Protea Sports Club


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We have a tennis court, with braai facilities, Hall for hire and welcome inquiries from any interested group or individuals.


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Rehabilitation through sport

The Protea Sports Club, situated on Main Road, Retreat, was founded in 1964, after a demonstration given to the mayor of Cape Town and other Civic dignitaries of the sporting achievements of a group of successful disabled athletes at the Stoke Mandeville Games and Tokyo Paralympics. The Club’s primary function was to assist in the rehabilitation of paraplegics through the medium of sport, primary archery. The club was founded by two physiotherapists from the Princess Alice hospital to provide a venue for paraplegics to continue taking part in sport after their discharge from hospital.

Protea member, Natalie Du Toit, world record holder



Protea Sports Club.  Rehabilitation through Sport

Our Activities

Since then the club has expanded its activities to include tennis, field events for the disabled, table tennis, wheelchair rugby for quadriplegics and is the home venue for the St Giles wheelchair basketball team. We also have a social Section for Disabled which play board games and goes on cultural outings.


The club’s primary activity is archery, being one of the biggest archery venues in South Africa and one of only three archery clubs in the greater Cape Town area. It is affiliated to the Western Province archery Association as well as the Western Province association for the Physically Disabled. We receive no public funding and rely on membership fees, private donations and fundraising events to purchase the expensive and specialized equipment needed for Sport for the Disabled.




We Build Champions

Over the years we have produced a number of national champions, Olympians and Paralympians in various sporting disciplines. The following members of our club achieved great success this year.

The Protea Sports Club wheelchair rugby team
  • In Athens at the Paralympic Games Natalie du Toit got 5 Gold 1 Silver and established 4 new World Records for swimming.

  • Malcolm Pringle was awarded 1 Gold, 1 Silver and established 1 new world record for field events

  • Scott Field received 3 silver and 1 bronze medals for field events.



Our Chairman, Stephen de Lange can be contacted on 084 554 4939 or by e-mail for hall hire or any further information.





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We offer a wide variety of sports to participants of all ages, able-bodied and disabled and have active members ranging in age from 10 to 75. The club has since its inception been non-racial in character and has always promoted the culture of able bodied members assisting disabled members. Archery is particularly suited to wheelchair athletes and is probably the only sport where they can compete on equal terms with able-bodied athletes



The Protea Sports Club offers a host of activities.

  • On Monday evenings we have Archery
  • have Archery
  • Tuesday & Thursday evenings table Tennis from 19h30-21h30
  • Wednesday evenings Wheelchair Rugby or Basketball and Social for the Disabled.

Our Golden Oldie Archery Section practices on Friday mornings, with a once a month league shoot. On Saturday afternoons we have Disabled Field event practice and a beginners session in archery



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