Hockey has historically not been one of VUT’s (Vaal University of Technology) flagship sports namely; athletics, basketball, football, netball, rugby, softball and volleyball. This, however, did not deter the men’s team from winning their C-section at the USSA (University Sports South Africa) hockey tournament hosted by UCT (University of Cape Town).
The team won 4 matches and drew 1, giving them a C-Section win and a promotion to the B-Section for the 2018 USSA tournament. If the team continues along this path of improvement it will no doubt propel the sport to flagship status and hopefully into the pinnacle that is Varsity Sports.
The women’s team won 3 matches, drew 1 and lost 1. They finished third in their section which was a big improvement compared to their 2015 season where they lost every match.