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Rhodes University karate team member brings home two bronze medals

Date Released : 25/06/2018

Even more proud to be South African – that was the verdict of three Grahamstown karatekas who recently returned from the 7th WUKF World Karate Championships in Dundee, Scotland. The Graham Hotel on Wednesday night, 20 June, hosted a welcome-home celebration for them and their families

Rhodes Archers dominate EC Indoor Championships

Date Released : 11/06/2018

The Rhodes University Archery Club hosted the 2018 Eastern Cape Provincial Target Archery Indoor Championships over the weekend of 26 and 27 May.

FNB Rhodes braced for ‘wounded’ FNB WSU

Date Released : 22/02/2018

FNB Rhodes coach Carlos Katywa is braced for a wounded FNB WSU when the two sides meet for their inter-Eastern Cape clash at BCM Stadium in Mthatha.

RU canoeists take third

Date Released : 16/10/2017

The 2017 Fish River Canoe Marathon held in Cradock followed South Africa’s leading canoe clubs directly into the rapids. Over two eventful days of teams navigated turbulent waters, first place went to Varsity College.

Archery ace Yashin set for Argentina

Date Released : 26/09/2017

Rhodes University Archery Club member, Yashin Naidoo has been selected to represent South Africa at the 2017 World Archery Youth Championships being held in Rosario, Argentina from 2 to 8 October.

Rhodes improves in RMB Boat Race

Date Released : 22/09/2017

The 2017 Boat Races held last weekend at the Kowie River in Port Alfred showcased South Africa’s top rowing institutions in a three-day competition, with the University of Pretoria and the University of Johannesburg being crowned men’s and women’s Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) champions respectively.

Coach Carlos joins Rhodes Rugby

Date Released : 22/09/2017

As Rhodes University Rugby Club bids coach Qondakele Sompondo a hearty farewell, they welcome Coach Qondani ‘Carlos’ Katywa to their rugby stable. The 31-year-old Port Elizabeth-born Katywa has coached at the University of Fort Hare (UFH), and has extensive experience both as a player and a manager.

Sizzling beach volleyball action coming to Rhodes

Date Released : 15/03/2017

South Africa’s top beach volleyball players will be competing at the Flying Fish Beach Volleyball tournament taking place between 6-8 April at Rhodes University.

Heartbreak for RU as they drop points at home

Date Released : 28/02/2017

Rhodes University’s rugby team had it all to prove on Monday, 27 February at their penultimate home game in the 2017 Varsity Shield tournament.

Tonight Rhodes University rugby is up against old rivals

Date Released : 27/02/2017

Tonight Rhodes University rugby is up against old rivals, University of Fort Hare at the RU Great Field at 6:30pm.

The battle of the varsities

Date Released : 09/02/2017

The spotlight turns to varsity rugby’s second division tonight as the eagerly anticipated FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International kicks off across the country.

RU pledges Varsity Shield Debut winnings to education Fund

Date Released : 09/02/2017

Rhodes University makes its FNB Varsity Shield debut today (Thursday, 9 February 2017) against Tshwane University of Technology in Tshwane at 6:30PM.

Intervarsity Programme

Date Released : 03/08/2015

Sport Administration would like to invite all students, academic and support staff to come and support our sportsmen and woman when taking part in the Eastern Cape Intervarsity event that would be taking part on the 14 – 15 August 2015.

Matthew aims to out-drive the competition

Date Released : 29/06/2015

Matthew has loved golf from an early age and describes golf as his passion.


Date Released : 21/10/2014

Friday Night the 1820 Monument became a Sport Palace, as the Royals from all walks of Sport races for accolades! This night saw the crowning of the Top Achievers in Sport - both on and off the field. The results were as follows:

Twizza Rhodes Open Tournament– the pride and joy of Squash at Rhodes University

Date Released : 16/04/2015

Rhodes University Squash Club is set to host the highlight of their squash year this weekend from Friday 17 April to Sunday 19 April.

Active Philanthropy

Date Released : 26/08/2014

The room was abuzz with the sound of spinning bikes sprinting.

Squash players help world record

Date Released : 30/10/2012

Rhodes University Squash Club members and Grahamstown residents were among more than 40 000 players registered to take part in the World Squash Day Challenge.

Running for fun(ds) at PJ Olivier

Date Released : 31/10/2012

A total of R10 000 was handed over to the Hoerskool PJ Olivier disaster fund from last Thursday's Rapportryers/PJ Olivier 5km fun run/walk.

Balancing books with sport

Date Released : 29/10/2012

“On the night of the [awards] ceremony, it was early morning in New Zealand,” said Natalie Ross. “I was watching the junior triathlon race and preparing for mine, which came later in the day.”

Lance Ho aims to compete in 2016 Olympic Games

Date Released : 26/10/2012

A member of the record-breaking archery club, Lance Ho, was awarded Sportsman of the Year at the Rhodes Sports Awards on 19 October. The event aims to showcase the best Rhodes sports players and clubs.

