The squad, under coach Jabulile Baloyi, are motivated to regain the title they won in 2014 and women’s manager Nolufefe Sila said their preparations for the tournament were on track.
“The players have been pushing hard and are responding well to the training methods,” she said. “We are optimistic we will produce some positive results.”
The women’s version of Varsity Football will be completed over a week, with three days of competition from September 21 to 23, followed by the final on September 28.
The two pools each comprise four teams and the matches will take place at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds in Potch.
Sila acknowledged there would be some tough games in their pool.
“All the teams in our group will be motivated to do well and we cannot take anyone lightly,” she said.
In their pool, UJ, who have been competing in the Sasol Gauteng league this season, will face Central University of Technology, University of Western Cape and NWU-Pukke.
The other pool will comprise University of Free State, University of Pretoria-Tuks, Tshwane University of Technology and University of Cape Town.
The UJ manager said the Varsity Football event played a big role in the development of their squad.
“It is going to mean a lot for the players because it gives them good exposure and they can learn a great deal from the occasion.”