Peterhouse Boys enjoys a reputation far and wide for its prowess as a sporting institution. It offers its pupils an extra curricula timetable second to none, both sporting, cultural and service, every pupil from D Block (form one) through to the Sixth Form is expected to take part in a specific number of afternoon sessions in particular categories (sport, culture, or service).
The choice is a free one except for D Block (form one) and C Block (form two) where we believe that introducing a boy to everything we offer is beneficial to him. Our excellent facilities afford our pupils the opportunity to participate in sport regardless of their ability.
Sporting Activities on Offer
Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Golf, Hockey, Karate, Mountain Biking, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Triathlon, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Waterpolo and Strength and Conditioning.
Peterhouse Boys prides itself in producing quality coaching throughout the spectrum of what we offer. Thus not only is it common to find Zimbabwe representatives amongst the pupil body, but also to find national coaches, managers, and selectors from staff at all age group levels. In the last 12 months Peterhouse Boys has provided representatives for National teams in Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Hockey, Motor Cross, Rowing, Rugby, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Sailing, Swimming, Volleyball, and Waterpolo.
Peterhouse Boys has a tradition of encouraging international sporting tours. Regular tours that take place are as follows: The Rowing Team competes in the annual South African Rowing Championships; the basketball team, hockey team, soccer team and volleyball team travel to South Africa, Golf to Thailand, whilst the Rugby team has travelled to South Africa, England (2012), Argentina and Uruguay (2015) and most recently New Zealand (2016).
Peterhouse Boys competes in a number of Inter-School Athletics and Relay Competitions (Track and Field events), and the Inter-House Relays and Athletics Competitions.
Each year a number of boys are selected for the Mashonaland East Team that competes at the Inter-Provincial National Competition where selection is made for the Zimbabwe Athletics Team. Several Petreans have secured scholarships in the USA for Athletics.
A large number of boys are involved in basketball and a variety of fixtures are played each year against the top schools in Zimbabwe. Teams we have are U14AB, U15AB, U16AB, 2nd s and 1st s, our boys compete in the ‘Top Schools Tournament’ achieving favourable results. Each year a number of boys are selected to represent Mashonaland East in the Zimbabwe National Youth Games.
Peterhouse Boys has six cricket fields each with a centre wicket, five match strips, and a set of all weather nets. Peterhouse Boasts the Cricket Center of excellence, one of the top cricketing facilities in the country where boys and coaches are put through top class coaching programs. We field the following teams;
U14ABC, U15ABC, U16AB, 3rds, 2nd s and 1st s.
First team Matches are played against the major cricket playing schools from South Africa namely Michaelhouse (SA), Hilton (SA), Bishops (SA), St Johns (SA), and St Andrews (SA), whilst all Peterhouse teams will face St Georges (ZIM), St John’s (ZIM), Falcon (ZIM), Churchill (ZIM) and Prince Edward (ZIM) while ‘B’ team fixtures are arranged against Watershed College (ZIM) and Marondera High School (ZIM).
A good number of boys are selected for the National U18 and U19 sides on an annual basis.
Our long distance runners compete in various Inter-School Invitation Cross Country Competitions where we are top competitors.
Hockey is popular at Peterhouse and we currently field the following teams per age group;
U14ABC, U15ABC, U16AB, 3rd s, 2nd s, and 1st s.
The teams are expertly coached by experienced staff. Games are played against Hillcrest, St Johns’, St George’s, Falcon, Watershed College, Lomagundi College and Prince Edward School. Several boys are chosen each year for National, Mashonaland and Country Districts teams.
Karate has recently been introduced to the school and as a D block compulsory. It is believed that the discipline and focus one gets from taking part in the sport will benefit the boys in their everyday life.
Rowing takes place at Kushinga Dam, or on campus in the erg room during the Lent and Michaelmas Terms. The club is highly competitive, attends many regattas and has achieved some outstanding results.
Our rowers compete in the South Africa Junior Rowing Championships every year where they generally do very well and we have produced Zimbabwe representatives for the Junior World Rowing Championships. Petrean Andrew Peebles represented Zimbabwe at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The club is indebted to the overwhelming support received from the rowers' parents.
Peterhouse Boys has a long tradition of rugby excellence fielding the following teams;
U14ABC, U15ABC, U16AB, U17, 3rd s, 2nd s and 1st s.
We are fortunate that we have good, qualified coaches who remain up to date with the finer points of the game. All Coaches hold level 1 IRB coaching certificates and are currently doing their Level 2 IRB Coaching Certificates.
Peterhouse Boys regularly produces players for the National team to play at Craven Week in South Africa. In the last eight years no fewer than forty of our players have been chosen for Zimbabwe, with five of them as Captain.
Soccer is played at U14AB, U15AB, U16AB,U17AB and 2nd s and 1st s.
Throughout the winter term fixtures are organised with local and Harare schools. The U17 and 1st teams are involved in Coca-Cola Tournaments organized by NASH (National Association of Secondary School Heads) who operate teams from District up to National level and we have competed well in these competitions. Many of our players are selected to represent the CHISZ team. Our 1st team travels to South Africa on an annual basis to take part in the Michaelhouse Festival.
We have over thirty boys on the school ladder at the moment who compete in the Inter-House competition, the weekly local league M.E.S.R.A. (Mashonaland East Squash Rackets Association) and at inter-school matches.
Swimming takes place in the Lent and Michaelmas terms with boys attending regular training sessions. The teams compete in many galas and set high standards for themselves managing numerous first and second places. The highlights of the year are the Inter-House and Inter-School galas.
Peterhouse takes part in the schools table tennis league at a junior and a senior level. We are very competitive in the league.
Peterhouse Boys are currently in the Harare Schools Division which consists of U14, U15, U16 and Open age groups. The majority of our tennis players are involved in other major sports with tennis as a secondary sport.
Triathlon thrives at Peterhouse - our triathletes are trained at the school on specific programs by a private coach. They compete in the Zimbabwe National Championships and the South Africa Championships having brought home numerous medals.
Volleyball at Peterhouse has developed into a competitive sport in recent years with teams competing in Provincial and National Tournaments throughout the country. Volleyball offers opportunities for athletic success to a wide variety of personalities, for individual skill as well as team competition.
Peterhouse competes at Junior and Senior levels with the following sides; U14, U15, U16 , U17 , 2nd s and 1st s. Recently reintroduced the sport is gaining momentum at Peterhouse with an increase in numbers in the Junior levels which will carry through into the Senior levels over the next few years.