Sports Academy’s football club, nicknamed The Tigers, is our soccer development programme. All players are selected based on their performance in the Academy Cup primary schools tournament. Sports Academy is the only one of its kind in the South Western Districts and it provides players, from the underprivileged township areas, extra coaching and competition.
The Tigers compete in the George United Football League at under 15 and under 17 levels. We also complete in various tournaments within South Africa.
We are proud that the Tigers remain the best local side winning both local tournaments in both age groups several years in a row now.
We hold our training sessions at the NMMU Saaveld University Campus. We have been in partnership with them and using their facilities since 2010. They also host the Academy Cup tournament and home matches for us. The projects falls under NMMUs community development scheme.