Basketball has evolved into one of the most widely participated sports in the world and producing remarkable global icons. Despite its Canadian-American history, basketball is turning into a well-known sporting code across the African continent with a number of professional leagues/competitions at local, regional and continental championships. At the Mafikeng campus our basketball team prides itself in helping athletes unlock their potential through teamwork, patience, social skills and discipline.
NWU Mafikeng Basketball teams have done their part to raise the NWU flag. The men’s team were 2017 Dr KKBL champions and 2018 4th place finish in the Dr KKBL. Our female squad were 2018 runners up in the Dr KKBL and in 2019, 3rd place finish in the same competition.
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Welcome to the home of basketball at the North West University Potchefstroom Campus. Here we provide world class on-campus training facilities and create a competitive environment that satisfies the hunger demanded by a growing sport.
The women’s team has a first and second team which shows the growth of female players in the sport, whilst the men’s team has a first team, second team, and a developmental team. Established players take initiative in sharing their skills and knowledge with beginner players to ensure the success of the club and provides a sense of belonging for everyone.
This is where players are motivated to excel as student-athletes by participating in leagues and tournaments held in university campuses across the country; such as 3on3, hostel league, coaching and officiating clinics, USSAs, Varsity cup and Basketball National League opportunities.
Come shoot hoops! Come realise your full potential!
Wednesdays: 19:00 – 21:00
Chairperson: Strawberry Maleme
NWU Vanderbijlpark Campus Basketball went from being the underdogs to becoming a powerhouse. Our facilities have given us a chance to perform at our level best against other institutions. The staff and players work to their level best to make sure the purple army is always well represented.
The NWU basketball team is aimed at building students through sports. The NWU hosts two annual tournaments (senior and u/19). We use this as a platform to recruit offer bursaries to prospective students. The NWU has done so well within the national level. We have had two Most valuable players during USSA level (Phindile Nkosi 2018 and Cynthia Mudau 2019). Two ladies have also represented the USSA national squad in 2019 (Phindile Nkosi and Ikageng Aphane).
The ladies are rated second in the country after getting silver twice in a row at USSA (2018 and 2018) and second at Varsity cup. The men are ranked fifth in the country. Four of our females have also received National call up. During all these achievements we have also produced a lot of graduates. Although basketball is still regarded as a primary sport in most universities. We as the NWU take pride in our purple army as they represent us well.
Sports manager – Basketball