Mini-Soccer is introduced to our boys in Grade 1. All boys participate and learn the correct skills and positions for the game. Outsourced coaches are included in this activity and assist in giving our boys top-class coaching sessions. Our Under-7 and Under-8 boys participate in the SISA mini-soccer tournaments on Friday afternoons. Here they play many matches against other schools who form part of the SISA league. Our Under-9 boys participate in the D6 League. The season is concluded with a Winter Festival where all our children participate.
Soccer is classified as a major sport at Woodlands. Woodlands combines external professional soccer coaches with a number of qualified staff members as coaches and managers in order to provide our teams with top quality coaching and guidance.
We have both boys’ and girls’ teams participating in the leagues, from Under-9 through to Under-13, with A and B teams throughout. This provides an opportunity for every child who wishes to play to be part of a team. We also have an interesting situation in a number of the teams where we have some girls competing for places in the boys’ teams!
In 2017 our Boys under-10 A team did exceptionally well. They won all their league matches and eventually finished as runners-up in the final in 2017. This team also won their league as Under 9s in 2016.
Alexios Loizides was selected for the Under-11 Eastern Gauteng team in 2017, and was ultimately selected as the vice-captain of the team at the Inter-Provincial Tournament.
Woodlands also participates in the SISA League, which caters for the smaller private schools. This affords us the opportunity to enter our B and C teams in a competitive environment.