" King Edward VII School has one of the most successful school soccer programmes in South Africa, and has won all the major 1st team tournaments in the country over the past few years. "

Like most things at King Edward VII School, football has a wonderful place in the School’s history. As KES was one of the first boys' school’s in Johannesburg, fixtures were difficult to come by in the early days and had to be arranged between more non-conventional opponents.

The School has produced some formidable teams over the years that have gone on to claim all the great accolades that school football has on offer, such as the Grey College Football Tournament, the St David’s Challenge cup and the St Peter’s Tournament.

Not only has the School seen great success on the school soccer circuit but many boys have gone on to represent South Africa at various age groups and several have progressed to professional level, such as Thabo Nodada and Gary Bailey.

Football is played as a third term sport and offers four teams per grade, with an average of 10 fixtures per season. The sport offers a wonderful opportunity for many boys to not only express themselves as football players for the School but also allows learners the opportunity to get fit for their summer sports.


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