#TuksSportHighSchool: Class of 2020 achieves a 98.2% matric pass rate
Posted on February 23, 2021
TuksSport High School Class of 2020’ has achieved a 98.2% matric pass rate. It is the first time the school reaches an 89% bachelor pass rate. In total, the learners achieved 73 distinctions.
#TuksAthletics: SA men’s 4x100m relay team aims to win a medal at the 2021 World Athletics Relays in Poland
Posted on February 22, 2021
South Africa's 4x100m relay athletes are, for certain, one team with one goal. It became abundantly clear during their first training camp on Saturday at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium.
#TuksTennis: Evans Maripa cannot wait to hit the "sweet spot" during a major tournament
Posted on February 20, 2021
Evans Maripa arguably has one of the best forehands in international wheelchair tennis.
The Tuks based player’s biggest regret last year was never getting an opportunity to hit the "sweet spot" seeing an opponent play and miss. 2020 was monotonous. It felt like all he did was go to the...
#TuksAthletics: Berend Koekemoer, 400-metres sprinter quits farmwork to make a comeback
Posted on February 12, 2021
Six years ago a shy 19-year old from Graaff Reinet, caused quite a stir when he stopped the clock running 45.42s over 400-metres in Potchefstroom.
It was believed in 2015 that Berend Koekemoer was a future champion in the making. Things did not quite work out as he had hoped. He quitted...
#TuksSportHighSchool: Athletics Foundation Trust - a major partner of TuksAtheltics Academy at TuksSport High School
Posted on February 11, 2021
Eight years ago, the Athletics Foundation Trust's (AFT) decision-makers set about creating a unique youth development programme to make a real difference in South Africa through education and athletics.
Hardly a year has passed since 2014 in which one or more of the Trust's sponsored athletes...
#TuksSwimming: "We are only eight weeks away from the Olympic Trials” — Rocco Meiring, TuksSwimming head coach
Posted on February 06, 2021
April is the "D-day" month for all South African swimmers who hope to qualify to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games or the World Student Games, but things have hit a hitch. It is not sure in which pool they are going to dive in to.
The National Championships and Olympic Trials were supposed to...
#TuksTriathlon: Dylan Nortje, Tuks triathlete can’t wait to start racing against the best
Posted on February 03, 2021
A year is a long time, people tend to forget about things, and things also can get misplaced or lost. The Tuks triathlete, Dylan Nortje, admits he needs to search for his racing shoes.
It is a given that he will find it before the South African Triathlon Championships as he needs to race. Get...
#TuksAthletics: Danie Cornelius, TuksAthletics Head of Programme predicts SA 4x100m men’s relay team will medal in Poland and Tokyo
Posted on January 31, 2021
The South African men's 4x100m relay team will medal at the World Relay Championships in Poland in May and at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Given South Africa's 4x100m-relay team's performance history, it is a bold statement to make. To Danie Cornelius, the national relay team's manager, it is a near...
#TuksSport: Mr Steven Ball, new TuksSport Director wants student-athletes to strive to make a difference
Posted on January 29, 2021
Many years ago, a young boy in Ladysmith loved nothing more than to do all kinds of sports and dive into swimming pools. Like many youngsters, he had hoped to become one of the best.
When he realised early on it would not happen, he did not get discouraged. Through his participation, he had...
#TuksJudo: Michaela Whitebooi on track to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Posted on January 22, 2021
Perfect judo is not going to cut it. It is the conclusion Michaela Whitebooi came to in her quest to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Tuks judoka seemingly could do no wrong towards the end of last year. She won three tournaments in Africa on the trot. What excited her was winning gold...
#TuksAthletics: "At times during the current pandemic, it feels like we go one step forward and two backwards." — Rikenette Steenkamp
Posted on January 15, 2021
The South African 100m-hurdles record-holder, Rikenette Steenkamp's plans of maybe competing indoors in Europe got derailed when she tested positive for COVID-19.
The Puma-Tuks athlete has been confined to bed for the past week due to severe headaches and other flu-like symptoms. Her energy...
#TuksAtheltics: Emile 'Big Man' Erasmus keen to challenge the stopwatch again
Posted on January 13, 2021
Emile Erasmus of Tuks, could be described as the South African sprinter who got lost in action, but it will be a mistake to forget about the "big man".
COVID-19 pandemic allowing 2021 could be the year in which he resumes his battle with the stopwatch in earnest. If he "wins" it is guaranteed...
#TuksSport: Q&A with Nicholas Stothard at TuksFootball and thoughts on his appointment as a Varsity Football head coach
Posted on January 12, 2021
Nicholas Stothard is a UP-Tuks alumni, holding two qualifications - BCom Recreation & Sports Management and BCom Honours Marketing Management. In 2013 and 2014, playing as a goalkeeper, he was part of the Tuks team that won the Varsity Football tournament.
Having been more passionate about...
#TuksSport: Q&A with Fundiswa Hlobo at TuksAthletics and her advice to aspiring athletics administrators
Posted on November 19, 2020
Fundiswa Hlobo is a TuksAthletics Academy Manager at TuksSport. Last year, she served as a Team Leader of the USSA Athletics team at the World University Games in Napoli, Italy.
#TuksFootball: Holweni fine-tuned her goal scoring skills at Tuks
Posted on November 19, 2020
The Safa Girls Soccer Academy based at Tuks is where talented players become match winners, or so it seems, judging by Banyana Banyana's heroics.
#TuksJudo: Whitebooi on track to qualify for the Tokyo Games after winning 2nd gold
Posted on November 16, 2020
Winning can be addictive. Anyway, so it seems as over the weekend during the Dakar Open Judo Tournament Michaela Whitebooi won gold.
#TuksJudo: Whitebooi in a hunt for rankings points to qualify for the Tokyo Games
Posted on November 04, 2020
Michaela Whitebooi's quest to become an Olympian starts in earnest over the weekend when she steps onto the mats to compete in the Yaounde African Open Judo Tournament in Cameroon.
#TuksSwimming: Tatjana Schoenmaker powers to her third national record
Posted on October 27, 2020
Tuks teammates produce two standout swims at SA short-course championships.
#TuksSwimming: Schoenmaker sets 3 Africa records at SA Short Course Championships
Posted on October 27, 2020
Tatjana Schoenmaker's hobby seems to be setting new breaststroke records.
#TuksNetball: Player makes up what she lack in size with guts
Posted on October 08, 2020
Making sure the "numbers add up" is something the 19-year-old TuksNetball player Tracey Mthunzi is passionate about.