Archery and athletics steal the show

Date Released : 26/10/2012

Lance Ho became the first member of the Rhodes University Archery Club to win the prestigious Sportsman of the Year award, while athlete Natalie Ross won the Sportswoman of the Year award for the second time.

Students must be agents of change

Date Released : 25/10/2012

The CEO of the Local Organising Committee for the 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Mr Mvuzo Mbebe addressed students at the annual Rhodes Sports Awards and said ‘Rhodes needs to find its place in South African university sport’.

Archery and athletics win

Date Released : 24/10/2012

Lance Ho became the first member of the Rhodes University Archery Club to win the university's prestigious Sportsman of the Year award, while athlete Natalie Ross won the Sportswoman of the Year award for the second time.

Rhodes Sports Awards Winners 2012

Date Released : 24/10/2012

Friday 19 October 2012, 19h00, Settlers Monument - this is where you would have found the Leaders of Sport from Rhodes University. Yes, this it was the Rhodes Sports Awards Dinner.

Dancesport Club says thanks for the effort

Date Released : 22/10/2012

The Rhodes University DanceSport Club would like to thank everyone who contributed towards the Dance for a Cure event that took place last Saturday (13 October).

Rhodes water polo welcomes new recruit

Date Released : 22/10/2012

The Rhodes University First Girl’s Water Polo team is providing a means for female students to get fit and make friends. With mounting academic pressures, the team sport offers a healthy way to relieve stress and contribute to another aspect of the Rhodes culture. Dani Van Rijswijck, one of the newest members of the team is finding that water polo is not just game, but a lifestyle.

Striving on for Football in Grahamstown

Date Released : 19/10/2012

The soccer scene in Grahamstown is not relatively as dominant as the rugby scene, although there are a few clubs and leagues which have fundamentally established themselves to form initiatives in developing soccer amongst the local youth. One such project aims at developing soccer amongst the youth to promote the support in Grahamstown this projects is the Sakhulutsha Soccer Development Project who on its website state that the academy.

Varsity cup drought continues

Date Released : 19/10/2012

New Rhodes University Rugby Coach Qondakele Sompondo is a man with one goal in mind, to take Rhodes Rugby to the summit.

Talented Rugby Players cry for recognition

Date Released : 19/10/2012

Players in the Makana area are disheartened by the lack of recognition that scouts and Government regard them. Township schools in the Makana area have to brace the shortage of equipment that their schools have to offer and the rivalry of playing against private schools that have sufficient sporting equipment, as well as the recognition they receive from scouts visiting the Makana area.

Four wins for G'town women

Date Released : 19/10/2012

WOMEN runners from Grahamstown have won top podium spots in various road races in the Eastern Cape in the last few weeks.

Rowing and Boat races 2012

Date Released : 18/10/2012

After months of training, early mornings on the water and so many hours in the gym, the time has come and gone for university rowing teams from around the country, including Rhodes, UJ, Wits, NMMU, UKZN, US and Tukkies, to show what they are made of.

Rhodes Sports Awards

Date Released : 16/10/2012

The Annual Sports Council Sports Awards will be taking place on Friday, 19 October at the 1820 Monument – the theme for this year in THE SPIRIT OF PURPLE! This is one of the highlights on the Rhodes Sports Calendar, as it awards top honours to deserving Athletes and Administrators. Clubs work hard at getting these bragging rights.

Grahamstown swimmers bring back the gold

Date Released : 09/10/2012

An impressive squad of Grahamstown swimmers came back laden with medals from the annual Aquabear Swim Club gala in Port Elizabeth this past weekend.

Olympians strike gold in Grahamstown

Date Released : 08/10/2012

A rowing club in Joza is on the cards, following a visit by Olympic gold medallists Andrew Thompson and Sizwe Ndlovu to Grahamstown this week. They were here as part of an Eastern Cape Rowing Association talent search, which took place at Rhodes University's Alec Mullins Hall on Monday. Thompson and Ndlovu were in the SA lightweight men's four that won gold at the London Olympics last month.

Rhodes paddlers finish fourth at Fish

Date Released : 08/10/2012

The Rhodes canoeing team finished fourth among competing universities at the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon, which ended on Saturday 6 October.

Wellness week promotes balanced lifestyle

Date Released : 04/10/2012

Rhodes University's Wellness Week is under way until Friday 5 October and initiative promotes an awareness of multiple spheres of student lifestyle.

Pool team rises to EP challenge

Date Released : 03/10/2012

Three Rhodes University Pool Club members won gold medals at the Eastern Province U23 and U18 singles and doubles championships. This is the first time the club has taken part in the EP champs - this year during the weekend of 15 September.

Martial arts practitioners bond in cross-over session

Date Released : 03/10/2012

Members of two martial arts groups in Grahamstown came together recently to learn from one another in a cross-over training seminar held at the Masonic Hall.

