Sports wrap

11 May 2009


UCT finished fifth overall at the University Sports South Africa (USSA) judo championship, hosted by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology at its Bellville campus from 24 to 27 April.

Among the star performers for UCT was Ernest Louw (in picture), who bagged the gold medal in the men's under-81kg division; Shaun Woodman, who finished second the men's under-66kg division; and Nico Louw, who took bronze in the under-73kg division.

Mikhaila Job also picked up third spot in the women's under-70kg event.

Woodman and Ernest Louw were also selected to attend the Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia, in July.

UCT will host the 2011 USSA championships.


On the whole, the UCT FNB First XV will be pleased with their recent performances in the Western Province Super League.

Yes, they lost 20-39 to Victorians on 22 April, but bounced back with a 22-7 win over Villagers three days later (25 April), and then thrashed Helderberg 50-14 on Workers' Day, 1 May.

Just four games into the season, that clutch of wins now has them nipping at the heels of early log leader, Hamiltons, and Stellenbosch University.

Their next game is the intervarsity against archrivals Maties on 9 May, in a curtain raiser to the Stormers/Western Force Super 14 game at Newlands.


Coach Craig Hepburn read the Riot Act to the men's soccer first team after their 1-6 hammering from Ashford Athletics in their Cape District Football Association Super League match on 2 May.

Not just short one player - this after the bench was bursting at the seams at a game the Wednesday before - the team looked all at sea as they let in a brace of soft goals and squandered at least half a dozen opportunities of their own.

Poor preparation, chided Hepburn. What's needed, he insisted, was more commitment from his players. And more goals.


The UCT Aquatics Club fielded five relay teams and six individual swimmers in this year's Cadiz Freedom Swim.

The endurance event pits 180 swimmers against the frigid waters of Cape Town, crossing 7.5km from Robben Island to Big Bay in Bloubergstrand.

On the day, 26 April, the water temperature was a nippy 13 degrees, with cold spots of 11 degrees. Fortunately for the swimmers, the water was relatively flat with a small swell and weak current.

The Cadiz Freedom Swim is a fundraiser for Cape Town's Vista Nova School, which caters for children with special needs.

Water Polo

UCT's Laura Barrett and Jade Liddell have been selected for the South African senior women's water polo team that is playing in the FINA Women's World League in Lille, France, from 8 to 10 May.

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Monday Monthly

Volume 28 Edition 07

11 May 2009

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