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USSA hockey – lots to play for
Shindré-Lee Simmons, one of the veterans in the Kovsie women’s hockey team for this year’s national student championship.


The Kovsie men’s and women’s hockey teams have positive expectations for the University Sport South Africa (USSA) national student tournament.

The USSA championships were hosted by the University of the Free State (UFS) from 2 to 6 July 2018. This year’s championships will have 45 competing teams and will thus be the biggest ever USSA hockey tournament.

For the female squad to qualify for the 2019 Varsity Sports tournament, they have to secure a spot among the top-seven teams. In order to get back into the A section, the Kovsie men’s team must win their tournament. 

The matches are scheduled to take place on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus astro fields.

The UFS women’s team, captained by Antonet Louw, is set to play on Monday at 15:35 against Nelson Mandela University (NMU); on Tuesday at 17:00 against the University of Johannesburg (UJ); and on Wednesday at 18:25 against North-West University (NWU). The play-off matches will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The men’s team, with Cheslyn Neethling as captain, will play on Monday at 17:00 against the Central University of Technology; on Tuesday at 15:35 against the Tswane University of Technology; on Wednesday at 17:00 against the Vaal University of Technology; on Thursday at 18:25 against the University of KwaZulu-Natal; and on Friday at 15:35 against Rhodes University.

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Intervarsity: Kovsies vs Pukke
2009-07-15

Intervarsity: Kovsies vs Pukke

The annual Rugby Intervarsity between the University of the Free State (UFS) and the North-West University (Pukke) will take place in Potchefstroom on Saturday, 1 August 2009. The programme for the UFS and residence teams is as follows:

UFS teams

10:30:
UFS U/19 vs. PUK U/19 Olien Park

12:00:
UFS U/21 vs. PUK U/21 Olien Park

13:30:
IRAWAS vs. Ibbies Olien Park

15:00:
SHIMLAS vs. PUK 1 Olien Park

Residential teams

09:00
PUK vs. Kovsies, Patria vs. Armentum B field Olien Park

09:00
PUK vs. Kovsies, Villagers vs. Karee Potch’s local rugby field

10:15
PUK vs. Kovsies, De Wilgers vs. Veritas (UV) B field Olien Park

10:15
PUK vs. Kovsies, Heimat (NWU) vs. Vishuis Potch’s local rugby field

11:30
PUK vs. Kovsies, Overs vs. JBM B field Olien Park

11:30
PUK vs. Kovsies, Veritas (NWU) vs. Heimat (UFS) Potch’s local rugby field

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