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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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Kovsie Open Day on 9 May 2015
2015-05-04

The UFS will once again be a hive of excitement and activity with the annual Kovsie Open Day presented on Saturday 9 May 2015 on the Bloemfontein Campus.

The Kovsie Open Day, with all its fun and laughter, always reflects to all its visitors the truth of the UFS as an academic institution that inspires excellence and transforms lives.

Don’t miss anything at the Kovsie Open Day! Here is the programme…

09:00 – 10:30:  Welcoming by the Vice-Chancellor and Rector, prof Jonathan Jansen
(Callie Human Centre, Marked 19 on the map)

10:30 – 15:00:  Visits to the faculties.
First presentation at 11:00
Second presentation at 13:00

10:30 – 15:00:  Visit the residence stands and be part of the student festivities in front of the Main Building.
(Marked “K” on the map)

12:00 – 14:00:  Meet the Vice-Chancellor and Rector, Prof Jonathan Jansen, in front of the Main Building (Marked “K” on the map)

11:00 – 15:00:  UFS Marketing, Accommodation and Administration in H vd Merwe Scholtz Hall
(Marked 18 on the map)
- Please visit us for general university enquiries.
- Submit your application forms here.

11:00 – 15:00:  Parents and teachers are invited to enjoy refreshments in H vd Merwe Scholtz Hall
(Marked 18 on the map)

11:00 – 15:00:  KovsieGear: Branded Kovsie goodies H vd Merwe Scholtz Hall

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