Varsity Cup – A Leadership Experience – The Maties Sport, Stellenbosch University, Chief Director’s Story

26th April 2022

When I drove to work just after 07:00 this morning, it hit me, that the 2022 Varsity Cup, #RugbyThatRocks, is over and for the #MaroonMachine it didn’t end well!  I truly felt the sadness only this morning, because last night, after losing the cup, I had all sorts of emotions building up, but needed to…

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Maties Rugby road so far in the 2022 Varsity Cup

21st April 2022

The mighty Maties faced off with defending champions Tuks on the 25th April for the Varsity Cup trophy. This will be the Maroon Machine’s 10th appearance in a Varsity Cup final and they hope to secure their sixth title on Monday night.  Here is how our road so far in the tournament has fared:  FNB…

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Maties Sport Director of Support Services obtains his Master’s degree after two decades in sport management

19th April 2022

Jerry Laka is not only one of our senior managers at Maties Sport he is also the resident head of Huis Neethling who homes over 100 student-athletes who represent Maties Sport at provincial and national level. He spends countless hours supporting the Maties Sport staff in areas such as finance, branding, partnerships, facilities, and management to…

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Maties 2008 matchday squad – Where are they now

14th April 2022

The 2008 FNB Varsity Cup final will always be remembered by those at a packed and sold out Danie Craven Stadium as well as those glued to their television screens. A match that will be known for a very long time as the one where FNB Maties etched their name in the record book by…

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Launch of the RALU/Cluster Games a success

8th April 2022

The RALU/Cluster recreational games was officially launched on the 7th of April and is a new RALU initiative in collaboration with the clusters that is aligned to Stellenbosch University (SU) and Maties Sport strategic objective that is to create a ‘transformative student experience’.  RALU aims to provide access to a diverse recreation and active lifestyle…

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Maties Head Coach Lenise Marais excited about the prospects at the Junior Hockey WC

1st April 2022

The Maties Hockey club has historically always been one that provides some of South Africa’s top players on the hockey turf. Players like Keenan Horne, Tarryn Glasby, Heather McEwan, Nicole la Fleur, Alex Stewart, and Dylan Swanepoel have all donned the Maroon colours of Maties. Somewhat of a family environment exists among the players, coaches,…

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Q&A with newly appointed USSA Football general secretary Ellroy Smith

10th March 2022

Q: Ellroy, congratulations on your appointment into the USSA football executive, how are you feeling about the appointment and how are things going in the committee so far? A: It’s exciting times I look forward to the challenge but also to contribute to USSA football, my goal is to try to take the association even…

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Coach Crowie sees challenges as wins for Maties FC

10th March 2022

Maties Football Club saw their hopes of glory against Battalions FC on Saturday 5th March, who are fifth on the ABC Motsepe league standings ended with a hard fought draw, the final score was 3-3 on the day. Performances on the field have been difficult this season, with the club facing a huge challenge to…

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Maties open state-of-the-art multipurpose facility

22nd February 2022

Maties Sport prioritised the upgrade of our Tygerberg sporting facilities in line with our strategic objective of providing access to a diverse recreation and active lifestyle programme to the University students, staff and to the community. Led by the institution’s Facilities Management team, the Tygerberg Multipurpose Sports Facility project caters for tennis, netball, basketball, badminton…

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Maties roaring to go with new Coach Norman Jordaan

15th February 2022

The Maroon Machine kick off their Varsity Cup campaign with Senior Head Coach Norman Jordaan at the helm against Tuks today in Pretoria. Jordaan has taken over the reigns as Head Coach from Drikus Hancke whose role at Maties Rugby has changed as their current Head of program. “I am looking forward to the challenge…

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