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TuksArchery Autumn Championships

ANTHONY JORDAAN
TuksArchery will welcome archers from around the country to the TuksArchery Range on 3 and 4 June, when the club hosts their Annual Autumn Championship. The two-day tournament will fall within the provincial qualifying cycle.

The scores shot at the tournament count towards provincial and national colours. It is also the last opportunity in the year for archers to shoot qualification scores for inclusion into the gold squad, and subsequently receive invites to the Protea team trials ahead of the upcoming international World Cup event in Germany in August, the Senior World Championships in Mexico, and the Junior World Championships in Argentina.

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Staying healthy in winter

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN
Cold weather almost always brings with it an insatiable desire to remain indoors as long as possible. Early morning runs and gym sessions tend to be fewer and far between during the winter months. This time of year does not only come with more hours being spent indoors, but also more food being consumed. A study by cardiologist, Judith Ockene, found that the average person tends to eat almost 86 calories more per day during colder seasons than warmer ones. This increased intake of food (often cheaper and unhealthy food when it comes to the average student on a budget) coupled with inactivity does not bode well for our health. So what can be done to beat the slump? Here are some tips to help you stay healthy this winter.

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A history of Varsity Sports

KWAZI SOKHELA
Varsity Sports has fast become the premier stage for inter-varsity based competition in South Africa. Consisting of several sporting codes, Varsity Sports has provided a platform for young sportspeople to showcase their talent and an opportunity to launch their professional sporting careers.

Varsity Sports, which is facilitated by Advent Sport Entertainment and Media (ASEM) in collaboration with the University Sports Company (USC), has served as a great source of entertainment and has garnered much popularity from students throughout the country with its unconventional and innovative rules.

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Varsity Hockey returns

ANTHONY JORDAAN
The fifth edition of the Varsity Hockey competition has been underway since 5 May. The thought on everyone’s mind, coming into the opening weekend in Stellenbosch, was whether the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) women would emulate their men’s team from 2016, and claim a consecutive Varsity Hockey title in the latest instalment of the competition.

Ever since the inaugural women’s tournament in 2013, the competition has operated on a biennial basis, whereby women and men alternate years in which they compete in the competition. The women’s team from the University of Stellenbosch (Maties) won the tournament in 2013, but since UJ has claimed the remaining three titles on offer, with their women’s team’s single 2015 triumph sandwiched between their men’s consecutive triumphs in 2014 and 2016.

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Former UP players leave their mark on Super Rugby

KWAZI SOKHELA

The University of Pretoria is setting a trend in their contribution to producing young and fresh rugby players who have gone on to compete in the professional rugby scene in South Africa. This is evident from the number of previous UP-players that currently feature for the Blue Bulls team in the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Warrick Gelant

Gelant played for UP in the 2014 Varsity Cup campaign and is tipped as an exciting prospect for the future with his ability to identify and create space and draw in the opposition’s’ defence in offensive play. The fullback has SA sevens rugby experience under his belt and was selected to play for the Junior Springboks in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships and the 2015 World Rugby under-20 Championships. Gelant’s talent further emerged on the rugby scene with his impressive displays in the 2015 Currie Cup. Gelant’s 2016 season was hampered with injuries, however he has managed to successfully recover and will be looking to establish himself in the Blue Bulls starting line up

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