Heathens rule Rhodes rugby again

Date Released : 01/10/2012

Heathens successfully defended their title as Internal League champions after beating Dream Team 7-5 on Friday night on the Great Field.

Get active with Rhodeslympics

Date Released : 26/09/2012

Now there’s no excuse to miss out on the warm spring weather - beating your ‘opponent’ at the Rhodeslympics! In the spirit of this year’s Olympic Games, the Human Resources Division has teamed up with Rhodes Sport to host the first ever casual tournament, encouraging all staff members to get active and enjoy a friendly, early evening game... and there are prizes to be won.

Rhodes women's B take gold at Boat Race

Date Released : 19/09/2012

The Rhodes women’s B crew emerged as the only Rhodes team to win gold in this year’s Mutual Federal Universities Boat Race on the Kowie River in Port Alfred this past weekend.

Boat race a success

Date Released : 18/09/2012

The annual boat race event is the largest of its kind, providing sport competition, great fun and entertainment for students from eight Universities in South Africa was declared an incident free event.

The man behind “The Avengers Crew” success

Date Released : 17/09/2012

He may be young but there is nothing inexperienced about Rhodes University’s B team rowing coach Ryan MacNeil. The 22 year old became the teams coach just over two months ago and has managed to lead his team to victory in the 2012 Boat races in Port Alfred.

Tuks wins the Mutual and Federal Boat Race

Date Released : 16/09/2012

The prestigious Mutual and Federal Boat Race event finished on a high note on Saturday (15 September), when the crews from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Pretoria competed for the coveted prize.

Mutual & Federal unwavering support

Date Released : 16/09/2012

Without a doubt the Boat race in Port Alfred is the biggest rowing events in the calendar for the universities that participate. This year marks the 32nd event and Mutual & Federal has been sponsoring the thrilling annual event for the past 12 years in a row.

Rhodes women’s team snatch win from Tuks

Date Released : 16/09/2012

The hard training and preparations has paid off for Rhodes University B rowing team this year, as they managed to win first place in the 2012 Boat Races in Port Alfred.

Tuks wins Women’s A Final

Date Released : 16/09/2012

The 4.2 km race began with University of Pretoria affectionately known as “Tuks” taking a clear lead, and even though they struggled at the respective sharp banks in the Kowie River in Port Alfred, Tuks managed to keep their five yard lead.

On your marks, get set, row!

Date Released : 13/09/2012

With Intervarsity done and dusted, the annual Mutual Federal University Boat Race, which takes place in Port Alfred this week, will see the town fill up with university students from across the country.

A long boat tradition

Date Released : 13/09/2012

IN the 1970s there was a boat race on the Kowie River between UCT and Rhodes. This was rowed in September each year and was sponsored by South African Breweries.

Women’s A crew confident ahead of Boat Race

Date Released : 12/09/2012

Tension is mounting as the best rowers from universities across South Africa prepare both physically and mentally for what is the biggest rowing event on the calendar: Boat Race.

Wolves leave hungry

Date Released : 12/09/2012

The final week of the Rhodes internal league had more drama, more twist and turns and more cliff hangers than B-grade Hollywood movie. The Wolves entered the last round of matches last Friday in pole position make the play offs at number three on the log. By the end of the match played against the Heathens at the Great Field, they were huddled at the centre of the field concluding a season.

Burning for the greater good

Date Released : 11/09/2012

Twelve hours, 25 bikes, the challenge was on. The music was pumping. Sweat and a rose-coloured tint accompanied most cyclists. Spinning instructors kept us enthusiastic, pushing us to do drills, freezes (thigh-killers), hill climbs, sprints and various other nifty boredom-busters.

Dark night looms for Rhodes

Date Released : 31/08/2012

WITH four matches down, the Rhodes University Internal League rugby season has reached its halfway mark. This weekend's matches on the Great Field will be the last round of the competition's group stages and hungry fans will have to wait until next term for the knock-out stages.

Spinning for charity

Date Released : 05/09/2012

Insipiring people to choose a healthier, more active lifestyle was one of the aims of last Friday's 12-hour Cyclathon at the Rhodes University Health Suite, which attracted 256 participants and started at 8am.

Rhodes loses netball to University of Fort Hare

Date Released : 27/08/2012

University of Fort Hare’s (UFH) netball first team outclassed Rhodes in a tough, physical game on 18 August. The game was characterised by good, swift play from the visitors and some slack defending by Rhodes.

Inter-Varsity afterparties successful

Date Released : 23/08/2012

For all who attended the full two nights of music and entertainment which were held on the Great Field – disappointment was the last sentiment any of them should have expressed.

Nyongo breaks 10km record

Date Released : 21/08/2012

The 10 kilometre run took place under a surprisingly hot winter sun. Forty six runners from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Rhodes and Walter Sisulu University (WSU) took part.

