Sport

TuksNetball bounce back at Varsity Netball

CHAD JOHNSTON

UP’s Rembrandt hall hosted the fourth and fifth round of the Varsity Netball competition on 10 and 11 September respectively. UP Tuks Netball started round four against Maties Netball and then blitzed past UJ Netball to a comfortable win i n round five of the competition.

Despite a shaky start to the competition, TuksNetball showed exactly why they made it to the final of the competition last year. The ladies started the competition well, with a 53-43 victory over UFS Kovsies Netball, but were outplayed by last year’s champions NWU Netball by 40 points to 34 in the second round.

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TuksCheerleading: the secret behind UP’s sporting success

ANTHONY JORDAAN

TuksCheerleading is best described as the unheralded backbone of TuksSport, and perhaps even as one of the fundamental pieces in the framework that has led to UP’s sporting success in recent years, including 2017. UP has achieved unparalleled levels of success in 2017 in the Varsity Rugby, Hockey, and Athletics tournaments, and the Tuks Cheerleaders have been present at all of them.

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Sport, building a nation since 1995

SAM MUKWAMU

There are very few things that possess the ability to bring people with different backgrounds together like sports. It is this ability to bring people together that has made sports one of the most effective tools in nation building. Sport creates the perfect environment for people to come together for a common goal and for a country as diverse as South Africa sport has promoted social cohesion, as well as national pride.

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Sport Update

CHAD JOHNSTON AND NTOMBI MKANDHLA

 

Athletics

TuksAthletics 400m hurdles athlete, LJ van Zyl, won the bronze medal with a time of 49.69 seconds at the Memorial Borisa Hanzekovica meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. Kyron McMaster, from the British Virgin Islands, came in second place with a time of 49.49 seconds. Abderrahaman Sambaof, from Qatar, clocked 48.70 seconds, and came in first place.

van Zyl expressed enthusiasm about his win, telling the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) that he was happy with his performance as his win was a “nice solid third place”.

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Football round-up

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN

Varsity Football and ABSA Premiership are all in full swing as at least three rounds of fixtures have been played.

After seven rounds of fixtures, the 2017 Varsity Football season has been dominated by defending champions, TUT Football. The TUT side has picked up five impressive wins from seven matches. They are at the top of the Varsity Football log with 17 points. TUT Football’s campaign has seen them score 19 goals in total, with the bulk of these coming in a 7-0 victory over UFH Football in the second round. TUT Football is the only team confirmed with a spot in the semi-finals on 14 September. Despite an impressive campaign, TUT are not without challengers to their place at the top, as UWC Football and CUT Football have both produced good results, giving them second and third place respectively. Both teams have 12 points each. TuksFootball’s campaign has proven to be difficult and disappointing so far. For a team which was considered to be a title contender from the onset, the team is currently fourth on the log. A tough away-game against TUT in the opening round, ending in a 1-1 draw, set the tone for their upcoming fixtures.

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