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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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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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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