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TuksTaekwondo to perform at Open Day

ANTHONY JORDAAN
TuksTaekwondo perform their annual demonstration on the Aula grass at 10:00 at UP’s Open Day. The club has taken to performing demonstrations every year at major UP interactive events. Perdeby spoke with the club chairperson of TuksTaekwondo, Mr Deran Naidoo, ahead of the Open Day to better understand the structure and the objectives for hosting the demonstration.

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Five minutes with Coach Human

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN
Coach Pote Human has a variety of achievements under his belt that include his work as the Blue Bulls Currie Cup Head Coach in the 2005/6 season and the Blue Bulls Super Rugby forward coach from 2005 to 2008. Since joining TuksRugby as head coach in 2013, he has played an integral role in leading UP to their incredible Varsity Cup Final win this year where they beat Stellenbosch University (Maties) with a solid 28-21 score line. Perdeby met up with Coach Human to discuss his successes of this year.

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UP-Tuks reach the finals of the 2017 Varsity Cup

KWAZI SOKHELA

UP-Tuks has set up a intense finals clash with the University of Stellenbosch (Maties) after they defeated the University of the Free State (UFS-Shimlas) by 28 points to 21 in a tightly contested semi-final on Monday night at the Tuks Stadium.

As proceedings got underway, the Shimlas were the early aggressors as they tested the UP-Tuks defence. The visitors, however, were not able to capitalise on their early dominance within the first ten minutes. Despite the strong start by the Shimlas, it was UP-Tuks that registered the first points of the night. In the 12th minute, fly-half Tinus de Beer managed to penetrate the Shimlas’ defence, creating an overlap for winger Sibahle Maxwane to exploit, which ultimately led to him scoring the first try of the night. De Beer converted Maxwane’s try to put Tuks 7-0 ahead.

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UP sports research institute continues to grow

KWAZI SOKHELA
The Institute for Sport, Exercise Medicine, and Lifestyle Research has continued to make developments in implementing, as Professor Martin Schwellnus (the director of the Institute) describes, “the hub of a big service centre for athletes”. It is a service centre whereby UP athletes and athletes from surrounding areas are able to consult with medical experts to receive assistance with sports medicine, and sport-related injuries and complications.

The Institute for Sport, Exercise Medicine, and Lifestyle Research, which was established in 2015 by UP, is an institution where research is conducted between the institution itself and its interdisciplinary and multi-faculty partners and affiliates. The institution aims to acquire more insight and knowledge in the field of sports medicine – particularly the adaptation to more healthy, nutritional lifestyles and practices, increased activity in sport and exercise, and the prevention of exercise induced injuries.

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The Move4Fitness movement

KWAZI SOKHELA
A new health and fitness initiative is emerging at the University of Pretoria and the surrounding Hatfield area in the form of the Move4Fitness boot camps. Move4Fitness is a student-driven project that was founded by UP students, Mphosi Matete and Donald Marrocane. The two are both in the final year of pursuing their degrees in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Matete describes the movement as a way of encouraging fun health awareness. The boot camps, which have been taking place on Saturday mornings since 18 February at Urban 5occer, consist of a fitness-related session, a boot camp, and a dance session. During the fitness session, those taking part perform body weight exercises, sport sprints and burpees. Matete and Marrocane believe that you do not need a gym membership to stay fit and healthy.

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