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03 October 2018 | Story UFS | Photo Varsity Sports
First ever netball final in Bloemfontein
The Kovsies will be aiming to lift the Varsity Netball trophy in front of their home supporters on Monday when they face Tuks in the final in the Callie Human Centre.

The netball team of the University of the Free State, once again after five years, earned themselves the right to stage a final in the Varsity Netball competition. The two-time champion, the Dream Team, qualified for the final after topping the log and then wiping the floor with the Maties on Monday (1 October 2018) in the semi-final. The score was 56-45. 

They will come up against Tuks in the Callie Human Centre on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus for the final tonight. The match will get underway at 18:45.

The team won the very first two years of the competition in 2013 and 2014. On both occasions, they had to play away from home – in 2013 against the Pukke in Potchefstroom and in 2014 against Tuks in Pretoria. 

It will be the fourth meeting between the Kovsies and Tuks within three months. The Free State students won the group fixture in August by 68-43, but Tuks had to do without a number of their star players. At the University Sport South Africa tournament in Bloemfontein during July, Tuks triumphed twice, winning the final by 48-30.

Apart from the winners’ medals, an award will be handed to the tournament’s top player. Centre Khanyisa Chawane is one of three finalists. The winner gets chosen through public votes.

Dream Team players have won the prize four of the five times. Ané Botha was crowned in 2013, Karla Pretorius in 2014 and 2015, and last year it was the turn of current Kovsie player, Khomotso Mamburu.

To vote for Chawane, click here hover your mouse over the like button and choose the heart emoticon. Voting is closing on 5 October and the winner will be announced after the final.

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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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