Matongo bags degree, now rugby becomes his priority

25th March 2024

He is hoping to emulate the legendary World Cup-winning Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, his hero, has gotten an inspired Vernon Matongo (22) to set his sights on carving a name for himself in the rugby annals. The loosehead prop, who hails from an eastern suburb in Harare, Zimbabwe called Cranborne, recently graduated, in the Stellenbosch University…

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The Heat is On as the FNB Varsity Cup Women’s Tournament Returns for Second Season 

14th March 2024

As the excitement of the FNB Varsity Cup and FNB Varsity Shield tournament reaches fever pitch ahead of the playoff stages, rugby enthusiasts are gearing up for another thrilling spectacle with the return of the FNB Varsity Cup Women’s tournament. Scheduled to kick off on Friday 22 March, the eagerly anticipated event promises to be…

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Maties Rugby captain’s quiet leadership stems from personal battles off the field

8th March 2024

Humble and soft-spoken, Matt Gray may, at first glance, seem like an unlikely skipper for the Maties Rugby team taking part in this year’s FNB Varsity Cup, which is currently underway. He is one of only a handful of English-speaking captains in the team’s more than 100-year history, and he hails from Rondebosch Boys’ High…

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Second annual Campus Sport bumper night promises to be even more memorable

29th February 2024

Maties Sport is gearing up for the 2024 version of the Campus Sport bumper night at Coetzenburg on 6 March. This promising event is set to be an extraordinary display of athletic ability and community spirit building on the three memorable bumper nights held in 2023. Anche Nortje, the project lead for the event, delves…

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We are proud of David

16th February 2024

Maties Alumni shines on the international sports stage Any hero worth his salt must overcome a major setback in his struggle to emerge victorious. In the story of professional sports, the hero doesn’t always get what he deserves or worked for. Maties Sport Alumni David Bedingham and David Brits both mastered their Goliaths before experiencing…

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Coach Floors previews Maties Rugby Varsity Cup season

26th January 2024

With the FNB Varsity Cup season less than a month away, Maties Sport sat down with Head Coach Kabamba Floors to chat ahead of the thrilling competition.   After taking over as Head Coach in July last year, Floors had a successful second half of 2023 with the men’s rugby first team, bagging a USSA title…

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Maties Netball welcomes their new Head Coach

22nd January 2024

2024 started with great excitement and sadness, with the resignation of Maties Netball Head Coach Zanele Mdodana.   Mdodana worked with Maties Sport for seven years from 2016 to 2023. Some of her recent achievements included a first Varsity Netball title triumphant in 2022 and back-to-back USSA titles in 2022 and 2023. She also produced two…

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SU graduate swaps running for rugby, and represents SA within the first year

19th December 2023

Elitha Sylvester, from Bellville in Cape Town who graduated from Stellenbosch University (SU) on Friday 15 December with a Bachelor of Education, does not remember a time when she was not taking part in some form of sport. Since the age of seven, she has excelled in athletics, gymnastics, swimming, cross country, and netball.  But…

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The Maroon Machine end 2023 with multiple USSA titles

15th December 2023

Maties Sport ended a successful University Sport of South Africa (USSA) campaign, claiming titles in a number of sporting codes. The Maroon Machine took home gold in the A Section of women’s and men’s water polo, chess, women’s golf, as well as gold for men’s football in the B Section. While adding a bronze for…

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International Olympic Committee awards Olympic Studies Research Centre to Stellenbosch University

1st December 2023

2023 has continued to be a busy and impactful year for Maties Sport. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently approved and awarded Maties Sport the right to host an Olympic Studies Research Centre (OSRC). OSRCs are the brainchild of the IOC and form an integral part of the academic and research integrity of the Olympic…

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