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2017 USSA Winter Championships

When: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - Saturday, 08 July 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Parktown Education Campus
Start time:8:00
Enquiries:

  - @WitsSport

 

A busy time awaits Wits Sport students with the hosting of several USSA Winter Tournaments during the June/ July holidays.

Wits Sport will host the following USSA Winter tournaments in 2017.

Hockey: 28 June - 2 July 2017

Rugby: 3 - 7 July 2017

Chess: 3 - 7 July 2017

Gymnastics: 3 - 7 July 2017

Football(Marx Park): 3 - 7 July 2017

Fixtures: http://www.wits.ac.za/sport/ussa/

Away Tournaments include the following:

Basketball: 3 - 7 July 2017 (Stellenbosch)

Netball: 3 - 7 July 2017 (Potchefstroom)

Table Tennis: 10 - 14 July 2017 (Kimberley)

Varsity Hockey – Stellenbosch Leg

When: Friday, 05 May 2017 - Monday, 08 May 2017
Where: Off campus
Stellenbosch
Start time:13:30

Good luck to the team! #WitsHockey #ProudWitsie

5-8 May 2017: Varsity Hockey – Stellenbosch Leg

5 May vs Pukke                 13:30

6 May vs NMMU                 13:30

7 May vs UFS                    13:30

8 May vs UKZN                  13:30                       *TV Game

 

Varsity Hockey – Potchefstroom

When: Monday, 15 May 2017 - Monday, 15 May 2017
Where: Off campus
Start time:13:15

Good luck to the team! #WitsHockey #ProudWitsie

12 – 15 May 2017: Varsity Hockey – Potchefstroom

12 May vs UJ                         13:30

13 May vs Maties                   15:15

14 May vs Tuks                      15:15      *TV Game

15 May – Semi Finals                             *TV Game

 

Wits Sport Open Day

When: Friday, 19 May 2017 - Friday, 19 May 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Wits Sturrock Park
Start time:14:30
RSVP:

kerry.yates@wits.ac.za

Open to all Gr11 and Gr12 scholars that wants to be the next Wits Student-Athlete Star.

Academic Guidance, Registration Assistance and Information on our High Performance and Competitive Sports Codes will be supplied. Contact session information for the remainder of the year will also be given.

Hockey World League Semi-Finals

When: Saturday, 08 July 2017 - Sunday, 23 July 2017
Where: Parktown Education Campus
Start time:8:45
Enquiries:

http://www.fih.ch/

Cost: R40.00 pp(TBC)

Wits Hockey braces itself for hosting duties in the form of the 2017 Men’s and Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Finals from 8 to 23 July.

With excitement ahead of the 2017 Hockey World League Finals and the 2018 Hockey World Cups at fever pitch, Wits Hockey braces itself for hosting duties in the form of the 2017 Men’s and Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Finals from 8 to 23 July.

Mens Hockey World League Fixtures - http://www.fih.ch/events/hockey-world-league/2017-men-hockey-world-league-semi-final-rsa/

Womens Hockey World League Fixtures - http://www.fih.ch/events/hockey-world-league/2017-women-hockey-world-league-semi-final-rsa/

 

2017 Varsity Football

When: Thursday, 27 July 2017 - Thursday, 27 July 2017
Where: Off campus
Start time:15:00

The best 8 university soccer teams will once again duke it out for the Varsity Football title.

Most of the action will be on Thursdays with many games on live on Supersport. The fixtures for Wits are as follows:

27 Jul vs UWC             18:30                       Cape Town

3 Aug vs NWU              18:50                       Mafeking               *TV Game

10 Aug vs CUT              18:30                       Wits

17 Aug vs UJ                 16:00                       Wits                     *TV Game

24 Aug vs Tuks            16:00                       Pretoria                 *TV Game

31 Aug vs TUT              18:30                       Wits

7 Sep vs UFH                16:00                       Wits                      *TV Game

14 Sep – Semi Finals

28 Sep – Finals

 

Varsity Football: Wits vs CUT

When: Thursday, 10 August 2017 - Thursday, 10 August 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Start time:18:30
Enquiries:

https://www.facebook.com/varsitysportsSA/app/266463126855932/

http://www.varsitysportssa.com/

 

Varsity Football: Wits vs CUT at 18:30 at the Bidvest Stadium. First home game of the season.

