Like Chapters, Alumni clubs offer opportunities for continued friendship with fellow alumni and engagement with Wits. The main difference is that clubs are interest-based, bringing together alumni with similar interests in sport, culture or hobby. Alumni clubs could range from golf, to wine-tasting, to theatre or book clubs.
A club would need a convenor but would not necessarily need to be governed by a constitution or steering committee. The Office of Alumni Relations would provide assistance by e-mailing invitations and, if necessary, taking RSVPs.
If you are interested in forming a club, please contact Justine Dangor on 011 717 1091 or email@example.com
Our current clubs include:
Basketball for Wits Alumni
Read the club's constitution here.
For more information please contact:
Tshepo Ditshego firstname.lastname@example.org, 084 300 0318 or 011 448 6582
Varsity Kudus are a running club based at Wits University in Johannesburg.
We have regular club runs, on Wednesday evenings at 5:30, leaving from the Wits Club on West Campus.
We do 8-12km. Members and guests are very welcome to join us.
For more information please contact: Chairperson: Heather Kennedy
email@example.com, 083 252 3250
BIDVest Wits FC
With a total membership in excess of 1500 players, Bidvest Wits is the largest football club in Africa, and one of the largest on the planet as far as we are aware.
Composition: The club is made up of the following: * A professional team participating in the top division of the Premier Soccer League * A reserve team participating in the PSL Reserve League * An Under 19 (Colts) team participating in the SAFA Colts league * 5 Student and amateur teams participating in various amateur Gauteng leagues * A development section consisting of 17 teams from Under 6 to Under 17 * Three divisions of student teams consisting of a total of 28 teams * Two divisions of accounting graduates teams consisting of 20 teams * A ladies team participating in the tertiary education institutions competitions
* To strive for success in competitions, particularly at professional level.
* To provide opportunities for both students and non-students of all races and ages to play football at all levels.
* To conduct the Club s affairs with honesty, integrity and dignity.
* To run a development programme that provides the highest quality of coaching at all levels so that players may be empowered to advance themselves through the sport.
* To administer the Club along professional business lines so as to maximise profits which may then be fed back into further development and infrastructure building.
* To support the education and career development of our playing, coaching and administrative staff through bursaries and grants to attend courses, schools, colleges, and the University of the Witwatersrand.
FNB Wits University Rugby Club, one of the few truly student - oriented rugby clubs in South Africa. Rugby was first played at Wits in 1909, making FNB Wits Rugby Club one of the oldest rugby clubs in Gauteng. Over the years, the Club has produced players of the calibre of Springboks James Small, Richard Prentis, Wilf Rosenberg and Owen Nkumane, as well as many provincial players.
We have entered 4 senior teams in the Canterbury Pirates Grand Challenge League, as well as Under 21 and Under 19 teams. The Interfaculty League features faculty teams from within the University, and provides an opportunity for players who prefer not to play league rugby, to still participate, albeit on a more social level. The Club participates in the annual University Sports South Africa tournament, and undertakes short tours to venues around South Africa. We also regularly host touring teams from overseas.
We have a group of talented, innovative coaches, who have set their sights on total success for Wits Rugby. Attractive bursaries are awarded each year by the Wits Sports Council and the Rugby Club.
Should you wish to become part of the Wits success story, whether as a player, coach or administrator, please contact the Sports Officer in charge of Rugby, Quintin van Rooyen, on (011) 717- 9417 or 083 289 3853/ 083 557 7903. firstname.lastname@example.org