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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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Recreate yourself at the Kovsie Outdoor Gym
2014-03-12

It’s free, user-friendly and will encourage you to utilise outdoor spaces for fitness more often…

The recent addition of an outdoor gym to the Bloemfontein Campus produces pure enjoyment in all Kovsie students and staff. Located between the Exercise & Sport and Claerhout buildings, the outdoor gym is aimed at:

• Improving students’ and staff’s health and wellbeing
• Increasing physical activity
• Helping to address a range of lifestyle conditions
• Socialising and enjoying the outdoors while exercising

These 10 pieces of quality exercise equipment were made by World Outdoor Fitness SA, a company specialising in the design, production and installation of outdoor fitness equipment. Purposefully planned to withstand all forms of weather, it can be used by people of almost any fitness level.

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