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The Wits University Football Club (WUFC) was established in 1921 and is still going strong as the club celebrates its centenary this year.

Over the years, the club brags three championship titles, winning the MTN 8 Tournament in 2016, the Telkom Knockout in 2017 and the 2016/2017 Absa Premiership (Now known as the DSTV Premiership).

The club has both men's and women's teams and competes in the annual University Sports South Africa (USSA) Football Tournament, the Varsity Football Tournament, The World Elite University Football Tournament (China). Furthermore, the club competes in local leagues: the ABC Motsepe League, the SAB League and the South African Football Association (SAFA) Sasol Women’s League. The women's team also occasionally competes in external tournaments, such as the annual Maimane Alfred Phiri (MAP) games.

The Wits Junior Football club caters for football players from U/6 – U/23.  The club is based at Marks Park in Emmarentia, Johannesburg. Many of the players that come from this programme have worked their way up the ranks to play for the Wits University first team.

If you want to join the WUFC or want to register your team in the Internal League, kindly follow the WUFC's social media platforms for information on trial dates.

Internal League

Established in 1967, the Wits Internal Football League (WIFL) is the oldest and largest student football league at higher education level, presently made up of 48 teams formed by societies, faculties, residences and friends. The WIFL has three divisions (Premier, First and Second) and two competitions (the Schloss Cup – for Premier & First Division and the Baxter Cup – for the second division) that take place on the West Campus and Marks Park football fields from Monday – Thursday. 


2020 Wits Sportswoman of the Year Finalist -Nkotso Mapota

2020 Wits Junior Sportswoman of the Year Finalist - Shakeerah Jacobs

Wits men's team at training 

Contact Us

Football Sports Officer: Montsho Matlala

Wits Junior Football Club: Puseletso Magana

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Check out our social media to keep updated with the club: Facebook: @witsuniversityfootballclub Instagram: @wits_university_football_club Twitter: @witsfc