MAXINE TWADDLE

As a Tuks student you’ll spend time on UP’s sport campus, whether you’re watching or playing sport.

The sports grounds are down the road from Hatfield campus. The main entrance is on South Street, just off Jan Shoba (previously Duncan) Street.

Once you are through the gates, two of the most important places on the campus are on either side of you. To the right is the Indoor Sports Centre, which accommodates halls for gymnastics, judo, karate, table tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball and fencing. There is also a climbing wall and indoor swimming pool. In the centre is a sport laboratory with a rehabilition gym. The Rembrandt hall has 3 000 permanent seats and has courts for netball, basketball and badminton. This is a multi-purpose hall, so it can be used for functions and exhibitions.

To the left is Tuks Stadium, which hosts important football and rugby matches. The stadium can hold nearly 10 000 people, with 4 500 permanent seats and embankments which can accommodate 4 000 people. There is also a cricket oval and netball and basketball courts, as well as an athletics track.

The High Performance Centre (HPC) is on the other side of these facilities. It is accessed through the Burnett Street entrance.

If you go through this entrance, to your left are rugby fields. There is an athletics grass at the top of this road.

If you turn left at the athletics grass, you will be able to access the tennis courts, football, cricket and hockey pitches, the swimming pool complex and the hockey AstroTurf.

The RAG and Experimental Farms are also on Sport campus.

Illustration: Simon-Kai Garvie

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