Football

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

The College fields approximately thirty football teams every year with the prep playing in the second quarter and the senior school in the third quarter. Our Junior Primary school host enjoyable mini festivals that attract hundreds of footballers from around the city and the midlands.

In 2016 and 2019 St Charles College won the Maritzburg & Midlands FA Cup twice beating Maritzburg College in the first final 1-0 and then beating Michaelhouse in second Final on a penalty shootout. St Charles College reached the final in the KZN Top 10 Schools in 2022 Tournament against Michaelhouse and lost in penalty shootout.

Traditional Fixtures Tournaments
Westville Boys High St Charles College 1st team Maritzburg & Midlands FA Cup
Maritzburg College KZN Top 10 Schools
Kearsney College
Michaelhouse
Hilton College
Clifton College
DHS

FOOTBALL HISTORY

Football at the College dates back to the early 1900’s

Despite the World War dragging on, St Charles’ boys had an enjoyable football season with their fair share of victories. The Senior Team won both the League and the knock-out competitions, and thus remained the custodians of the trophy for another year.

During the latter half of 1918, the Spanish “Flu”, spread death throughout the world, it was thought to be as many as 20 000 000 victims. It also visited Maritzburg, and at the suggestion of the College doctor, the day scholars were asked to stay away from school. All outside activities were suspended and there was, therefore, no sports meetings.

news clippings of alumni football playersHISTORY MAKERS
From Blue & Gold to
Green & Gold

Tommy Mitchell (SA Football (C):1928 – 1939)
Norman McDonald (SA Football: 1934)
Noel Foxcroft (SA Football: 1934/35)
Louis Arde (SA Football: 1977-83)