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

28th November 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 Sport appoint new Senior Manager for High Performance

26th November 2023

Maties Sport recently appointed Keagan van Aarde as the new Senior Manager: High Performance. The 27-year-old who studied a BSc Sport Science Honors: Sport Performance degree at Stellenbosch University, knows the ins and outs of Maties Sport. Having graduated from being a student-athlete and Primaria at Huis Neethling to one of the first high performance…

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Stellenbosch University holds book discussion with world-famous Caster Semenya

24th November 2023

It was a “full circle” moment for Caster Semenya – and for Stellenbosch – when the world-famous running icon revisited the town to talk to students about her memoir, to reminisce about her running career – and to urge young people to be true to themselves.  In April 2016, Semenya made South African athletic history…

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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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Students engage with lengendary cricketer Dr Ali Bacher

26th September 2023

If cricket was a kingdom, Dr Ali Bacher would be considered royalty in that land in both South Africa and the rest of the global sporting world. Recently students from the sports environment and others were given the opportunity to engage with Dr Bacher as part of an event organised by Stellenbosch University’s Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and Maties Sport.  According…

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