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NWU Soccer Institute goalkeeper coach joins PSL team

North-West University (NWU) goalkeeper coach Thato Haraba has recently joined South Africa Premier Soccer League team Bloemfontein Celtic FC as a goalkeeper coach for the Free State-based outfit.

Thato has been with the NWU Soccer Institute as a goal keeper coach since January 2020…

NWU tennis wizz to partake in International Premier Tennis Challenge

North-West University (NWU) student Mogami Gideon Thakgwe has been invited to take part in the KM Sports International Premier Tennis Challenge.

The tournament – which will take place from 9 to 14 January 2021 at Selbourne Park in East London…

Didintle is a netball superstar

 

North-West University (NWU) alumna Didintle Keebine literally eats, sleeps and breathes netball and her dedication to the sport has paid off.

After participating in the recent Telkom Netball League, she was announced as one of the superstars of the tournament.Didintle, who started playing netball at the age of six, says she…

NWU boasts three players in provisional Protea netball squad

One North-West University (NWU) student and two alumni will represent the university when netball stars from South Africa and Malawi battle it out in a three-match series in Rustenburg from 26 to 30 November 2020.

Former (NWU coach and current Protea head coach, Dorette Badenhorst, recently named the provisional squad of 30 players for…

NWU female rugby team wins Leopards virtual rugby tournament

The female rugby team on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus was crowned the winners of the Leopards Rugby Virtual League tournament on 25 October 2020.

The NWU team won the league with 3 104 votes and 24 points.

With the lockdown still being a reality, the Leopards Rugby Club decided to host a virtual…

How six days in Potchefstroom saved Australia

By Bertie Jacobs

Our dreaded enemy, our mortal foes. The Australian cricket team elicits a special kind of response from South Africans (and every other test-playing nation), most notably in the form of vitriol and expressions not fit for the printed or digital page. Battles between our respective bests, especially in the red ball…

Lee-Anne Diab - Improving athletes’ recovery through science

North-West University (NWU) alumna Lee-Anne Diab has turned her passion for sports into a successful career. The sporting fanatic is currently the first female sports scientist in rugby at The Blue Bulls Company, and one of the first women consulting for national and international sporting codes.

She is also the chief executive…

Club player Kazlo boasts with 50 games for the first team

Taking the field in 50 games for your rugby club’s first team is definitely an exceptional achievement. Kazlo Holtzhauzen of the rugby club of the North-West University (NWU) in Vanderbijlpark – the NWU Vaal Rugby Club – achieved this honour earlier this year.

The 27-year-old Kazlo not only shines as player for the club, but also as…

Ilze goes all out to follow her sports dream

Ilze du Plessis believes that your attitude determines whether your path through life is going to be thorny or strewn with rose petals. And if you look at the long list of accomplishments this 18-year-old first-year student at the Vanderbijlpark Campus of the North-West University (NWU) has achieved on the sports field, it is clear that she is…

NWU hosts virtual golf day

Dust off those golf clubs that have been sitting in the garage for the past four months – the North-West University (NWU) is hosting a virtual golf day.

The NWU Virtual Golf Day will be held on 18 July and will be open to all staff, students and members of the public.

To participate, register yourself on Wufoo (https://…