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10 July 2018 Photo Supplied
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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`This cookie won’t crumble’


 8 March 2013
During 2012, third-year medical students from the UFS became involved in a community project at Lebone Village, a home for HIV infected and affected orphans in Bloemfontein.

A key element of this project was the sustainability the project had to offer. The medical students decided to take up cookie baking. They explored recipes and trained the volunteers at Lebone to perfect the recipes to the last crumb.

The cookies will be packaged in sachets that were also designed by the students. The UFS’s logo will be printed on the back of the packet and distributed across the country. The cookies will be a source of income for Lebone and also market the organisation.

The cookies scheme will form a lasting foundation on which the UFS’s name can be built and from which the community can gain. It will also display the great heights the UFS’s students are capable of reaching and the creative potential of the youth of this country.

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