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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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10 Kovsies in the 2006 SA Common Wealth games team
2006-03-13

Ten students from the University of the Free State (UFS) are included in the South African team to compete in the Common Wealth Games in Melbourne, Australia from 15-26 March 2006.  The Kovsies are:

  1. Jan Van Der Merwe                   
  2. Boy Soke                                   
  3. Keith Roberts                            
  4. Phillip Burger                             
  5. George du Randt                      
  6. Chris Dednam                           
  7. Charlene Hertzog                     
  8. Karin Venter                             
  9. Adele Niemand                         
  10. Martha Mosoahle                     

400m
5000m
Triathlon
Rugby (7's)
Swimming
Badminton
Netball (Team captain)
Netball
Netball 
Netball (Old Kovsie)
 

"The inclusion of these students on the national team is proof of the standard of achievement of sport at the UFS.  Their participation in the Commonwealth Games is an honour for us and we are proud of them," said Mr James Letuka, Director:  KovsieSport. 

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