Rhodes loses rugby final

Date Released : 21/08/2012

Saturday’s final Inter-Varsity rugby game between Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and Rhodes got off to a slow start, as previous soccer matches that had run overtime. Kick-off was delayed by more than an hour. However, this didn’t dampen the supporters’ spirits as the stands and surrounding lawns remained tightly packed throughout the wait.

NMMU win intervarsity again

Date Released : 20/08/2012

PE side take coveted sports crown ahead of Rhodes, Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu for fifth straight year MMU were crowned Eastern Cape intervarsity champions for the fifth successive year after another weekend of keen contests at Rhodes in Grahamstown on Saturday.

Rhodes loses soccer final to WSU

Date Released : 20/08/2012

The final between Rhodes and Walter Sisulu (WSU) was a disappointing game for the home supporters, as they saw their team lose 2-0 after running circles around their opponents.

NMMU triumphs over UFH

Date Released : 20/08/2012

The final for the women’s first team netball saw Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) leave no questions unanswered as to who the better team was. A very convincing win with the final score of 43-9 left the NMMU team and their fans very happy.

NMMU dominates table tennis

Date Released : 05/09/2012

The Hangar at Rhodes University was a hub of activity today (Saturday 18 August), as table tennis teams from four universities fought for dominance in front of a large crowd.

NMMU squashes opponents on court

Date Released : 05/09/2012

Squash players and supporters from University of Fort Hare, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and Rhodes University filled Alec Mullins squash courts to capacity to play their part in helping their university win the Intervarsity squash tournament. Walter Sisulu (WSU) University failed to arrive yesterday (17 August).

NMMU successfully defends title

Date Released : 18/08/2012

Even a power failure at Prospect Field could not dampen the spirits of the NMMU team that faced WSU in the intervarsity women’s soccer final on Friday (17 August). Coming off the back of their 3-2 victory against UFH, the team came onto the field full of confidence.

Intervarsity hockey results shared

Date Released : 18/08/2012

The intervarsity hockey games kicked off on a high note on 17 August. Rhodes men’s fourth team beat University of Fort Hare’s first team 3-1. This came as quite a shock to the visitors and set a precedent for unpredictable results.

Rhodes retains pool title

Date Released : 18/08/2012

The Rhodes men’s 8 ball pool team proved why they are the best, when they won their eighth consecutive intervarsity pool tournament on Friday (17 August).

EC universities ready for battle

Date Released : 17/08/2012

Grahamstown to host intervarsity showdown. GRAHAMSTOWN will be awash with students this weekend as young Eastern Cape sporting stars gather to contest the annual intervarsity.

Rhodes hosts 2012 intervarsity

Date Released : 16/08/2012

Rhodes University Sports Administration will be hosting the 2012 intervarsity from 17-18 August - the largest multi-coded university sporting event in the Eastern Cape.

Mind over madness

Date Released : 13/08/2012

Pushing your body to its limit is one thing. But the mind? That’s a hard one was the observation of a Grahamstown sportsman who contributed to a remarkable achievement last weekend. With sports fans glued to the rugby, or the last few hours of Olympic action on their television sets, a group of local sportsmen quietly went about setting a new world record, on our doorstep.

Rhodes Archery Club beats the cold and breaks world record

Date Released : 16/08/2012

GRAHAMSTOWN. - A new Guiness world record was set here by the Rhodes Archery Club last weekend, an improvement on the club's previous world record.

Rhodes women rank third in Bay league

Date Released : 15/08/2012

THE Rhodes University women's soccer team came back smiling from the windy city on Sunday, having won their match that day and claiming third place in the ongoing Port Elizabeth Football Association (Pefa) League.

Watch out, karate champs are everywhere

Date Released : 13/08/2012

Four Grahamstown karate clubs ranked among the best 10 at a recent South African Shotokan Karate Academy (Saska) competition, where a record number of 450 karateka from 21 clubs competed.

A-section promotion for Rhodes U21

Date Released : 03/08/2012

The Rhodes University U21 rugby side enjoyed a phenomenal year as they went on to finish top of the Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) Super league U21B section

Rhodes to host cycla-thon

Date Released : 03/08/2012

The Rhodes University Health Suite will be hosting its 12hour cyclathon on 31 August.

Rhodes time trial

Date Released : 03/08/2012

Results from the latest Rhodes University Athletics Club time trial:

Archers prepare to break Guinness record

Date Released : 23/07/2012

Three Rhodes University Archery Club members are going to attempt something that no one in Grahamstown has done before. In fact, if they complete their task, they will have accomplished something that nobody in the world has done.

World champs kudos

Date Released : 04/07/2012

Grahamstown athlete Tim Stones is thrilled at his appointment by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) as athletics technical director for the 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships, in Toronto.


Date Released : 20/08/2013

Having never judged a field archery competition in my life, it was a shock when the World Archery Judges Committee allocated me a position as a judge at the World Field Archery Championships in Val d’Isere, France.


Date Released : 11/09/2013

The Sports Awards Dinner is around the corner...

