- Published on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 02:00
Netball Internal League ends
The UCT Internal Netball League winded up its season last weekend with a total of 13 teams participating this year, in weekly Sunday games. Spearheaded by Lerato Kotelo and UCT Netball, the league organizers seeked to identify talent and provide more netball players with opportunities to compete. The residence teams certainly proved to be outstanding this season, with Forest Hill G-Block, Varietas and Tugwell One topping the League.
While waiting for the next season to start, teams are gearing to compete in various other tournaments soon. On the 27th of August, three teams will compete in an intervarsity tournament at CPUT Cape Town Campus. Five other teams will also participate in a competition sponsored by Southern Sun Garden Court on the 3rd of September.
UCT Ultimate Frisbee launches internal league
UCT’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is launching an Internal League at the end of the month. The League will allow more students to be exposed to the game and will run on a “hat” basis, meaning players will be picked from a hat to make up teams.
The Club recently hosted its second Annual Indoor Tournament, in which 50 players from all over the Western Cape took part. Six co-ed teams were created randomly and put up against each other. After a round robin, the four top teams competed in two very exciting semi-finals and an even more thrilling final. The victorious team of the competition was the “Bee’s Knees,” which consisted of UCT first and second team players, some visiting American students and some very promising new players.
This League and its hat format gives new players a chance to learn from more experienced players while promoting the spirit of the game and allowing new players to meet and socialise with different people.
UCT Ballroom dance to victory
Earlier this month, the UCT Ballroom and Latin Dancing Society took part in their biggest event of the year – the Intervarsity Ballroom and Latin Dancing Competition, held at the DF Malan Hall in Stellenbosch.
The Championship saw UCT, Stellenbosch, Rhodes, Tuks, Wits and NMMU competing against each other. The UCT team, made up of 76 dancers, took part in 19 sections, ranging from beginners-level ballroom and Latin dancing, through to Viennese, Mambo and Paso Doble sections.
UCT dominated the competition coming home with the Spirit, Team Dance and Formation trophies and emerged as the overall winners of the day. With 12 gold medals, 4 Silver and 9 Bronze medals, UCT came first ahead of Stellenbosch and Tuks. This Championship has been one of the most successful in this society’s history.
Nadoes Favourites in Internal League
The Steinhoff Internal Rugby League concluded their final group of round robin games last week, as teams raced to qualify for the quarter finals. A very physical Panthers team faced off against the Turtles, and after a poor run regained their form in a three-try victory, lifting them to the top of their group. Steinhoff Cobras also topped their group after a four-try victory against the Spanners.
The quarter-finals take place this Wednesday, with favourites Nadoes drawn against whipping-boys Cats. Nadoes stormed through the group stages unbeaten, with the best record in the competition. The Cobras face off the other stragglers Ubumbo, in what’s expected to be a relatively easy game for them. All residence teams, except Clarendon, are playing in the Plate Section, with Smuts, Marquard and Kopano also playing on Wednesday. Marquard finished last in their group, and will have to considerably up their game to regain some vestige of pride. They play against Shebeen Boys.