#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...