Wandsbeck Field, located in Westville Road, is the School’s main playing field. In summer it serves as the Wandsbeck Cricket Oval, home of the Westville Senior Primary 1st cricket XI. Three high quality cricket practice nets are located in the western corner of the field. An excellent floodlight facility allows for night cricket, always an exciting event!
In winter, Wandsbeck Field is converted into a rugby and soccer field where once again watching these matches under floodlights are highlights of the season, especially when we are playing one of our traditional rivals or in a derby match.
Extensive awning covered seating and a leafy backdrop make for pleasant and comfortable spectator viewing. The Swan Pavilion on the south bank, built by the Trust Fund, provides an excellent venue for teas and post-match functions. Watching matches from the Swan Pavilion balcony provides a comfortable and excellent view of the matches.
Sefton Field is situated to the eastern side of the school alongside Westville Road. Named after the first Principal of the school, Mrs Sefton, it converts from a cricket field in summer to a rugby and soccer field in winter. The Sefton Stands, another Trust Fund project, provides for pleasant viewing of the teams playing.
THE WESTVILLE HOCKEY ASTROTURF
The Hockey Astroturf is located at Westville Girls’ High School. This facility was funded by the Westville Schools’ Trust, which compromises a partnership between Westville Boys’ High School, Westville Girls’ High School and Westville Senior Primary School in a 40:40:20 sharing ratio. The astroturf hosts practices, matches and tournaments. Floodlights enable matches to take place at night. Since the construction of the astroturf the standard of hockey at WSPS has improved considerably. Future plans for this facility include upgraded change-rooms, a canteen and further seating.
WSPS is blessed to have three excellent netball courts (McLaren, Chambers and Robertson). Named after past principals to remind us of our proud history, these courts are located within the school and cater for the large number of participants in this popular sport. Our girls compete in both outdoor matches and in the indoor action netball league.
Our swimming teams are competitive in the local leagues and their training is overseen by experienced and informed staff members. Those who exhibit the potential to become high performers are guided into the elite programmes run by the various swimming clubs in the greater Durban area. Our on premises pool is utilised predominantly for developmental swimming and activities during physical education lessons.
Badminton is offered at levels varying from novice to highly competent. The WSPS court is located in the School Hall to eliminate weather interference and has proved to be a popular sport code.
OFF CAMPUS FACILITIES
Space limitations mean that we make use of off campus facilities for some sport codes. Fortunately the favourable position of the school relative to facilities make this a relatively simple logistical exercise.
Apart from the shared Westville Astro Turf facility across the road at the Girls’ High School, other off campus facilities include the quality Westville Country Club court facilities for our tennis and squash teams. Our interhouse gala is hosted at the local municipal pool and always proves to be a competitive, popular and spirit-filled event.