Varsity Netball 2023: Maties team preview

19th August 2023

As anticipation mounts for the upcoming Varsity Netball tournament starting on Sunday, 20 August we preview defending champions Maties. The air is electric with excitement as netball enthusiasts eagerly await to see if the maroon machine from Stellenbosch can secure back-to-back titles. The stage is set for a riveting season that promises to showcase the…

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Maties tennis player Lisa Yssel’s key lessons learnt on the international front in 2023

15th August 2023

Maties tennis up-comer Lisa Yssel has had a promising 2023 on the international stage. She recently competed for Namibia at the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup in Kenya (June) and was later again selected to represent her country’s senior national team again at the Kikuxi Villas Open in Angola (August).   Having participated in array of…

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Maties Hockey, Netball and Rugby end USSA on a high

14th July 2023

Maties Sport showcased their prowess at the recent University Sport of South Africa (USSA) Championships, claiming titles in multiple sporting codes.  The Maroon Machine took home gold in the women’s hockey, at the netball and rugby championships while adding a number of silver and bronze medals to an impressive medal tally. Netball  Maties took on…

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Kabamba Floors to coach Maties men’s senior rugby team

10th July 2023

Issued by Stellenbosch University  Stellenbosch University and Maties Sport is proud to announce Kabamba Floors as the Maties Rugby Senior Men’s Head Coach for the next three years.   Floors joined Maties in 2016 as the Young Guns assistant coach. In 2019, he was promoted to Young Guns head coach and his team went on to…

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Fearless captain Petersen leads from the front

5th July 2023

Maties Hockey captain Tevin Petersen does not shy away from hard competition, he has lead his team to yet another semi-final at USSA Hockey and hopes to defend their current title.   Petersen who has been a sportsman since his primary school days has expressed that he has always loved sport. He attributes his love for…

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Maties appoint Manager for Student-Athlete Support Services

3rd July 2023

Maties Sport would like to officially welcome Ms Lungako Mweli who was appointed to the position of Manager: Student-Athlete Support Services from 1 July 2023. Mweli had a short Q&A following her appointment to the #MaroonMachine family.   How do you feel about joining Maties Sport in this new position? It’s an honour to be joining the…

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2023 USSA Winter Championships Preview

30th June 2023

Maties Sport hosted over 150 student-athletes at the USSA (University Sport South Africa) Send-off earlier today ahead of the 2023 USSA Winter tournaments.   Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Wim de Villiers addressed Maties Sport student-athletes with an inspiring message, to enjoy and live in the moment!   Prof de Villiers referenced one of Michael Jordan’s…

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Ten Maties athletes included in the Team SA squad for FISU World University Games in China

28th June 2023

After a two-year wait for the 31st Summer Universiade FISU World University Games will finally take place in Chengdu, China from 28 July to 08 August 2023. On Tuesday, University Sport South Africa (USSA) announced their travelling team that will be flying the green and gold flag at the games.   The squad is inclusive of…

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Inspiring the next generation one game at a time

5th June 2023

Student-athletes need a solid and healthy support structure to ensure they tick all the boxes on both ends. A sentiment echoed by many top athletes, who, as rising stars coupled their academics while pursuing their first professional contract. With the advent of Varsity Sports and USSA tournaments, students have grown far more aspirational, but the…

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Edition 6: Coaches Forum with world renowned Coach Rocco Meiring

2nd June 2023

Our Maties Sport HP Head Coaches had the opportunity to listen to and engage with legendary South African swimming coach, Rocco Meiring, at the 6th edition of the Coaches Forum for 2023.  Coach Rocco is an Olympic gold medal winning swimming coach who coaches Tatjana Schoenmaker, the Tokyo Olympic champion and the fastest woman in the…

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