MIC of Soccer:
Soccer has a long history at Jeppe. It was the major winter sport at the school until rugby took on that role in the 1950s. It has been re-established as a major sport, played mainly in the third term of the year and it is growing in popularity.
There are two parts to the activity – a mass participation programme that runs in the third term and involves up to 16 teams playing midweek matches against our traditional boys’ schools rivals as well as several co-ed schools. Alongside that, there is a High Performance Programme* (by invitation only) which sees the senior players play all year and enter a number of major tournaments around the country.
In the third term, all the age groups play in tournaments, including an under-16 festival which is
hosted by Jeppe. Jeppe also hosts a community Cup tournament to which the schools in the suburbs around the school are invited.
The sport is well-resourced and well organised and qualified coaches and referees are used.
*Boys interested in the High Performance Programme are to see Mr Gittins. This is for seniors only.