Creating leaders through sporting excellence

Date Released : 01/03/2011

To contribute to the all-round development of our students and staff by providing them with the necessary facilities and opportunities to participate in sport on a recreational/social or competitive level during their time at Rhodes University.

Sports Admin supports Bafana Bafana all the way

Date Released : 01/03/2011

Sports Admin supports Bafana Bafana all the way to Brazil 2014


Date Released : 02/03/2011

The following walked away with the awards on the evening:

Double win for Rhodes Sports

Date Released : 02/03/2011

Roger Adams, the manager of Sports Admin at Rhodes University, and Andrew Matatu, Chair of the Rhodes Student Sport council, have been elected into the University Sport South Africa’s (USSA) National Executive Committee for 2011/2012. Rhodes is the only institution to have more than one representative on the new USSA NEC.


Date Released : 02/03/2011



Date Released : 30/03/2011

The USSA Rowing Regatta is one that never disappoints as it always brings with it fast, close racing in difficult weather conditions that challenges even the best of coxes and crews over the 1000m course on Vanderkloof Dam.


Date Released : 09/09/2013



Date Released : 15/10/2013

Dave Martin of the Rhodes University Archery Club has been chosen to represent South Africa at the World Para Archery Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1 to 7 November.

Better luck at Inter-Varsity

Date Released : 12/08/2012

Rhodes University rugby team's hopes may have been dashed when the side lost their semifinal match during the University Sport South Africa (USSA) competition last week


Date Released : 12/08/2012

Geoff Howarth, right, chases the ball during the Rhodes University men's 1st hockey match against Lakeside Cavaliers on the Rhodes Astro on Saturday.

Glasgow for Rhodent

Date Released : 18/11/2013

Nobubele Phuza, a member of the Rhodes University Netball Club, has been selected for the South African netball squad


Date Released : 27/08/2013

With only four inter-res sports events to go – Ruth First and Winchester look destined to win their 2013 inter-res sections comfortably……well unless Oppidan (women) and Calata (men) regroup and pull rabbits out of their hats. In the women’s section Prince Alfred and Phelps/LB (joint 3rd position) are the “dark horses” and may cause a biggest upset of the season if Ruth First and Oppidan decide to celebrate before the final whistle.

Ready for squash fest

Date Released : 12/08/2012

THIS year's Rhodes Squash Open tournament is set to be a bumper event, with several entries already received by the organisers.

Rhodents race in Cassies 15km

Date Released : 12/08/2012

No less than 15 Rhodes University Athletics Club members took part in last weekend's Cassies 15km road race in Port Elizabeth

Rhodes back in for Varsity Cup

Date Released : 12/08/2012

This would give them another chance to be selected for provincial sides.

Rhodes eyes Varsity Shield

Date Released : 12/08/2012

QONDAKELE Sompondo is a man on a mission who plans to take Rhodes Rugby to new heights. Sompondo, manager at alumni relations at Rhodes University, is the new rugby coach on campus.

Rhodes hosts first EPA cross-country

Date Released : 12/08/2012

RHODES University Athletics Club will host the first Eastern Province crosscountry league event of the year.

Rhodes pool club to attempt world record

Date Released : 26/07/2012

FOUR members of the Rhodes University Pool Club will be attempting to break a Guinness World Record by playing pool for over 72 hours straight.

Rhodes Rugby Cash Boost...

Date Released : 04/07/2012

Rhodes University Rugby Club received a R20 000 boost for their upcoming training camp


Date Released : 11/02/2014

Rhodes Rugby on the Rise...


Date Released : 26/08/2013

With the Mutual and Federal Universities Boatrace fast approaching – the Kowie River has been a hive of activity. Rhodes crews have been busy perfecting their rowing skills, putting more emphasis on speed, endurance and corners. On the sidelines they are motivated by Rhodes staff rowing crew of Sue Smailes, Rod Walker, Sanel Sobahle, Catherine Deiner, Mandla Gagayi; Rose Thornycroft, Mike Bailey, and Jack Bacela – also preparing for a long standing race against the staff of University of Johannesburg.


Date Released : 30/09/2013

History was made on 27 September 2014 when Rhodes representatives, Adv. Sue Smailes (Director: Special Project in the VC’s Office), Prof. Rod Walker (Chairman of Sports Council), and Mr Mandla Gagayi (Head of Sport) flew to Cape Town, where they met the board of Varsity Sports at UCT for a brief introduction and presentation by Francois Pienaar.

Rhodes sport stars shine

Date Released : 09/07/2011

STEPHEN PENNEY The highlight on the Rhodes University sporting calendar, the Sports Council Awards took place last Friday evening.

