Marks Park FITA Championships

June 17, 2009

By Ettione Ferreira

The Marks Park FITA Championships, in Marks Park Johannesburg, were held on the weekend of 16 May this year. Two archers from Rhodes University, Lance Ho and Rozan Gillbert, took part in the event.”
The competition was tough, with archers from all around the country, as well as some of the world’s top world archers, competing in the event. There were a lot of archers competing in the event with some of their personal bests shot at the FITA.
Lance Ho, shooting for Recurve Men, came in 9th position with a 1040, shooting against South African Olympic archer, Calvin Hartley, three top Scottish archers and other top South African archers.

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Rhodes soccer ‘freedom’ celebration

June 17, 2009

By Tshilidzi Mutavhatsindi
Some South African soccer players at Rhodes celebrated their annual freedom day playing a friendly match against some Zimbabwean Rhodes students on the night of Monday 27 April. The match was held at the Rhodes Kingsfield. This soccer event takes place every year in celebration of freedom day in South Africa. The South African side, made of players from various Rhodes internal league teams, walked over the Zimbabwean side for which the road to freedom looked long and difficult as far as the match was concerned.

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RESULTS and FIXTURES

May 19, 2009

RESULTS

Soccer

Soccer Internal LeaguePool BAllen Webb 0-4 BlackgoldTeam Oppie 3-0 Cullen BowlesJan Smuts 3-2 GoldfieldsPool ARaw Materials 7-2 LinguisticsPiet Retief 1-5 Cory/MatthewsRovers FC 1-2 AK47

F11 0-0 MSA
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This year, It’s bigger and better

May 19, 2009

By Tshilidzi Mutavhatsindi

After last year’s chaotic Internal Soccer League where the Oakdene players attacked the referee in the finals, this year’s Rhodes Internal League definitely showed new promise, displaying excitement and extreme competitiveness. The Rhodes Internal Soccer League is currently run by the Sports Administration, after last year’s sponsor, Rhodes Music Radio (RMR) pulled out. “RMR pulled out as sponsor due to lack of manpower and resources to focus on the Internal League,” said RMR station manager, Gugulethu Mhlungu.

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Is South African soccer too black?

May 19, 2009

By Darren Anderson

South African sport can be categorised into the Big Three: cricket, rugby and soccer. In cricket and rugby, there has been a large increase in black players. Many argue that this is because of the introduction of the quota system, which ensures previously disadvantaged black players the same opportunities as white players. The quota system has had a fair share of success in introducing diversity to many sports within the country. Read the rest of this entry »


Off the Mark

May 19, 2009

By Ollie Field

The Indian Premier League. A festival of cricket that has W.G Grace turning in his grave and makes every member of the MCC at Lords cringe in disapproval. Cheerleaders, mass sponsorship deals, strategic time-outs and big pay-outs to players in US Dollars makes it sound more like American Football than the gentleman’s game of cricket, and yet it has a mass following around the world.


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Rhodents meet UCT on home turf

May 19, 2009

By Lauren vd Vyver

Pic by: Desiree Schirlinger


A friendly clash of hockey sticks ensued when the University of Cape Town (UCT) visited the ABSA Rhodes Hockey Club on 1 May. The long weekend was alive with Rhodent support and talent on the turf. The Rhodes teams came out on top by overcoming UCT’s social hockey teams. A close encounter between the Rhodes and UCT social ladies teams ended in a 3-2 win for the hosts.


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