Liezel bags bronze at Para Championships Japan

She did it again!

This alumna from the North-West University (NWU) is no stranger to the Land of the Rising Sun, as she also competed in Japan during the 2021 Paralympic Games.

Liezel finished third in the women’s 400m T37 race, and in doing so she also claimed South Africa’s first medal at the championships. In addition, she finished fifth in her long jump event.

Submitted on Mon, 05/20/2024 - 12:55

NWU sweeps North West Cricket awards

There are few sounds in life as sweet as that of a wicket being uprooted, or that of a bat bludgeoning a ball to the boundary. Cricket is a sport that thrills and enthrals in equal measures, and one the North-West University (NWU) excels at.

On Saturday, 11 May, North West Cricket held its annual awards ceremony and the NWU Eagles occupied the podium crease.

The NWU Eagles’ team from the Mahikeng Campus was honoured as First League team winners, as was the Eagles team from the Potchefstroom Campus, who won both the Premier A League and the Premier A T20 League.

Submitted on Tue, 05/14/2024 - 09:26

NWU to host inaugural Spring Sport Science Summit

In the world of sport, to keep the edge, you need to know the cutting edge.

The first ever Spring Sport Science Summit will be hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) from 16 to 19 September.

The primary objective of this summit is to invest in academic excellence and promote professional development, especially in the field of sport and coaching sciences. The focus of the summit will be to look at innovations in performance enhancement and injury prevention. It is about cutting-edge sport science.

Submitted on Mon, 05/13/2024 - 12:58

Perfect season glory: NWU Young Guns takes the title, undefeated!

The North-West University (NWU) Young Guns (YGs) defended their 2023 title after defeating FNB UFS Shimlas 39-36 in Bloemfontein on Monday, 22 April. The camaraderie between the coaching staff and players was exemplified on the field of play, as the NWU Eagles won the tournament for the second year in a row - without losing a game.

The Eagles were able to claim bragging rights thanks to tries from Hanro Venter (4), Pieter Coetzee, and Angelo Daniels. Michael Mosert's amazing footwork, together with a penalty, gave the Eagles the deserved win.

Submitted on Thu, 04/25/2024 - 08:51

Prof Bismark: NWU Young Guns, you are champions, again!

You did it again, boys. Today, I can barely contain my pride after your immense performance in the 2024 Varsity Young Guns final against Shimlas in Bloemfontein. Not only did you beat your opponents on their home turf 39-36, but you did so in spectacular fashion with a try at the death.

In doing so, you have ensured that the North-West University (NWU) is Young Guns champions for the second consecutive year. What an achievement!

Submitted on Tue, 04/23/2024 - 08:46

Prof Bismark lauds Springboks as Newsmaker of the Year

The World Cup winning Springboks were named the 2023 Newsmaker of the Year by the National Press Club on Wednesday 17 April. The event is sponsored by the North-West University (NWU) and was held at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. Prof Bismark Tyobeka, principal and vice-chancellor of the NWU, lauded the Springboks for their immense achievements and their contributions to nation building, whilst also highlighting the integral role the press plays in working democracy.

Submitted on Fri, 04/19/2024 - 11:08

NWU Eagles YG to face Shimlas YG in FNB Young Guns Final

The North-West University (NWU) Eagles Young Guns (YG) are heading to the FNB Young Guns Final after defeating FNB UCT Ikeys YG 31-24 at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds on Monday, 15 April.

A rather slow start from the NWU Eagles YG saw the home team nearly getting punished by a missed penalty kick from the Ikeys full back, Monray Daars. Soon afterwards, Jamaine Dampies’ dazzling solo run gave the NWU Eagles YG the lead. UCT Ikeys YG responded with a close-range try from Ali-Amjad Osman.

Submitted on Tue, 04/16/2024 - 14:38

Player joins professional women’s football league

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

Lebohang Mpakanyane from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) women’s football team has joined Tshwane University of Technology, a team in the Hollywoodbets Super League, which is a professional South African women's football league.

She is the second female player from the NWU to go professional, following in the footsteps of Khensani Nkuna who joined the Royal AM team.

Submitted on Fri, 04/12/2024 - 14:06