Rhodes time trial

Date Released : 02/07/2012

Results from the latest Rhodes University Athletics Club time trial: 8km- Warrick Smith -32.24, Gwinyai Chimuriwo - 35.14 4km- Sean Swanepoel - 15.44, Neo Mohapi - 17.16, Fabio De Dominicis - 17.31, David Ormrod - 17.41, Kirsty Hodgskiss - 19.24, Paul Schaerer -20.38, Zama Nsele - 21.52


Date Released : 22/08/2013

It is confirmed that Rhodes Sport will play host to USSA Rugby National Institutional tournament from 30 June – 04 July 2014. This is a tournament that boasts 32 university teams divided into A, B, and C Sections; and is by far the biggest development tournament in SARU’s calendar. Due to the National Arts Festival, our main rugby field will not be used for this event, instead Rhodes Sport plans to convert both the Prospect Fields and King Field into rugby fields for the duration; a 4th and 5th fields will be sourced from either Kingswood College or St Andrew’s College.

Rhodes women rowing on the rise

Date Released : 17/09/2012

He may be young but there is nothing inexperienced about Rhodes University’s B team rowing Coach Ryan MacNeil. The 22 year old became the teams coach just over two months ago and has managed to lead his team to victory in the 2012 Boat races in port Alfred.


Date Released : 21/10/2013

At a function held at Settlers Monument on Friday, 18 October 2013, from 18:30 – the following achievers were declared as having performed head and shoulders above others in their respective categories:


Date Released : 14/08/2013

Following a R1, 2 million grant in June 2013 for Rowing High Performance Program and Community Outreach Programs, Rhodes Sport has just received a further R1, 450, 000 for the following Capital Equipment:

Rhodes rowers brace for nationals

Date Released : 08/05/2013

THE Rhodes University Rowing Club is steeling itself for some stiff competition this weekend as they make final preparations for the 58th annual South African Rowing Championship Regatta.

Rhodes represents in Russia

Date Released : 24/06/2013

Mandla Gagayi, Head of Sports at Rhodes University, has been appointed the Deputy Chef de Mission of the University Sports South Africa (USSA) delegation to the World Student


Date Released : 19/08/2013

Rhodes University produced an epic performance to overcome Varsity Shield side, University of Fort Hare (UFH) 28-14 on Saturday. The game began with a brilliant solo effort from Rhodes fullback Tafadzwa Chitokwindo. He gathered the ball on the halfway line, sprinted past a defender, chipped the ball over UFH’s last defender and dotted down to give Rhodes an early 5-0 lead.

Rhodes hot-shots win 19 medals

Date Released : 19/04/2013

The Rhodes University Rifle Club returned from the South African Target Rifle Association’s 68th Annual Small-Bore Championships in Bloemfontein with a total of 19 medals.

Rhodes rugby goes down in first Adams League game

Date Released : 03/05/2013

The Rhodes University first rugby team lost their first match in the Adams League of the Eastern Province Rugby Union Super League to log leaders Trying Stars

Nine medals for Rhodes in EP rifle champs

Date Released : 15/05/2013

Of the 23 competitive shooters in the Rhodes University Rifle Club, nine took part in the Eastern Province Small-Bore Rifle Association Championships on Saturday.

New Town City take the crown

Date Released : 08/05/2013

New Town City soccer club were crowned the Makana Local Football Association (LFA) champions after beating Makana Pillars in a two-way play-off this week.

Nemato, born of true friendship

Date Released : 13/02/2013

A FRIENDSHIP between two men which began in Amsterdam, Holland about 16 years ago and had nothing to do with rowing culminated in the formation of the Nemato Rowing Club on the banks of the Kowie River in Port Alfred.


Date Released : 19/08/2013

The cold and windy Port Elizabeth weather did very little to deter the Rhodents from giving their all in ensuring that the Purple Flag flies high. The Friday scheduled was marred by late starts at certain venues because those venues were still not set up for sport to take place or the opposition teams had not arrived yet. This was more noticeable at Dance Sport; Pool; and Basketball. All these glitches did not dampen our “purple’s” spirit.

Rhodes archers come out tops

Date Released : 28/05/2013

Fresh from the South African National Archery Championships Lance Ho, Simon Naude and Christo Nel competed in the Rhodes University Archery Championships

Rhodes flunks out of national soccer games

Date Released : 06/11/2012

The Rhodes University Soccer Club failed to book their spot in this December's University Sport South Africa (USSA) Football National Championships.

Ross wins again

Date Released : 30/10/2012

Not long after winning the Rhodes University Sportswoman of the Year title, Natalie Ross was the first South African to cross the finish line at the recent 2012 International Triathlon Union (ITU) Age-Group World Championships. She was one of three athletes from Rhodes who tested their limits against more than 3 000 competitors at Queens Wharf in Auckland, New Zealand, last Monday. Ross finished 39th overall in the 20-24 age group category in a time of 2 hours, 37 minutes and 31 seconds. She swam the 1.5km swim in 31:34, cycled 40km in 1:17:08 and ran the last leg of the race, a 10km run, in 41.39.

Ton up for Cuppleditch

Date Released : 19/06/2013

Sarah Cuppleditch, a grade 12 Diocesan School for Girls (DSG) pupil, took to the field on Saturday 15 June for her 100th DSG 1st team hockey game.