Download the Varsity Sport App  which will allow you to buy tickets for your favorite Varsity Sports and Varsity Cup Matches. You will also be able to view News, Fixtures, Results and Logs for all Varsity Sports tournaments. Number of free tickets also available on this platform.

Varsity Football: Wits vs UJ

When: Thursday, 17 August 2017 - Thursday, 17 August 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Start time:18:15
Enquiries:

http://www.varsitysportssa.com/

https://www.facebook.com/varsitysportsSA/app/266463126855932/

 

Varsity Football: Wits vs UJ at 18:15 at the Bidvest Stadium. Derby Time!!!!!

Download the Varsity Sport App  which will allow you to buy tickets for your favorite Varsity Sports and Varsity Cup Matches. You will also be able to view News, Fixtures, Results and Logs for all Varsity Sports tournaments. Number of free tickets also available on this platform.

Varsity Football: Wits vs TUT

When: Monday, 04 September 2017 - Monday, 04 September 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Bidvest Stadium
Start time:18:30
Enquiries:

http://www.varsitysportssa.co.za/

https://www.facebook.com/varsitysportsSA/

Varsity Football: Wits vs TUT at 18:30 at the Bidvest Stadium. Come watch the Witsies take on the 2016 champions.

Download the Varsity Sport App  which will allow you to buy tickets for your favorite Varsity Sports and Varsity Cup Matches. You will also be able to view News, Fixtures, Results and Logs for all Varsity Sports tournaments. Number of free tickets also available on this platform.

Varsity Football: Wits vs UFH

When: Thursday, 07 September 2017 - Thursday, 07 September 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Bidvest Stadium
Start time:16:00
Enquiries:

www.facebook.com/varsitysportsSA/

www.varsitysportssa.com/

 

Varsity Football: Wits vs UFH at 16:00 at Bidvest Stadium.

Download the Varsity Sport App  which will allow you to buy tickets for your favorite Varsity Sports and Varsity Cup Matches. You will also be able to view News, Fixtures, Results and Logs for all Varsity Sports tournaments. Number of free tickets also available on this platform.

2017 Lady Bucks Basketball Tournament

When: Tuesday, 08 August 2017 - Sunday, 13 August 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Hall 29
Start time:8:00
Enquiries:

Ntshembo Vukeya – ntshembo.vukeya@wits.ac.za
Manyani Maseko – yani8m@gmail.com

Cost: R1,150.00 per team (Division 1 Teams) R1,000.00 per team (Division 2 and High Schools)

The Annual WITS Lady Bucks Basketball Tournament is almost here!!!

For years, the WITS Basketball Committee has endeavoured to host a Women’s ONLY Tournament and this year we present the 5th edition of the Tournament.

USSA Cricket 2017

When: Monday, 02 October 2017 - Friday, 06 October 2017
Where: Off campus
Start time:11:07
Enquiries:

Montsho Matlala - 011 717 9439

The first USSA Cricket event in 3 years is happening in Pretoria the first week in October.

The Witsies will be out to win the B Section and qaulify for Varsity Cricket in the process. Their 1st 3 fixtures are as follows.

2 Oct vs TUT at UP B Field

3 Oct vs Rhodes at Sinovich Park

4 Oct vs CUT at UP B Field

USSA Rugby 7s

When: Saturday, 23 September 2017 - Sunday, 24 September 2017
Where: Off campus
Start time:14:27
Enquiries:

Amigo Ngcakana - 011 717 9417

Wits University will be back on the USSA 7’s circuit after a lengthy lay-off.

Wits have selected a strong squad that will go and do duty at the annual 7’s USSA in Margate. The wits squad bolsters a lot of senior players with the likes of Varsity Cup stars Luxolo Ntsepe, Ruan Cloete and Branden Hewitt.

There will also be a number of exiting juniors involved and the one name that stands out is of that  former KES pupil Lwazi Monakali. Wits will be out to qualify for the 2017 Varsity Cup 7’s tournament which will happen in Durban in December.

Wits Sport Awards 2017

When: Thursday, 28 September 2017 - Thursday, 28 September 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Wits Sports Hall
Start time:18:30
Enquiries:

Faith Mashile: faith.mashile1@wits.ac.za

 

RSVP:

faith.mashile1@wits.ac.za

 

The prestiges annual event will happen on 28 Sept 2017 at Sturrock Park.

