams, Grant Khomo U16 team, Border U17 7’s team and Border U19 team.
We are also proud to have had some exceptional rugby players come through our doors, H.O de Villiers, Gcobani Bobo, Keegan Daniel, Terra Mtembu, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Siviwe “Shakes” Soyizwapi, and Aphelele Fassi, just to mention a few.