Basket ball, a sport not that familiar on South African grounds to make it’s debut this year. This time around it’ll be women holding it down on varsity courts.
Wits Women’s captain Danja Lunnemann sees the potential of varsity basket to grow and develop basket ball in South Africa as well as women’s basketball within the country.
“Varsity Basketball is such a great platform for women to showoff their talent in never-ending fight to have women up there too at the same time. I’m just glad the women’s Varsity Basketball league had to wait only one year after the first ever men’s competition. We’re so excited to show off our talent and play the sport we love”, Lunnemann said.
Lunnemann said further said that, “Varsity ball is important because it adds extra growth to the development of basketball in South Africa generally. Varsity Basketball will show South Africa that there’s more talent out there. This is a great stepping stone to grow basketball in South Africa.”
Broadening the sports horizon is very important and to see how inclusive sports has become over the years, women are now given a platform to represent women in sports within South Africa.
Varsity sports football results since kick-off
4 rounds to go until, one team claims the victory. We have experienced 5 rounds of varsity diski, and top of the football log is TUT with 10 points, making a two points difference between TUT and the teams which are in second and third place on the log.
Following on the football log in second place is the NMU which sits with 8 points together with UFS.
UWC, UJ and the UP follow each other on the log, after 5 rounds of football they all sit with a score of 7, followed by CUT with the score of 6 and UKZN with just 2 points making it last on the log.
Round 6 of football is set to take place on the 29th this week.
Gearing up for varsity Netball 2019
Eight teams and nine rounds, for the netball teams to begin their quest as they take it to the court for the number one spot.
The Madibaz, Maties, Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Tswane University of Technology (TUT), Univeristy of Free-State (UFS), Univeristy of Johannesburg ( UJ), University of Pretoria TUKS (UP Tuks), University of Western Cape (UWC) will take on 9 rounds for the varisty netbal glory.
Matches are set to begin on the 26th of August.
Round 1 of Varsity Football
Varsity football started on a high with all teams looking to make a good first impression, as kickoff began on Thursday afternoon.
The University of Free-state (UFS) went against the University of the Western Cape (UWC), starting kickoff with a close call win of 3-2, against the UWC.
FNB Player of the Match: Dylan O’Brien (UFS)
Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match:Nelson Chauke (UFS)
MTN Pulse Moment of Brilliance: Dylan O’Brien (UFS)
TUT vs UP-Tuks
The Tswane University of Technology (TUT) wouldn’t let the Univeristy of Pretoria claim victory as they managed to tackle the Univeristy of Pretoria (UP-Tuks) to a 1-0 at their home grounds.
FNB Player of the Match: Brian Tshoba (TUT)
Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Saver: Sikhumbuzo Ncube (TUT)
MTN Connector: Jurgen Booysen (UP-Tuks)
UJ vs CUT
The univeristy of Johannesburg (UJ) were confident enough to take on the Central University of Technology (CUT) at the CUT Stadium. UJ ended victorious with 1-0 score against CUT.
FNB Player of the Match: Thabang Lebese (UJ)
Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match: Alan Mabuza (UJ)
MTN Pulse Moment of Brilliance: Mpho Molwatse (CUT)
NMU vs UKZN
The Nelson Mandela University was playing at their home ground and made their fans proud, as they made their home ground an advantage leading up to a 2-1 victory against the University of Kwa-zulu Natal (UKZN).
FNB Player of the Match: Simphiwe Mlangeni (NWU)
Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match: Kagiso Ramadivhane (NWU)