Knysna Sport Academy

playing for the sake of the game


Knysna Sport Academy runs a very successful cycling program headed up by coach Paulus Sigonyela.

Children from the townships surrounding Knysna are encouraged to join our program free of charge. They simply register with the Academy, and their parents sign an indemnity form. All sessions for development cyclists are also free of charge. The young cyclists are split into specific groups to make the sessions as effective as possible. 


Under coach Iain Coetzee, who also coaches SWD U/11 and U/13, and assistant coach Conwin Hendricks, our cricket development program is doing extremely well.

Practice sessions are well attended, and the youngsters are improving all the time. We have boys from Plettenberg Bay and Sedgefield and Knysna attending practices.


Knysna Sport Academy presently has an average of 30 young development golfers – 9 girls and 21 boys – divided into Junior and Senior groups. Golfers are allocated personal golf sets which they use when attending practice. All golf coaching is done by Conwin Hendricks. Junior golfers are coached at KSA.

Every Monday (weather and course bookings permitting), golfers from the senior group are selected to play with the coaches at the Knysna Golf Club.  The junior group is coached at KSA. 

On Fridays (weather and course bookings permitting) selected senior players play 9 holes at Simola Golf Course, and once a month they play at Pezula Golf Course. These rounds of golf are generously sponsored by the three golf clubs.


The Academy is in partnership with Leisure Isle Bowling Club (LIBC), to develop lawn bowls. In 2019 Knysna Sport Academy boys registered for this program. The sessions take place at Leisure Isle Bowling Club, and the bowlers are transported to and from the LIBC by Knysna Sport Academy.

Johan de Bruin of LIBC heads up the coaching program. The bowlers take part in local tournaments and have consistently done well against more senior bowlers.

Four of the bowlers have also taken part in a number of tournaments in the area, and also attended the Eden Bowling Trials early in 2020.


Your questions about the Knysna Sport Academy answered

MTB Cycling, Golf, Cricket and Lawn Bowls

All school-going children in the Knysna area.

Registration forms are available from Knysna Sport Academy which must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian, and the original form returned to us.

Yes, please enquire at the Academy.

The Academy is funded by donations from several private individuals and organisations through the Knysna Sport Academy Development Trust as well as Knysna Primary School.