The following sports are currently offered at the College:
First Term: Athletics, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Hockey, Karate, Power Walking, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball and Waterpolo.
Second Term: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Hockey, Karate, Netball, Power Walking, Social Ball Games, Squash and Tennis.
Third Term: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Hockey, Karate, Power Walking, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball and Waterpolo.
Girls' College prides itself on its sporting history, and has, since its inception, been a sporting force to be reckoned with. We always try to achieve the highest goals in the sports department at Girls' College and match ourselves fearlessly against teams from across the country and beyond. But most importantly, we try to instil in our students sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment and dedication in all disciplines, for those participating competitively and socially.
The department comprises of three permanent full time members of staff assisted by a number of part time discipline experts from both the College teaching staff and external coaches, all of whom are highly experienced and are either current or former Zimbabwe National Representatives, Coaches and Selectors. As a result, Girls' College dominates in a number of areas at regional and National levels. Girls' College competes proudly in the following disciplines:
Athletics dominates the first term calendar with the majority of the school participating at some level and a lively Inter House Standards competition held during the term. At the college we make sure all our girls are physically conditioned for their various sports. Amongst the department is a former National Athlete in charge of the schools Athletics and fitness programs. The girls compete in the annual Louis Trichardt invitational and achieve top accolades in their events as well as the Lomagundi Invitational which consists of all the top schools in Zimbabwe.
Basketball is a sport played all year round at the college. Spear headed by a former National player and coach, this sport thrives at the college. We have girls that have represented the College at Provincial and National level. We compete in the Southern Region of the country and also in the Top 12 schools tournaments of Zimbabwe.
Cricket is a new sport at the school, ably coached by a former Zimbabwe Woman's Cricket captain. There has been a huge improvement in cricket over the short time the game has been played at the College, and we are positive it will become a major sport at the school as it grows in popularity worldwide.
Golf is also offered at the College. This prestigious sport is run though out the year. Our golfers travel to different tournaments around the country in Victoria Falls, Harare, and Masvingo. They compete in Bulawayo tournaments at various golf clubs across the city. The school uses the Bulawayo Golf Club for practices which is a 500m walk away from the College.
Hockey is played at Girls' College from Form 1, with teams representing the College in all age groups. The College is the only school in the region that is playing A league, the highest level of school girls hockey in Zimbabwe. As a result Girls' College dominates the Matabeleland Provincial sides both in the junior and senior teams and Girls' College has always managed to finish in the top 5 in the league across the country. We also compete in various tournaments like the prestigious Golden Girls Tournament that honours the Golden Girls of the 1980 Moscow Games.
Girls' College is one of the few girls' schools offering squash as a competitive sport and was the winner of the Inter Schools Trophy in 2015. Standards are high in this sport, trained by professional coaches, and several of our top players have received squash scholarships to Colleges in the United States and are currently coaching squash in the U.S. Each year, Girls' College squash players are selected to represent the Zimbabwe junior teams, participating in the South African schools Inter-Provincial tournament.
Girls' College is well known for their swimming team and we strive to keep it that way. Team swimming is available from Form One to Upper Six, with each age group represented in both Inter House and school competition galas. Training is held daily in the first and third terms and conducted by a qualified coach and ex-national swimmer. The School team competes in an average of six galas throughout the year - two in first term and four in the third term. The girls perform exceedingly well in all Bulawayo-based galas and fight fiercely in Harare-based galas, placing within the top four girls swimming teams in the country.
Tennis continues to thrive under the supervision of 3 professional coaches that have lifted the standard of tennis at the College. This is evident by Girls' College being the top girls school in Bulawayo and also the 3rd ranked school in the country. We have national, as well as I.T.F. ranked players in the school whom we continue to support when they attend various tournaments. We continue to develop our tennis to reach even higher standards for the upcoming years.
Water polo is another of the many successful sports Girls' College offers with our team ranked among the top in the country. Professional coaches, all of whom have represented the Country in the sport, carry out rigorous training to maintain this high standard and allow our teams to participate in tournaments both locally and internationally, competing against both male and female teams. In the past, many students from Girls' College have been chosen to represent our National teams in all age groups and some have gone as far as representing South African Provincial Teams.
The College has a six-lane/25 metre swimming pool, seven all-weather tennis courts, two basketball courts, two all-weather netball courts, a volleyball court and a grassed field which can carry three hockey fields or a 400 metre athletics track. Squash takes place at the nearby squash courts and golf at the local golf club. The College also makes use of the artificial turf for hockey at the Khumalo Hockey Stadium.