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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Kabuya setting her sights on USSA and TNL

29th May 2023

Netball fever is reaching its climax as expectation builds towards the very first Netball World Cup hosted on African soil. Cape Town will welcome 16 top international netball teams. These teams are set to get underway on 28 July with the final being contested on 6 August. All matches will be taking place at the…

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New chapter at Maties Rugby for Barry

26th May 2023

One of Maties Rugby’s legendary players is expanding his status as a legend…this time outside the whitewashed lines.  Craig Barry is a former Maties captain and as a player he participated in five Varsity Cup tournaments, played in 41 matches, and scored 16 tries. His last tournament was in 2018. This year he found himself…

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Humble beginnings for Maties’ barefoot javelin sensation

22nd May 2023

A barefooted podium finish got Maties Javelin star Jana van Schalkwyk’s career off back in 2013 when she was still in primary school. Discovering her talents and knack for handling the javelin came as a pleasant shock to the former Paarl Gymnasium learner. With much aplomb, following her initiation into the sporting discipline, van Schalkwyk…

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