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Lucy Twani: Taking the lead on netball player development

Player development: it is imbedded in the core of netball at the North-West University (NWU), and if there is a more enthusiastic proponent of this than Lucy Twani, this person will be hard to find.

Lucy is the high-performance netball coach for the junior teams at the Potchefstroom Campus, and it is because of this 27-year-old’s…

NWU Eagles seek redemption

The North-West University (NWU) Eagles are determined to display a more clinical performance in their fourth match of the Varsity Football 2023 tournament on 17 August. This comes close on the heels of a 2-1 loss to the Tshwane University of Technology.

"Execution proved to be a challenge in our previous match. While we managed to…

NWU secures 3-0 victory in Varsity football showdown

Following a goalless draw in their first match against the University of Johannesburg during the opening round of Varsity Football, the North-West University (NWU) triumphed with a score of 3-0.

Entering the game with a single-minded focus to secure victory against VUT, their initial attempt at netting a goal materialised just five…

Jarred gears up for World Student Games

Badminton boffin Jarred Elliott, a 23-year-old second-year student in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the North-West University (NWU), will represent the NWU and South Africa at the upcoming International University Sports Federation (FISU) Summer World University Games in China.

Recognising the immense responsibility that comes with…

NWU and UJ share the spoils

In a thrilling first-round match of the Varsity Football tournament, the North-West University (NWU) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) showcased their prowess on the pitch, ultimately sharing the spoils in an intense 0-0 draw.

The highly anticipated clash took place on Thursday, 27 July at the NWU Mahikeng stadium, where both…

The NWU is ready for the Varsity Football tournament

Caretaker coach Amos Xabanisa is brimming with confidence that the North-West University (NWU) football team is fully prepared to take on the challenges that lie ahead in the upcoming Varsity Football tournament.

In their bid to gauge their readiness, the team has engaged in a series of friendly matches. The NWU faced tough opponents,…

Liezel adds new arrow to her athletics quiver

There was little doubt that she would be able to do it. Scratch that – less than a little, but just more than none. Liezel Gouws says that perhaps she would not have ended on the podium in the long-jump event at the recent Para Athletics World Championships, but a top position was definitely booked for her.

“I started with long jump…

Naiden Jaarts takes to the air

Whether his graceful dive would cause his wings to be clipped was touch and go. He still gives a slightly embarrassed laugh when he thinks about it. It was Monday, 27 February in Potchefstroom during the Varsity Cup. The North-West University (NWU) Eagles were battling the Shimlas on the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds in what was to end in a 63-…

Six–love for tennis star Johann

It has been 148 years since Frenchman Pierre Babolat took natural gut–derived from cow intestine – to make tennis racket strings. Now, the top-ranked male tennis player at the North-West University (NWU) is using his Babolet Pure Drive racket to run opponents ragged on courts across the country.  

In fact, 20-year-old Johann Coetzee,…

Beanpole Elmeré reaching World Cup heights

She is one of the tallest netball players in the country, but there seem to be no end to the heights Elmeré van den Berg can achieve on the netball court.

The 1,91m beanpole who hails from Bloemfontein, matriculated from Jim Fouché High School before joining the North-West University (NWU) where she is currently enrolled in a sports…