Varsity Netball is back with a bang, after a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UP-Tuks, coached by Jenny van Dyk, is ready to defend their 2019 undefeated title win and according to captain Chantelle Swart, are ready to keep the trophy in Pretoria. UP-Tuk’s line-up for the tournament includes Alice Kennon, Anja van Heerden, Blessing Sithole, Chantelle Swart, Danielle van Zyl, Hope Sibiya, Jamie van Wyk, Jani Bergh, Jeanette Vermeulen, Mbalenhle Ntuli, Melissa van Zyl, Melodine Jacobs, Sinethemba Maseko and Tracey Mthunzi.
The tournament is taking place in a bio-bubble at Stellenbosch University and will span from 21 August to 30 August, where UP-Tuks will play a total of 7 play off matches against North West University (NWU), Nelson Mandela University (Madibaz), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), the University of the Free State (Kovsies), the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Stellenbosch University (Maties) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Van Dyk has labelled Kovsies as the team to beat in this tournament and stated that NWU and Maties are also both strong contenders to play in the final.