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

Ilze goes all out to follow her sports dream Ilze du Plessis believes that your attitude determines whether your path through life is going to be thorny or strewn with rose petals. And if you look at the long list of accomplishments this 18-year-old first-year student at the Vanderbijlpark Campus of the North-West University (NWU) has achieved on the sports field, it is clear that she is focused on success.


NWU hosts virtual golf day Dust off those golf clubs that have been sitting in the garage for the past four months – the North-West University (NWU) is hosting a virtual golf day.


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.