Recreation and Lifestyle Unit (RALU)
Recreation and Lifestyle Unit (RALU) was created in late 2015 as part of Maties Sport’s new strategy and aligned to the Stellenbosch University’s objectives of “creating a Transformative student experience; purposeful partnerships; and inclusive networks”. RALU aims to provide access to a diverse recreation and active lifestyle programme to focus on recreation and wellness for the greater Maties student experience. RALU is a unit that provides internal and external events, activities and alternative sport opportunities for the greater student and staff community. RALU’s mandate is to provide sport, recreation and active lifestyle activities for students and staff who do not form part of the High Performance and Competitive Sport codes. Its aim is to create an inclusive environment where people’s differences are celebrated, and people are able to come together, have fun and enjoy.
RALU works closely with the SRC Sport Manager who is the link between the Student Communities and Maties Sport. The unit further collaborates with Centre for Student Communities through residence clusters for the provision of Maties Recreational games to give the broader student community an opportunity to participate in shorter versions of the traditional sport codes.
RALU caters for the following recreational sport codes: Cheerleading, Ultimate frisbee, Wall Climbing, Tug of War, Volleyball, Equestrian and Judo.