Healthy living university’s aim

2016-03-23 06:00
THE soccer team of the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) hard at work to prove their worthiness on the soccer field. Photos: Boipelo Mere

THE soccer team of the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) hard at work to prove their worthiness on the soccer field. Photos: Boipelo Mere

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THE first team building initiative for the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) was hosted in Kimberley on Wednesday (16/03) under the theme Promoting Team Building and a Healthy Living.

The matches were played at the Hoffe Park sports grounds and the soccer matches for both the women’s and men’s teams were played at GWK Park.

According to Thomas Masvosve, the tournament convenor and lecturer for Technology at the School of Education, the activities were hosted in an effort to build a winning team for the newly-established university.

The team building was also aimed at encouraging a healthy lifestyle by being active, since everyone is always too busy going to and from lectures.

“The Sol Plaatje University is a fairly new institution. It is therefore imperative to build it on a solid foundation.

“The key pillars for the success of any organisation include teamwork and healthy human resources.

“The Sol Plaatje University’s management, staff and students are taking team building and healthy living initiatives seriously.

“It is within this purview that this sporting tournament was organised.”

Masvosve added that SPU staff would soon be actively participating in more sporting disciplines, such as lawn tennis, table tennis, squash, netball and rugby, amongst others.

The university will also be affiliated to the Southern African Universities Staff Sports Association (SAUSSA) by the end of this year.

The chief operations officer, Raymond Olander, on behalf of the SPU vice-chancellor, Prof. Yunus Ballim, who could not attend due to work commitments, emphasised the importance of winning and losing matches gracefully and with dignity.

Desnic Planet Sports donated the floating trophies to the winning teams and the SPU donated the other awards for categories such as match officials, players’ awards and men or women of the matches.

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