Sporting Purple

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By Joy Niemack

Pic by Sophie Marcus

Sport Awareness or Sports Orientation Week aims to allow new students the chance to explore the wealth of facilities that Rhodes University has to offer.

 

 

Sports Awareness Week went off remarkably well last week despite an alleged lack of communication between the Sports Administration and Rhodes Administration.

Sport Awareness or Sports Orientation Week aims to provide new students with the opportunity to explore the wealth of facilities that Rhodes University has to offer.

The Mountain Club (RUMC) is one of the sporting clubs which had great success. Cameron Smith, the Mountain Clubs climbing coordinator said, “We had more people than expected.” Smith attributes the club’s success to, “the chilled environment and adrenaline pumping adventure”. Smith adds,”It’s not only about climbing though; we do horse trails and other outdoor adventures that appeal to all people.”

Melissa Radebe, a first year BJourn student, agrees with Smith. “I decided to try out climbing because it is different from other sports.” She describes her try-out climb as lots of fun and says, “It was refreshing to find different sports compared with school sports.” She intends to try out many other sports while keeping her academics a priority. Also present at the Mountain Club’s demonstration was Samantha Bezuidenhout, a first year BSc student, excited to try out the various sporting codes at Rhodes. “Rhodes has a great variety of sports and I intend to try most of them out, I don’t see why not.”

Taryn Purdon, a first year BCom student, thought the Sports Orientation week was a great idea. “It is good to get to know what sports there are at Rhodes,” says Purdon.

The Taekwon-Do club, however, started earlier than most clubs as they began demonstrating their remarkable skills during O-Week. Robyn De Jager, vice-chairperson of the club, said they also had great success during the Sports Orientation Week. The club began their training during Sports Orientation Week and De Jager believes that it went off very well. However, the Tennis Club believes that the Sports Orientation could have been better if there was better planning and more communication between Sports Administration and Rhodes Administration..

“Many first years were unable to attend some events due to the literacy tests being held simultaneously with Sports Orientation Week,” says Chris Davies, the captain of the Tennis Club.

“The atmosphere was still great and we had many other years also participating in Sports Orientation,” says Davies. “Tennis is great for meeting new people and having fun,” Davies says, “it helps students fit into varsity life”.

The Sports Orientation was a success, with many Rhodents finding a new way to occupy their time.

 

 

Sports Awareness Week went off remarkably well last week despite an alleged lack of communication between the Sports Administration and Rhodes Administration.

Sport Awareness or Sports Orientation Week aims to provide new students with the opportunity to explore the wealth of facilities that Rhodes University has to offer.

The Mountain Club (RUMC) is one of the sporting clubs which had great success. Cameron Smith, the Mountain Clubs climbing coordinator said, “We had more people than expected.” Smith attributes the club’s success to, “the chilled environment and adrenaline pumping adventure”. Smith adds,”It’s not only about climbing though; we do horse trails and other outdoor adventures that appeal to all people.”

Melissa Radebe, a first year BJourn student, agrees with Smith. “I decided to try out climbing because it is different from other sports.” She describes her try-out climb as lots of fun and says, “It was refreshing to find different sports compared with school sports.” She intends to try out many other sports while keeping her academics a priority. Also present at the Mountain Club’s demonstration was Samantha Bezuidenhout, a first year BSc student, excited to try out the various sporting codes at Rhodes. “Rhodes has a great variety of sports and I intend to try most of them out, I don’t see why not.”

Taryn Purdon, a first year BCom student, thought the Sports Orientation week was a great idea. “It is good to get to know what sports there are at Rhodes,” says Purdon.

The Taekwon-Do club, however, started earlier than most clubs as they began demonstrating their remarkable skills during O-Week. Robyn De Jager, vice-chairperson of the club, said they also had great success during the Sports Orientation Week. The club began their training during Sports Orientation Week and De Jager believes that it went off very well. However, the Tennis Club believes that the Sports Orientation could have been better if there was better planning and more communication between Sports Administration and Rhodes Administration..

“Many first years were unable to attend some events due to the literacy tests being held simultaneously with Sports Orientation Week,” says Chris Davies, the captain of the Tennis Club.

“The atmosphere was still great and we had many other years also participating in Sports Orientation,” says Davies. “Tennis is great for meeting new people and having fun,” Davies says, “it helps students fit into varsity life”.

The Sports Orientation was a success, with many Rhodents finding a new way to occupy their time.

 

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