#TuksSport: Tuks athletes fly the South African flag high at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in England
Posted on August 11, 2022
When playing the numbers game, it is easy to see that the South African team did well at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in England. In the first seven days, they had won 20 medals, placing them sixth on the medal table.
As has become the norm during these Games, Tuks athletes have...
#TuksFootball: "I see myself as a technical player aiming to bring calmness into the team,” says Paballo Mamabolo
Posted on August 10, 2022
One thing which seemingly never changes in Varsity Football is that there will be a stage when Tuks is against the wall during the tournament.
There is that one game they absolutely can't afford to lose because if they do, it is a near certainty that they not be in action in the playoffs....
#TuksAthletics: Jovan van Vuuren is the fourth South African men’s long jumper to medal at the Commonwealth Games
Posted on August 08, 2022
Jovan van Vuuren of TuksAthletics, is the fourth South African men’s long jumper to medal at the Commonwealth Games
On day seven at the Birmingham2022 Commonwealth Games, Jovan van Vuuren of TuksAthletics, did something in Birmingham that few other South African men’s long jumpers...
#TuksSwimming: Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett write their own history at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Posted on August 01, 2022
On Sunday, 31 July, Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett won gold and bronze medals in the women’s 200m-breaststroke final at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, achieving a historic victory for South African swimming.
They are the first two female swimmers to medal in the same...
#TuksSwimming: The 18-year-old, Pieter Coetzé, is confident of winning more medals at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Posted on July 31, 2022
The football legend Cristiano Ronaldo once said, "If you don't believe you are the best, you will never achieve all that you are capable of."
The 18-year-old Tuks swimmer, Pieter Coetzé, took these words took to heart. It is paid dividends. Last night in Birmingham, he became a Commonwealth...
#TuksFootball: Nhlanhla Mabaso says mistakes are part of the game ahead of their second encounter of the 2022 Varsity Football edition
Posted on July 27, 2022
The TuksFootball team will be out to prove that tough times don't last, but tough players do when they clash against UJ in their second encounter of the 2022 Varsity Football edition on Thursday, 28 July.
Last week in Bloemfontein, things derailed in the game against UFS Kovsies. It led Tuks...
#TuksCycling: Rimari Sutton is set to compete at the 2022 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in France next month
Posted on July 23, 2022
Rimari Sutton of TuksCycling, is set to compete at the 2022 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Les Gets, France next month
11 years ago, Rimari Sutton promised herself that she would never cycle again, at least not competitively.
To her, there was no fun to consistently have your...
#TuksWrestling: Arno van Zyl plans to be competitive at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in England
Posted on July 22, 2022
It is said that "the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time", which is precisely what Arno van Zijl of TuksWrestling, plans on doing at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in England.
But don't get him wrong. The Tuks wrestler is not planning to go on an eating marathon. It is...
#TuksFootball: Tuks got a point to prove against Kovsies in their opening match of the 2022 Varsity Football edition
Posted on July 21, 2022
Revenge is a strong word, but it can be argued that it will be in the back of the minds of the Tuks players when they face Kovsies in their first encounter of the 2022 Varsity Football edition.
There is a reason for it. Last year, Kovsies got the better of Tuks twice. The worst for Tuks was...
#TuksSport: If you want to be a sports champion with a qualification, then UP-Tuks is the place to be. All thanks to Bestmed
Posted on July 20, 2022
Bestmed has announced the renewal of their sponsorship of TuksSport, which will see athletes being assisted with tuition and sports and medical services.
TuksSport Director and Acting CEO of the High Performance Centre, Steven Ball, always emphasises that no breakthrough in a sport just happens.
#TuksAthletics: South African men’s long jump champion, Jovan van Vuuren, plans to go “big” at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22
Posted on July 13, 2022
For a while, the South African men’s long jump champion, Jovan van Vuuren, has predicted that he is ready to go "big". Maybe it will happen over the weekend during the 2022 World Athletics Champs in Oregon.
It certainly has been the Tuks athlete's best season to date. He set a new...
#TuksWomensRugby: Riaan van der Merwe impressed with Kemisetso Baloyi at the 2022 Brussel's International Rugby 7's in Belgium
Posted on July 11, 2022
TuksWomensRugby: Riaan van der Merwe impressed with Kemisetso Baloyi at the 2022 Brussel's International Rugby 7's in Belgium
It was close but no cigar for the Delta Drone TuksWomensRugby 7’s team as they lost against Rugban in the final of the 2022 Brussel's International Rugby 7's in...
#TuksHockey: Ayakha Mthalane makes his USSA Hockey debut in Stripe Generation colours
Posted on July 08, 2022
Ayakha Mthalane is one of the young players making his USSA debut for the TuksHockey men's team. Being a novice does not mean he lacks confidence. He backs him and his teammates to win. It is just a case of sticking to what they practised.
#TuksCricket: Gandhi Jafta is on a forever quest for perfection
Posted on July 05, 2022
The quality of a person's life is directly proportional to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour.
The 2022 TuksCricket Women's Player of the Year, Gandhi Jafta, has taken the words of the renowned Vince Lombardi to heart in everything she does. To her,...
#TuksRugby: Stephan ‘Karools’ Smit looks up to the All Blacks legend, Richie McCaw
Posted on July 04, 2022
Stephan ‘Karools’ Smit of TuksRugby, looks up to the All Blacks legend, Richie McCaw. Karools is the captain of Tuks in the 2022 USSA Rugby Championships - Men's 15s
#TuksJudo: Geronay Michaela Whitebooi wins her maiden Grand Slam fight and gears up for the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Posted on July 01, 2022
A lot can happen in seven days. Ask Geronay Michaela Whitebooi (TuksSport High School matriculant & TuksJudo graduate), and she will tell you she has won her first fight at the recent Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam 2022, which helped improve her international ranking by five positions.
#TuksHockey: Tuks captain, Tegan Fourie, does not know what it means to quit
Posted on June 29, 2022
A good "push, hit and never quit" hockey game on any Astroturf is guaranteed to get Tegan Fourie's blood rushing.
When the TuksHockey captain dribbles the ball past opponents, most will not realise what a remarkable story she has to tell. It is one in which the words never quit is spelt in...
#TuksFencing: Janali van den Berg is excited about the opportunity to contest at the 2022 World Fencing Champs in Egypt
Posted on June 24, 2022
Next month in Cairo, Egypt, the Tuks fencer will represent South Africa at the 68th World Fencing Championships. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will only be the second time in four years, that she gets to test her skills against international opponents.
This past weekend, van den Berg...
#TuksSwimming: Rocco Meiring confirms that Tatjana Schoenmaker isn't competing at the 2022 FINA World Champs in Budapest
Posted on June 20, 2022
TuksSwimming: Rocco Meiring confirms that Tatjana Schoenmaker is competing at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest
The 200m breaststroke world record holder and Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion, Tatjana Schoenmaker, has decided not to compete at the 19th FINA World Championships in...
#TuksAthletics: Wayne Snyman pushed to the limit to win silver at the recent 2022 African Athletics Championships in Mauritius
Posted on June 16, 2022
Losing a 20km walk race by a hundredth of a second at the recent 2022 African Athletics Championships in Mauritius could be considered a setback, but the result does not faze, Wayne Snyman, as he has a definite goal.
The 37-year-old and two-time South African race walking champion plans to...