The annual Eastern Cape intervarsity has a wide range of activities in its programme this year, from flash mob interaction to key soccer and rugby clashes at the Madibaz Stadium.
Hosted by Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth on Friday and Saturday, students from Rhodes, Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu will join their Madibaz counterparts for the annual varsity extravaganza, culminating with the prize-giving on Saturday afternoon (6pm).
Madibaz director of sport Yoliswa Lumka said the occasion lent itself to a wider programme of events than just sport and they were excited about hosting this year.
“The four institutions have crafted a document to showcase the purpose of intervarsity, as well as the inclusion of other events that will involve a lot more students of the four institutions,” said Lumka.
“For instance, this year a fashion show, a flash mob and a Women’s Day mentoring programme have been included.”
She added that it was a once-a-year opportunity for the students to participate in as many activities as they could and to enjoy themselves.
“My message to both Madibaz students and our visitors is the same – go out and support your teams, enjoy all the activities on offer and see as much of our beautiful campus as you can.”
Starting at 11.30 on Friday morning with the golf competition at Humewood, a total of 19 sports and activities will take place, culminating in the intervarsity prize-giving at the Madibaz Stadium on Saturday at 6pm.
There will be a programme of high-quality sport at the stadium on Saturday, beginning with the women’s soccer final at noon.
This will be followed by the rugby clash between Fort Hare and Rhodes at 1.30pm and the men’s soccer final at 3pm. The sporting action will end with the rugby match between Madibaz and Walter Sisulu at 4.30pm.
In sports where at least three institutions have entered, points will be allocated which will count towards the total for the overall intervarsity trophy.