Aerobics

Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practised in a group setting, led by an instructor (fitness professional). With the goal of preventing illness and promoting physical fitness, practitioners perform various routines comprising a number of different dance-like exercises. This sport is unisex, meaning both males and females can participate in it.

This sport is divided into three categories, namely HI Lo, step and Kata Box. There is also a special category of hip-hop.

For more information contact


Mr Meason Dhlamini

Sports Officer: Aerobics

Mafikeng Campus

018 389 2902 

Maesonam.Dhlamini@nwu.ac.za


Bodybuilding

The NWU is ranked second in the country when it comes to bodybuilding as a competitive sport.

This sport is not only about the body – it is about health too.

Bodybuilding makes not only the body fit, but also the mind. It is the best sport when it comes to making your body proportionally shaped and fit.

It has a great and healthy impact on muscle, bones and joints. It keeps your body and muscles strong and flexible.

NWU's male and female bodybuilders participate in local, provincial and national competitions.

For more information contact


Mr Maeson Dhlamini 
Sports Officer: Bodybuilding
Mafikeng Campus
018 389 2902   
Mr Beef Ntumba
Sports Officer: Bodybuilding
Vaal Triangle Campus

Boxing

"Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring."

For more information contact


Mr Maeson Dhlamini
Sports Manager: Boxing
Mafikeng Campus
018 389 2902

Dance Sport

Dancesport at the NWU is not a hobby. It is a real sport and therefore requires fitness, endurance, dedication and commitment.

It is a highly competitive sport. Dancesport is used as a means of escape. It is a communication tool – here you also get to learn the body language of another person. This sport teaches mannerism.

This sports code is open to non-students and current students.

For more information contact


Morena Nyaku
Coach
Vaal Triangle Campus
Ruby Lekota
Assistant Coach
Vaal Triangle Campus

Gymnastics

"Gymnastics is a sport practised by men and women. It requires balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and endurance."

For more information contact


Robert Walsh 
Administrative assistant: Gymnasium
Vaal Triangle Campus
 Mr Johann Sauer
 Sports Manager : Gymnastics
 Potchefstroom Campus

Ju-Jitsu

"Ju-jitsu is a martial art from Japan that focuses on grappling. Practitioners use throws and locks to defend themselves in the street, or to defeat an opponent in a competition. Studying ju-jitsu provides students with physical and mental benefits. Some of these benefits are common to all martial arts, while others are specific to training in "jits."

For more information contact


Mr Lungile Mthiya

Sports Officer: Ju-Jitsu
Mafikeng Campus
018 389 2401

Karate

Kyokushin karate is a Japanese martial art that teaches defensive attack and counter-attacking body movement. It is a system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, and is widely practised as a sport.

Karate teaches you the following:

  • Self-discipline
  • Improved focus and concentration
  • To sharpen your memory
  • To work in a team
  • Control and patience
  • Physical fitness
  • To develop physical, mental and emotional balance
  • Coordination of the mind and body
  • Etiquette and manners

For more information contact


Cornelia Basson  
Administrative assistant
 Vaal Triangle Campus
 Mr Lungile Mthiya
 Sports Officer: Karate
 Mafikeng Campus
 018 389 2401
&Mr Johann Sauer
Sports Manager : Karate
Potchefstroom Campus

Chess

Chess provides essential board skills to players to be able to strategically apply themselves to the game. It is played on a chequered board on which each playing piece is moved according to precise rules. The objective is to put the opponent's king under a direct attack from which escape is impossible.

The NWU Chess Club allows participants to play the game of chess on a regular basis right from the first contact session to improve their learning, thinking, analytical power and decision-making ability. The game teaches the players to be self-disciplined. It also:

  •   Improves verbal skills
  •   Builds problem-solving abilities
  •   Improves critical thinking skills
  •   Improves mathematical skills
  •   Teaches the importance of planning

For more information contact


Mr Cornelius Coetzer 
Sports Officer : Chess
Mafikeng Campus
018 389 2544
 Mrs Corene Middleton
 Secretary : Chess
 Potchefstroom Campus
 018 299 2905 / 083 390 2880
Mr Joseph Matlhong
Chess
Vaal Triangle Campus
016 910 3191

Volleyball

Volleyball is a team sport, usually of six players, in which a large ball is hit by hand over a high net. The aim is to score points by making the ball reach the ground on the opponent's side of the court. The game is a great influence in players’ lives. It is an activity that involves individuals and groups. The sport is played on a field and on the beach, promoting togetherness.

  • It provides entertainment.
  • It makes us strong both physically and mentally.
  • The game helps to keep our bodies fit and healthy.
  • The game teaches us leadership.
  • Team spirit and sportsmanship are important.
  • Volleyball teaches us to be disciplined.

For more information contact


 Reginah Liphuko
 Sports Secretary
 Mafikeng Campus
 018 389 2405
 Frans Matloga
 Sports Officer: Volleyball
 Vaal Triangle Campus
 016 910 3201