Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life. - Billie Jean King

If sport gets you going then NWU Sport might just be the place for you. With several world-class coaches in various sports codes and excellent facilities situated in Potchefstroom, Mahikeng and the Vanderbijlpark, we strive to deliver quality and competitive teams in all forms of sport to participate in league and USSA competitions. Sports codes that are supported by the NWU include:

Sports Codes

"Listen, the work is behind the scenes. The competition is the easy part." - Usain Bolt

"Swim your own race." - Penny Heyns

“It never gets easier, you just go faster.” - Greg LeMond

“To stay in, you’ve got to not get out.” - Geoffrey Boycott

"Happiness is a long walk with a putter." - Greg Norman

"Hockey goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance." - Felicity Luckey

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." - Vince Lambardi

"It doesn't matter how fit you are or what size you are. Netball is literally for anybody." - Helen Housby

“You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.” - Morgan Wootten

"I really think a champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall." - Serena Williams

"If there is no blood on the line, it is not rugby league." - Russell Crowe

"You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot." - Johan Cruyff

Sport News

Impact of Covid-19 on elite sports people It is safe to say that everyone’s life has been influenced in some way or another by the stringent Covid-19 lockdown regulations. This includes the professional people who on a daily basis entertain us in the sports stadia – our sports people.


NWU’s Avuyile is flexing his muscles like childhood-hero Arnie The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Avuyile Ndzimela is living his dream of being a top bodybuilder, and in the process he is paying homage to his childhood hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in more ways than one.


Covid-19 pandemic places goalpost dreams on ice for now Like for so many sports people the Covid-19 pandemic has called a halt to the rugby dreams of the 20-year-old Hugo Scott of the North-West University (NWU). This crack scrum half of the first rugby team on the Vanderbijlpark Campus was, among other things, looking forward to representing the campus in the company of his older brother, Hardus (23) this year.


NWU hosts virtual run and cycle challenge The North-West University (NWU) is calling on all running and cycling enthusiasts to take part in its bigger and better online sporting challenges.