Sport as religion

dreams come true

At SEPHS Hotel, we firmly believe in dreams. In the dreams of the talents on our campus, of the top athletes who continue to grow here and, of course, in the dreams of you personally.

Do you dream about that next victory, a boost in your (athletic) career, a quick recovery or just unwinding? At SEPHS, we love to dream with you. Maybe you can even turn those dreams into reality here or go home with new dreams.

Who is SEPHS?

We like to tell you. SEPHS comes from St. Joseph. Known as a saint for his role as a father figure, caring and a hard worker. Probably not for nothing the name the monastery bore when the fathers founded a grammar school for boys here. In their way, they tried to get the best out of their students who were getting ready for their adult lives here. Just like the large care acility that later created a home here on the Watersley grounds for residents with intellectual disabilities. No longer under the name St. Joseph, but still with the best possible care, everything was done at this place to allow talents to flourish.

Joseph is also the one after whom Joop Petit is named. Joop is an architect and social entrepreneur. After the monastery and surrounding grounds were left fallow, it was Joop who saw plenty of opportunities to create a place here for talent development of a next generation. This makes Joop one of the creators and founders of Watersley Sport & Talentpark, as well as SEPHS Hotel.

SEPHS, on the other hand, is not a saint or a clergyman. Nor an architect or an elite athlete. SEPHS does believe in the dreams of a new generation. In talent that can grow and flourish if you dare to look at it in a different way. According to SEPHS, sport is the right tool for this. Because sport connects, delights and incites to actions that exceed your wildest dreams. That is, if you care for and invest in it with dedication and in the right way. The monastery may no longer be a holy place but it is a place where sport is elevated to religion. Where history has been brought to life. Not by tearing down and rebuilding, but by building on what is there. By adding only what is needed to give that new generation of talents everything they need to be the best they can be. That’s how SEPHS provides. Exactly as St. Joseph once did here.

Watersley

Sleeping at SEPHS Hotel means being part of the Watersley Sports & Talentpark. A place where, together with a new generation, we make the world a little more beautiful. Where top sports and talent development are central. Where you benefit from everything it takes to get the best out of yourself. But also a place where you make a valuable contribution to help the top athletes you grow.

Because that’s is how we do it here at SEPHS. Together, with each other. Because you can never dream to big. Together you can come a long way and make dreams come true.

Keep believing. Keep dreaming.

Ready to Dream?

Sport as religion

At SEPHS Hotel, we firmly believe in dreams. In the dreams of the talents on our campus, of the top athletes who continue to grow here and, of course, in the dreams of you personally.

Do you dream about that next victory, a boost in your (athletic) career, a quick recovery or just unwinding? At SEPHS, we love to dream with you. Maybe you can even turn those dreams into reality here or go home with new dreams.