Three medals for Rhodes at Supa-Pool champs

Date Released : 14/12/2012

Rhodes University walked away with three medals at last week's University Sport South Africa (USSA) National Institutional Supa-Pool Championship.

Rhodes to hosts USSA Supa pool championship

Date Released : 27/11/2012

More than 150 students from Universities across the country will compete in the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Supa pool championship hosted by Rhodes University from the 2nd to the 7th of December 2012.

Top SA squash players coming to Rhodes Open

Date Released : 12/04/2013

THANKS to a new sponsor there's an enticing pool of prize money awaiting the winners of the annual Rhodes University Squash Club competition.


Date Released : 02/08/2013

At the recent USSA Hockey National Institutional tournament held at UCT from 01 – 05 July 2013, Rhodes Hockey men and women beat all the odds to reach the finals in their respective sections. Following few years of coming close to winning the B Section, Rhodes men finally get the monkey off their back by beating the host (UCT) in the final to claim the big prize.
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A Festival of Sports awaits the student on Thursday, 8 August 2013. Yes, just like the one held in Term 1 – except this one promises to be better! We will also have to OVERALL PAINTING – thanks to the SRC and Student Sports Council who will provide Purple Paint free of charge – FREE PAINT AND STENCILS! This will prepare us for Inter-Varsity at NMMU, on 16-17 August 2013. Yes, come test your skills before the big event! There are the sports on offer: 5-A-Side Soccer, Volleyball, Egg-Race, Touch Rugby, Sack-Race, and Netball AND MORE!!! Lots of Spot-Prizes to be won!

For more information contact Xolisa Kula:  x.kula@ru.ac.za – 046 603 8366

Last Modified: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:27:57 SAST

SA women attempt to break Atlantic record for charity

Date Released : 15/07/2013

Hayley Arthur and Thato Mabelane, who are former members of the South African rowing team, will row across the Atlantic Ocean on 15 December 2013

Top players square off at Rhodes Squash Open

Date Released : 24/04/2013

Two of South Africa's top squash players squared off in the men's final of the Twizza Rhodes University Squash Club Open last weekend.

Rowing for the right reason

Date Released : 13/11/2012

TODAY marks the first phase of a daring two-stage plan the whole world is getting involved in. The Rhodes University Rowing Club and similar groups scattered all over South Africa and the world will be doing a 24-hour rowing relay, all in the name of Ubunye, or Team Spirit.

Rifle champs come to G’town

Date Released : 03/05/2013

The best Eastern Province (EP) marksmen will once again come to Grahamstown for the EP champs next month.

Rowing and finding my place in the fun

Date Released : 13/05/2013

THIS is my last year at Rhodes and I realised over the past three years I have been so preoccupied with "beneficial" extracurricular activities

Top underwater hockey event for G’town

Date Released : 26/02/2013

Grahamstown will be the host venue for this year's South African Senior Nationals Underwater Hockey Championships.

Head of RU Sports to represent SA in Russia

Date Released : 24/06/2013

Head of Sport at Rhodes University, Mr Mandla Gagayi will jet-off to Russia this week to represent South Africa delegation as the Deputy Chef de Mission of the University Sports South Africa (USSA) to the World Student Games to be held in Kazan from 6-17 July 2013.

G' town man sets rowing record

Date Released : 19/11/2012

Grahamstown athlete Ryan Palmer broke a world record during the global indoor 24-hour Rowathlon at the weekend.

Durban woman joins crew for transatlantic world record rowing attempt

Date Released : 17/07/2013

WHEN Hayley Arthur found out she would not be going to London as part of Team SAs 2012 Olympic rowing contingent, it left a void in her.

Grahamstown locals prepare for Comrades

Date Released : 03/06/2013

A number of Grahamstown locals are among close to 18 000 athletes taking part in the Comrades Marathon on Sunday 2 June.

Grocott's Mail's 2012 Sports Stars of the Year

Date Released : 18/12/2012

Grahamstown can truly be proud of some excellent sporting performances this year. Grocott's Mail's sports editor Stephen Penney pays tribute in pictures to some of the city's top athletes and takes a look at some of their highlights in 2012.

Grahamstown hosts national cricket event

Date Released : 07/12/2012

Grahamstown is the venue for the national Rural U17 cricket tournament, hosted by Eastern Province Cricket next week. Teams from various provinces will arrive in town on Sunday, with matches starting on Monday.
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WHEN: Friday 9 August (public holiday) 2013

TIME: 13h00 Meet above Basil-Anne Centre court, play squash until 17h00sh, drinks in the cowpat, then Ginos pizza.

WHERE: Alec Mullins Squash Courts - African Street, RU, Grahamstown

FORMAT: Doubles & Singles games on Friday

MONEY: Bring some cash to contribute to pizzas, drinks.....and the Rhodes fund raising drive to pay for the New Cowpat!

