"Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you've got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background." - Sachin Tendulkar
The NWU Cricket Club was founded in 1936 and has an 83-year history of producing high quality players. The club is a breeding ground for young provincial players and future national players. Just in the last 5 years, the club has produced Chris Morris, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan and Bjorn Fortuin, who played for the Proteas.
Successes include players signed by the national team (Proteas), the national emerging team, the USSA team, concessions across South Africa and the North West Cricket Union (Dragons). The NWU Cricket Club (Potchefstroom Campus) also won the national club championships in 2016, was the runner-up in 2017, won the Varsity Cricket 2017 trophy, took second place in 2018 and third place in 2019. In 2017, the club was the winner of the Red Bull Campus Cricket Challenge in Sri Lanka.
We boast world-class facilities, provincial fields and training facilities, top-quality coaches and sports scientists who make us match ready.
Cricket has helped the North-West University to become one of the best sports universities in South Africa.