The Centre for Sport Leadership


The Centre for Sport Leadership was established as a unit within Maties Sport in 2019 with the aim of expanding the academic footprint of sport at Stellenbosch University. It acts as an interface between sport and the academic community by pursuing four broad activity streams:

  • 1 Leadership development within a sporting context
  • 2 Provision of thought leadership through impactful research
  • 3 Development and delivery of sport-related short courses
  • 4 Custodian of Maties Sport’s social impact and internationalisation strategies

Current research focus areas for the Centre include the historical intersection between sport and politics in the South African context, as well as the application of data science within sport. The Centre takes an interdisciplinary approach to its research activities and looks to partner with other academic units or individual researchers.


Head: Centre for Sport Leadership:
Dr Nana Adom-Aboagye
Theme: Sport For Development
Tel: 021 808 9922

Other Researchers:
Prof Albert Grundlingh (Research Fellow)
Mr Kudzai Chidamwoyo (Master’s Student)