The 2016 Winners included:

Sportsman of the Year - Kim Lucas

Sportswoman of the Year - Emma Hardham

Club of the Year - Tang Soo Do

Wits to host 2017 VW Masters

When: Thursday, 07 December 2017 - Sunday, 10 December 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Start time:14:55
Enquiries:

Rafik Fridi 011 717 9406

VW SA and Wits Sport will be hosting the Bi annual u12 VW SA Junior Masters football tourney in December 2017.

VW SA and Wits Sport will be hosting the Bi annual u12 VW SA Junior Masters football tourney, at the Dig fields and Hall 29. The 300 player participants and their coaches  will be accommodated in Barnato Residence

The event is from the 7-10th December 2017. Wits sport hosted this prestigious and successful event in 2015, where 16 dealerships select professional and amateur clubs to play under their dealership umbrella for the weekend, with the winning team going to represent SA overseas (Winner played Paris in 2016)

 

Wits Hockey Development Project

When: Saturday, 30 September 2017 - Sunday, 01 October 2017
Where: Parktown Education Campus
Start time:9:41
Enquiries:

Kamal Ramburuth-Hurt: Chairperson of Wits Hockey Club - kamalramhurt@gmail.com

This year the Wits Hockey Club will initiate the first of what is to become an annual development initiative aimed at developing hockey at a grass roots level

The programme for this project consists of two days of world class coaching during a weekend camp in September 2017.

During this weekend 50 young players aged between 12 and 13 years old- who play at hockey clubs in economically disadvantaged communities- will be coached by passionate provincial and national level players at the Wits Hockey stadium.  Our goal is to grow the skills base of these young athletes, as well as their confidence and love of the game.

It is our wish that this initiative grows, into a sustained project, that can include more young athletes. The weekend camp is the start of our club’s engagement in empowering young hockey players.

Wits Sport Peak Performance Summit

When: Friday, 24 November 2017 - Saturday, 25 November 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Start time:15:54
Enquiries:

Corinne Hellyer at corinne.hellyer@wits.ac.za
Enquiries: (011) 717 9140/35

RSVP:

Corinne Hellyer at corinne.hellyer@wits.ac.za
Enquiries: (011) 717 9140/35

Cost: TBC

Wits Sport and CCDU will be hosting the first annual Peak Performance Summit at Sturrock Park in November 2017.

Many sport professionals will share some of their "inside information" about the sporting industry and give valuable lessons for athletes and coaches alike. Some of the more famous guest speakers include John Mitchell from the Blue Bulls and Stephen Pienaar from Bidvest, Everton and Spurs fame.

More information see below:

Peak Performance Summit Programme

Peak Performance Summit Registration Form

 

Wits Fencing wins Gold at Gauteng Closed

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The 2017 fencing season for provincial competition came to end with the Gauteng Closed championships, on the 21st and 22nd of October

This was the last provincial competition for the year and the Wits fencers ended the season on a high note! Natalija Cerimaj and Andrea Cabanac walked out of Orland Community Hall sporting bronze and gold medals respectively, both in the category of Senior Women’s Foil. After a long absence from fencing, veteran fencer Tarryn Maggs returned to competition in full force and dominated in the pools round, despite taking a break from training. Our male fencers fought valiantly to remain in the top ten of Senior Men’s foil, and all three of them managed to hold their positions. It is also with great pride that we say that Andrea Cabanac is now ranked 1st in Gauteng for senior women’s foil until the start of the next fencing season – once again showing South African fencing that Wits is a university to be reckoned with.

The provincial rankings after this tournament, and until 2018, are as follows:

Women’s Foil                                                                                   Women’s Epée

Andrea Cabanac – 1st                                                                                                         Andrea Cabanac - 5th

Natalija Cerimaj – 3rd                                                                                                        Natalija Cerimaj - 9th

Tarryn Maggs – 11th                                                                         Tarryn Maggs – 17th

 

Men’s Foil                                                                                           Men’s Epée

Frankie Snyman – 6th                                                                                                         Mike Gaynor – 13th

Daniel Chen – 7th                                                                                                                     Daniel Chen – 15th

Mike Gaynor – 8th                                                       Paulo Graca – 17th

                                                                                    Frankie Snyman– 18th

 

We are immensely proud of our first team fencers that participated, and we eagerly await the next – and final – national tournament of 2018: the Gauteng Open will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of December. Good luck to all our athletes for final exams!

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