The North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute outplayed Limpopo-based outfit Kingborn FC by eight goals to zero in the Nedbank Cup Play-offs. They now qualify to play in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup.
In this opinion piece, Prof JP Rossouw, a research fellow and former director of the Education and Human Rights in Diversity research unit at the North-West University (NWU), examines society’s approach to sport participation in school.
When you achieve 75 per cent of the objectives of your three-year turnaround plan in one year, one of two things happened: either your goals were set too low, or you had an exceptional season. In the case of the North-West University (NWU) Vaal Rugby Club the second scenario applies.
It can be a warzone. Imagine 22 elite athletes able to hit a granite hard field hockey ball to speeds in excess of 100 km/h. Imagine having to fend off the opposing team’s hockey sticks, while chasing after and protecting that precious ball. Broken bones and shattered noses are common.
It feels like she has been on the international sporting scene much longer than her 22 years of age, and yet the accolades keep rolling in for Jo-Ané van Dyk.
What a year for Louis van der Westhuizen and what a night at the recent year-end function of the North-West University (NWU) Rugby Institute.