Saint Andrew’s has a number of primary sports for the different seasons of the year. Cricket is the primary sport in summer, while rugby and hockey are the main sports in winter.
In addition, squash and tennis are played year round. Other sports that are practiced at Saint Andrew’s include golf, athletics and swimming. Karate, as long as it doesn’t clash with other sports or academics, is offered and boys are welcome to play any others sports as long as obligations in official school sports are met first.
Saint Andrew’s has a very strong record in cricket and has consistently produced South African Schools and South African Colts cricketers. The school is blessed with a state-of-the-art indoor centre, the Lindsay Tuckett High Performance Centre, which is the best facility of its kind in South Africa. In an effort to help the boys to be the best they can be, they regularly play against many of the top cricket-playing schools in the country.
As it does in cricket, Saints consistently produces hockey players who earn national recognition and a very large number of provincial players. Besides local league fixtures, the school annually plays a slate of matches against very strong teams from outside of the province.
Each year Saint Andrew’s plays a number of derby rugby matches against schools from outside of the Free State, while Saints’ teams also play in the B League in Bloemfontein, which features schools of a smaller size.
Saints is a regular participant in Independent Schools Festivals for cricket, hockey and rugby, from the under-13 age group through to under-19 level. Squash is also a popular and very successful sport at Saint Andrew’s. The school boasts one of the best records in the country. The boys start playing the sport from grade one and enjoy some of the finest coaching to be found in South Africa. Saints has produced a large number of boys who have been awarded national colours, as well as numerous provincial players. Saints’ representatives also serve Squash South Africa in national coaching and administrative roles.