Sport Activities Overview

Note: To participate in any of the Italian Club of Cape Town sport offering, you need to first be a member. Please apply here for membership

Archery

The Archery club at the Italian Club focuses on providing a venue for all Archers irrespective of age, gender and race to participate in a variety of archery disciplines in a safe and secure environment. The Archery club has delivered archers that have represented South Africa at the highest level possible both locally and Internationally returning many awards since its establishment in the mid 80’s. The goal of the club is to also create a social environment where new members are afforded the opportunity to learn the sport and eventually decide how far they would like to take their skills. The Archery club is affiliated to the Western cape Archery Federation as well as the South African National Archery Federation.  Read more

Bocce

Details to follow

Fencing

Fencing, also called Olympic fencing, is a sport in which two competitors fight using ‘Rapier-style’ swords, winning points by making contact with their opponent. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century, with the Italian school having modified the historical European martial art of classical fencing, and the French school having later refined the Italian system. There are three forms of modern fencing, each using a different style of weapon and different rules, and as such the sport is divided into three competitive scenes: Foil, Épée and Sabre. Most competitive fencers choose to specialise in only one weapon. Competitive fencing is one of five activities which have been featured in every one of the modern Olympic Games. Read more

Pétanque

Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel. Similar games are bocce, bowls and (adapted to ice) curling. The current form of the game originated in 1907 or 1910 in La Ciotat, in Provence, France. The French name pétanque comes from petanca in the Provençal dialect of the Occitan language, deriving from the expression pès tancats , meaning ‘feet fixed’ or ‘feet planted’ (on the ground). Pétanque is played by two teams, where each team consists of one, two, or three players. In the singles and doubles games each player plays with three metal boules. In triples each player uses only two. The area where a pétanque game is played is called a terrain. Pétanque is played at the ICCT for fun on a social level however, once a year they enter into a competition for Bastille Day. Read more

Soccer

We offer various Soccer ‘Packages’ to meet different group’s needs.  Read more

5 X 5 Soccer

Five-a-side football is a variation of association football in which each team fields five/six players (four/five outfield players and a goalkeeper). Other differences from football include a smaller pitch, smaller goals, and a reduced game duration. Matches are played outdoors on AstroTurf or artificial grass pitches that is enclosed within a barrier or “netted cage” to prevent the ball from leaving the playing area and keep the game flowing. The popularity of five-a-side youth football has grown tremendously within Cape Town and South Africa. Many organizations and companies have chosen this format and modified it slightly to promote an environment where children can excel early in youth sport. Read more