The Durban University of Technology (DUT) students came in their numbers to the Fresher’s Cup, an event held for DUT staff, the Student Representative Council (SRC) and both Durban and Midlands first year students.
The Fresher’s Cup was hosted by DUT’s Department of Student Governance and Development in collaboration with the Department of Sports Administration, on Saturday, 14 March 2020, at the Fred Crookes Sport Centre.
The aim of the event was to build a good relationship between the students and the staff as sports can break a number of barriers amongst people. Even though DUT have different campuses, the objective of the event was to also ensure that first year students are aware that DUT is a united community.
Some of the games that were played were football, netball, volleyball, basketball, chess, Esport, Indigenous games and Recreational athletics.
Department of Sport Administration Head, Bongani Yengwa, said that all those who did well will be given a chance to be part of the university’s team and they will also award them medals for encouragement.
Mduduzi Ngubane: Midlands football female coach extended her gratitude to the University and departments that organised this day. “We are grateful as the Midlands Campus that the institution hosted such an event. This event has assisted students from both campuses to engage with each other and be able to be exposed to other events that are taking place in their University.
Ngubane further said one of the obstacles that they have as female coaches is that most female students usually participate in other sporting codes, but such an event such as the Fresher’s Cup is helpful because it becomes a platform where they are able to identify those students who can represent the institution for the Varsity Cup.
Asavela Makhoba, Bachelor of Education first year student said she is happy to be part of the DUT family because they are not focusing only on the academics but also allowing students to express their talents and exercise their bodies.
Pictured: The Midlands females football team and their coach, at the Fresher’s Cup