In its over one and a half centuries of existence, DHS has produced some of the finest sportsmen in their respective fields in the world. Batsmen who have delighted crowds with stroke play of timeless elegance, rugby players with flair and guts; other individuals who have excelled in water sports: surfing, life saving, water polo, canoeing and swimming. There have been golfers, tennis players, hockey players and the list goes on… Sport has always been important at DHS. It is an integral part of the School’s “Heritage of Excellence”. This is not just about being in the winning team and succeeding for the sake of success.
Yes, it is important to be competitive. However, being good at sport at DHS means far more than trouncing the opposition and covering oneself with glory. The best and most successful sportsmen, some of them world-famous, who came through this School have always been the individuals who learned to respect others and through that process, acquired their own self-esteem. These have been humble people who, through the medium of intense sporting rivalry, have gleaned some of the great lessons in life