The Interfaculty League season is about to begin on campus and teams are getting fit and ready for a new season with new challenges.
The league starts in late March and team registration has already begun for the basketball, rugby and football teams.
Last year’s Steinhoff Interfaculty games winners will defend their titles as this year’s games begin.
This year’s games will include football, futsal (indoor soccer), rugby, basketball, netball and cricket.
The Humanities Titans will defend their 2010 interfaculty rugby crown. They have shown good early form thrashing Knockando 54-0 in the opening round. Last season they cruised through all stages of the competition and beat Engineers in the final.
Futsal will be a new addition to the football league. It is a fast paced, indoor version of the beautiful game and offers an alternative to those who don’t have enough time or players.
The outdoor, 11-a-side football league will also be kicking off next week. The defending premier league champions Miners FC will be defending theit title in what was a highly competitive league last year.
There is also a cup competition that allows teams from all divisions to compete and always throws an upset or two. Last year the Human-a-Titties FC made it all the way to the quarter finals and were the only lower division team to do so.
Basketball and netball internal leagues will be hitting the courts and teams can still register at the Wits Sports Council offices at Sturrock Park. Last year the Medics took the netball league.
Cricket will be the last of the internal leagues to start as it only gets going on April 2. Last year the Mens’ Res team won the tournament. Teams battle it out in separate groups with the semi-finals and final played under floodlights with a white ball.
The league’s starting dates are as follows: rugby – March 16, basketball – March 18, football –March 23, netball – March 28, futsal – April 1 and cricket April 2.