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Five minutes with TuksFootball goalkeeper Dylan Paterson

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN


Perdeby caught up with Varsity Football and USSA shot-stopper Dylan Paterson.

 

On 7 September TuksFootball won their encounter against CUT Football in what was a tough game. What are your thoughts concerning the result as well as the season so far?

It was not exactly a must-win game, but we built it up as one as we were coming off the back of two good victories. Right now, we are coming into that part of the season where we can start building the momentum that I think we need to carry on building all the way to the final.

What did you feel has been different about the start of this year’s Varsity Football campaign? What do you think could have been done better?

Well this year’s national championships were a lot closer to Varsity Football, so we had spent a few months preparing for that tournament and once it was done, we had to almost go straight into Varsity Football. We were all fully prepared but just didn’t take our chances, I think that’s just the way football is. I believe now that everyone can see that the tide is turning and we are starting to take those chances now and win games.

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South African trailblazers: TuksBadminton

ANTHONY JORDAAN

TuksBadminton is an indoor racket sport that affords opportunities to athletes looking to take up a new hobby, or looking to join one of South Africa’s most competitive university badminton clubs.

With regards to competitive participation, the club implements the use of an active high-performance program in partnership with Northern Gauteng Badminton, through which the club offers national level coaching to athletes. As a sport, there are five events that are played in Badminton, women’s and men’s singles, women’s and men’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

In 2017 TuksBadminton has participated in a host of competitions, including the Northern Gauteng Badminton League, the Northern Gauteng CAT1 Tournament, and the USSA Badminton Tournament hosted by UP in Pretoria. The University team had mixed results in the July USSA Tournament.

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Football transfers: a guide

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN

For most football lovers, the regular season’s two transfer windows (January and July/August) are some of the most exciting and nerve-wracking months of the year. With virtually any player from any club able to go anywhere at any time for any price, the transfer market is most often described as an almost chaotic over-the-top drama. It involves clubs, players, payers’ agents, directors of football, lawyers as well as any and every one officially associated with professional football. The process of moving a player (or manager) from one club to another can be fairly lengthy and intricate, with parties involved having to be careful not to fall foul of various local and international football laws in order to avoid paying fines or perhaps even being banned from participating in future transfer windows.

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TuksExploratio host annual 24-hour Everest Challenge

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN

Climbers from various universities and climbing clubs took part in TuksExploratio’s annual Everest Challenge on 9 and 10 September. The event pitted teams of at least 12 climbers against one another, with the goal being to see which group could climb the equivalent height of Mount Everest (8803 metres) within a 24-hour period.

Going into the event, it was the TuksExploratio team who were looking to defend their title having won the 2016 challenge in a record 12 hours and 14 minutes. However, this year, they faced a tough challenge from the likes of Never Again, a team comprised of Wits alumni, Boulder Cave (a local bouldering club), as well as the team from NWU-Pukke.

Upon arrival, participants were notified that university security would unfortunately not allow the event to continue for the full 24-hours, and they instead would have to make do with just 12 hours of climbing time. This meant that any team hoping to reach Everest’s “summit” would need to do it in record time.

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Sport Update 18 September

EMMANUEL OLUSUGEN & NTOMBI MKANDHLA

Cricket

Eight Assupol TuksCricket players took part in the #eKasiChallenge as part of the Multiply Titans, beating the Highveld Lions by 71 runs. The Multiply Titans clinched the Momentum eKasi Challenge trophy by piling up 363 for eight in their 50 overs, dismissing the Highveld Lions for 292 in the 48th over. TuksCricket player Aiden Markham was Player of the Match.

Fitness

House Education, in collaboration with Move4Fitness which a student-driven fitness initiative, recently held a night-time bo ot camp. Called #SweatTillYouGlow, the fitness event was held at the Urban Soccer Stadium. Boniswa Tele, the chair of House Education, said the event was a continuation of their previous fitness event #SummerBodyFitness.

Describing #SweatTillYouGlow as a “dance party”, Tele said attendees worked out to popular upbeat music. Tickets ranged between R80 and R120. Sponsors of the event included the Department of Student Affairs (DSA), the manager of transformation and monitoring at the Dean’s office of the Faculty of Education Dr. Rakgadi Phatlane, Haloa Coffee and other anonymous sponsors.

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Perdeby Poll

For how much longer will you be attending your classes this semester?

I will be going to all the classes everyday - 59.6%
For another week, then I will get back to sleeping in - 10.3%
What attendance? - 30.1%

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