KHUMO MEKGWE: Tuks took on the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in the first round of the Varsity Cup last Monday. The match ended in an 18-18 draw.
The match was new Tuks captain Reniel Hugo’s debut and was also coach Pote Human’s first match in charge.
MICHAEL REINDERS: Pote Human signed a three year contract at the end of last year to become the new Tuks coach. He will be coaching Tuks in the Varsity Cup as well as in the Carlton Cup, the University Sports South Africa (USSA) tournament and the Predator series. Before joining Tuks, Human was the head coach at the Griquas and in 2005-2006 he also coached the Blue Bulls Currie Cup team. Perdeby spoke to him about the season ahead.
ANNIKA GOUWS: CrossFit is a belief in fitness. The programme, developed by coach Greg Glassman, prepares trainees for any physical contingency. It takes physical skills and adapts them to lend an advantage in performance, making fitness more meaningful yet still measurable.
Unlike boot camp or aerobics which is time-based, CrossFit is exercise- and performance-based. A combination of obstacles and weights including dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, sledgehammers, hitting tyres, shuttle runs, plate pushes, pull-ups, push-ups and burpies are used during training.
KHUMO MEKGWE: It’s easy to become so overwhelmed with the excitement of starting university that you lose your cool once in a while. Perdeby has put together five ways for you to save your reputation at a sport event. Not only are these tips for your own good, but they are also for the safety of those around you.
PHILIP STOFBERG: UP has a prestigious sporting history. The university has produced some of the best sportspeople in the country, including many Olympic athletes who trained at Tuks. However, amid the greatness that TuksSport achieves, students who participate in sport also find time to have a bit of fun.
MICHAEL REINDERS: “Players like him are born once in a lifetime.” This is how former Indian cricketer and national coach Anshuman Gaekwad describes Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar, who is known as “the little master”, has announced his retirement from international cricket after a 24-year-long career for India.
Tendulkar began his career as an international cricketer at the age of 16 in 1989. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the greatest batsmen, if not one of the greatest cricketers, of his generation, as Jonathan Agnew, English cricket broadcaster and former cricketer, has stated.
BRIAN KIAUTHA: The Tuks women’s football team beat the University of Johannesburg (UJ) 1-0 in their Sasol League match on 5 October. Tuks forward Vanessa Siakam scored the only goal of the game.
The match started slowly with the teams keeping the ball in the midfield. Neither team tested the other’s defending or attacking skills.
GABRIELLA FERREIRA: European football’s biggest club competition, the UEFA Champions League, is back and the continent’s greatest clubs are once again coming together to battle for the opportunity to be named the best team in Europe. With the tournament already underway, the question for football fans is which team has the best chance of winning the title?
The question is always tough to answer because of the unpredictable nature of the competition. Each season sees surprising results in all stages of the competition, including the final. A testament to this is the 2011/2012 final, in which a struggling Chelsea side, who had just finished sixth in their domestic league, defeated clear favourites Bayern Munich on penalties to win their first Champions League title.
GABRIELLA FERREIRA: Nothing is ever permanent in football, as is illustrated by AmaTuks, who have had a successful mid-year transfer window after welcoming ten new signings to the club.
The club, which finished eighth on the log in last season’s Premier Soccer League (PSL), had looked to strengthen its squad with a heavy influx of new players, particularly focusing on the attacking positions. With so many new signings this season, below are a few players to look out for.
PHILIP STOFBERG: The TuksTennis women’s team beat Eldoraigne Tennis Club 15-3 in the Gauteng North Reserve A league on 31 August. Nthabeleng Mokalodise and Ele de Villiers won their singles matches in straight sets as well as their doubles match 6-2 6-1 giving the rest of the team a good foundation from which to play.