Maties Sport aims to end the sporting year on a high note

1st December 2023

Maties Sport is looking to continue its winning streak at the upcoming University Sport South Africa (USSA) games, set to take place in the first two weeks of December across the country. The annual summer games will feature various sporting codes, including Cricket, Football, and Sailing, which will be hosted in Cape Town; Tennis and…

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Competitive gaming gaining pace at Stellenbosch University, home to the USSA e-Sport 2023 tournament champions

27th November 2023

More than 100 million people play online games each day, and more people currently play esports than all the other sports combined.  So says Professor Mark Campbell, a senior lecturer and Course Director for the MSc Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science at Limerick University, who recently…

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Maties Football host breakfast with Shaun Bartlett

16th November 2023

Maties Football hosted a fundraising event where former Bafana Bafana footballer Shaun Bartlett shared his experience and insights on his football career both as a player and how he later transitioned into the role of a coach.   South African football legend Shaun Bartlett has had an illustrious career both as a player and as a…

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1st November 2023

South Africa’s sporting fraternity is reeling with the news that one of its most celebrated daughters has died. News of Zanele Situ’s passing at the age of 52 has been met with extreme sadness for the Paralympic icon. Born Ntombizanele Situ on 19th of January 1971 in the Eastern Cape town of Matatiele, “Zanele” was…

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Maties Football are crowned the ABC Motsepe Nedbank Cup winners

30th October 2023

Maties Football were triumphant against FN Rangers after clinching the ABC Motsepe Nedbank Cup 4-2 on penalties at Lentelus in Stellenbosch on Saturday.   The road to the final was smooth for the Maroon Machine, landing easy victories in the two preceding games to the final.    QF: Maties 1-0 Hout Bay United   Goal by Clarke  SF:…

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Maties Sport celebrates its annual sports awards with the theme: ‘Here for Her’

20th October 2023

Maties Sport has had a triumphant year, with the Maties Women’s Rugby team securing the inaugural Varsity Cup championship title, and two Maties Netball alumni representing the Proteas in the Netball World Cup hosted by Cape Town earlier this year. The outstanding performances of female athletes have been a major focal point in South Africa…

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Campus Sport Bumper nights a success in first year of its launch

3rd October 2023

Maties Sport established a new offering in recreational sport to the Stellenbosch University community when they launched Campus Sport bumper nights in the second semester.   The bumper nights were introduced with an array of sporting codes all playing on a Friday evening, including rugby, netball, football, hockey tennis, table tennis, basketball. The initiative was targeted…

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Skweyiya’s determination gets him to the World University Games

22nd September 2023

From humble beginnings to playing on an international stage, Lutho Skweyiya has broken through all boundaries in his ascension to the pinnacle of university sport: FISU World University Games.   Skweyiya who is currently completing his postgraduate advanced diploma in Sustainable Development at Stellenbosch University did not always have it as easy as his peers. Maties…

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Milk:  The best post-workout recovery drink out there?

15th September 2023

 As an athlete, finding the right post-workout recovery drink is crucial for optimising performance and promoting muscle growth. While there are a variety of options available, one drink that has been found to be particularly effective is milk.   Milk contains a unique blend of nutrients that make it an ideal recovery drink for athletes. It…

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It is only up and up for former Maties Sportswoman of the Year

1st September 2023

Mire Reinstorf, Maties Sportswoman of the Year in 2022 and renowned pole vault athlete recently was chosen as a wild card for the World Athletics Championship which was held in Budapest, Hungary.   Although Reinstorf dabbled in multiple sport codes and initially shied away from trying a new sport, when she eventually did try pole vault…

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