From Boat to Being

  By Kaamil Adams This article can also be found in the print Edition 1 of VARSITY Newspaper.   A journey of change from coach to rower, here’s what sport …

New UCT Gym

  By Carl Osborne This article can also be found in the print Edition 1 of VARSITY Newspaper. Gym goers were treated to a surprise at the beginning of the …

UCT Indoor Futsal

By Carl Osborne Football is one of the most popular and most followed sports in the world. For many at UCT it is a religion, rather than just a pastime, …

Ikeys: Where are They Now?

Anonymous Writer For almost 100 years, the Ikeys have been fighting their intervarsity rivals, Maties, to be the best rugby institute in the Cape.  Three years after a glorious Varsity …

Can Good Athletes make Good Coaches?

By Erica Maré It is often expected of professional athletes to become a coach after they have retired. Here is why that does not always work out. Good players need …

The Bigger They Are, The Harder Their Goal

By Kaamil Adams Despite the social obstacles Shaahid faced, namely being bullied for being too skinny, he found grace and strength through encouragement from his parents. “From a very young …

Amster’damn’!

By Kaamil Adams Not quite a university student, yet, but I’m pretty sure some international tertiary giants will be after this sporting talent soon. Dean Solomons will complete his matric …

USSA Cricket Win

By Don Paterson The USSA 2017 Cricket tournament was one for the books! With some of the best results UCT has seen in the past few decades. It was a …

Sportswear over the Centuries

By Erica Maré Since the twenty-first century, “sportswear” refers to a category of fashion-oriented clothes based on clothing developed for sports participation. It has become the clothing of the world, …

Paravolley Parades SA Pride

By Jess Fish South Africans beamed with pride as we sent our first team to the biennial African ParaVolley Champs held in Rwanda this September. ParaVolley is a Paralympic sport, …

Wheelchair Rugby 2017

By David Jacobs What a year! Wheelchair Rugby in the Western Cape has experience unprecedented growth. The year started with the national coach, Victor Buitendag, hosting a High-Performance Clinic where …

Horse-riding as Alternative Therapy

By Amy Sheldon Amy Sheldon’s experience as a para-sport athlete; on the back of a horse! I never really liked sports growing up. When I was younger, I used to …

Tour de Maurice

By Alexander Rohrer An account of the breathtaking experience of cycling the Tour de Maurice As a bunch of students most of whom have never raced out of the country …