North-West University: NWU continues to feed South African sport


The North-West University (NWU) continues to show why this institution is a conveyer belt for South African athletics.

During this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, the NWU once again made sure that the South African team had a characteristic NWU flavour.

For the national netball team, goal shooter

Elmeré van den Berg showed her steel time after time and established herself as a player of the future.

In addition, javelin thrower Jo-Ané van Dyk, Liezel Gouws (100 m, T37), Alan Cumming (hammer throwing) and Ryan Williams (discus) were also to be seen at the games, although they did not win any medals. Williams is a native of Namibia. The NWU’s badminton heroes, Deidré Jordaan and Jareed Elliot, also provided some fireworks.

The former African hurdles champion and NWU coach, Shaun Bownes, accompanied the team as sprinting and relay coach. Nelson Komane-Nel accompanied the hockey team as one of its coaches on the trip to England.

During the World Junior Championships in Cali, Columbia, the NWU also had two representatives in Karmen Fouché (long jump) and Emel Keyser (110 m hurdles).

These are only a few of the numerous achievements recently obtained by the NWU. The world stage is definitely an Eagles’ nest.

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