For more info please contact: kerr.rogers@uct.ac.za

Last Modified: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:27:43 SAST

Countdown starts to SA champs

Date Released : 08/02/2013

Schools selected their top athletes for the track events of the Grahamstown district primary schools athletics championships at the Rhodes University Prospect Field last week.

Catching EL's pioneer wave riders

Date Released : 05/12/2012

SOCIAL activist and surfer Glenn Hollands, 53, is due to release his selfpublished book on East London's original wave riders this weekend.

Archers in SA squad

Date Released : 08/05/2013

Rhodes archers Lance Ho and Simon Naude have been selected for a national squad after competing in the South African Archery National Championships at Marks Park, Johannesburg, earlier this month.

A day at the races

Date Released : 06/08/2012

A cloudy morning greets the 278 walkers and runners in the Oak Cottage KwikSpar Mountain Drive Half-Marathon on Saturday morning.

Checkmate for VG girls

Date Released : 07/05/2013

Patience, intellect, and logical thinking: words not commonly associated with sport - unless it is the game of chess.

Journalism student writes his way to Russia

Date Released : 16/04/2013

A STUDENT from Rhodes University has been chosen as one of only two African representatives to attend a prestigious sports journalism seminar in Russia during the July vacation.


Date Released : 12/08/2013

Yes, it is true that dynamite comes in small packages – this is especially true in case of Natalie Ross.


Date Released : 02/08/2013

The Annual Eastern Cape Inter-Varsity takes place at NMMU - PE this year, and promises to be a great event! The dates are 16-17 August and varsity students in the Eastern Cape will not want to miss this weekend!

Losing track, community loses out

Date Released : 27/02/2013

A Rhodes University sport facility that serves the wider community is being worn down due to a leaking reservoir, and the municipality is yet to get stuck into the problem.

Local lass to row across the Atlantic

Date Released : 20/06/2013

HAYLEY Arthur is no ordinary biokineticist, the Durban athlete will take on a huge challenge which will make her the first South African woman to row an ocean in the


Date Released : 02/08/2013

Rhodes Sport’s Rowing High Performance and Community Outreach programme just got R800 000.00 richer following Lotto’s first allocation of the R1.2 million grant. “It is really exciting to finally be able to have funds in our bank account. One of the reasons that we did not make big noise about this funding earlier was because we wanted to first make sure that the money is with us, so now we can make as much noise as we want”, said Mandla Gagayi of Rhodes Sport.


Date Released : 15/08/2013

Following a successful 2013 which saw Lance Ho being appointed as coach for SA’s Paralympic Archery team, Lance has not found any comfort zone as he continues from where he left off in 2013.

Ironman locals record better times

Date Released : 20/04/2013

One of six local athletes delving into the ninth Ironman South Africa triathlon challenge last weekend, Nolan Berriman crossed the finish line before his fellow Grahamstonians in a praiseworthy time of 11:35:56 - over three hours less than what he recorded last year.


Date Released : 05/08/2013

The Dean of Student has compiled stringent conditions that will strive to keep the students safe at Inter-Varsity at NMMU. Please familiarise yourselves with these conditions.

Local trio heat up duathlon champs in Potch

Date Released : 13/05/2013

A freezing 2°C start couldn’t deter local athletes Natalie Ross, John van Onselen and Terri-Lynn and Stephen Penney from bringing the heat to Potchefstroom

Nemato, born of true friendship

Date Released : 13/02/2013

A FRIENDSHIP between two men which began in Amsterdam, Holland about 16 years ago and had nothing to do with rowing culminated in the formation of the Nemato Rowing Club on the banks of the Kowie River in Port Alfred.

Kids speed through league trials

Date Released : 15/05/2013

Over 100 young athletes from Grahamstown and the surrounds did their best to record speedy times in the second leg of the Albany cross-country league trials last week.

Ironmen, women limber up

Date Released : 12/04/2013

Sunday sees the 9th edition of the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa event in Port Elizabeth, with a number of locals making last minute preparations for the race of their life.

Sport, a great teacher of successful living

Date Released : 20/10/2017

Former South African hockey goalkeeper and Director for Diocesan School for Girls Sport, Chris Hebbert, used sport as a metaphor to illustrate how society should ideally function in order for the greatness of previous generations to be passed on to the next.

The MacLartys, taking the family affair to the World Cup

Date Released : 23/10/2017

Rhodes University student Natalie MacLarty, 22, has been selected to represent South Africa in the Polocrosse World Cup in Australia in April 2019.

Rhodes Rugby all set for the 2018 Varsity Shield

Date Released : 16/02/2018

Rhodes Rugby all set for the 2018 Varsity Shield

EP Small-Bore Rifle Championships 2018

Date Released : 15/05/2018

This past weekend (5 May), the biggest and strongest field of shotists in almost a decade descended on the Rhodes University Rifle Range to compete in the 2018 Eastern Province Small-Bore Rifle Championships.