The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Sports Administrator and Head of Boxing Edwin Wyngaard said their boxers will fare well at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) games in December.
This year the USSA competition will take in Cape Town, but the venue is yet to be confirmed.
He said that his boxers are putting in the hours for the upcoming competition and Wyngaard felt confident that his boxers will bring home more than 3 medals this year. Last year two UWC boxers earned spots in the USSA Boxing final but were narrowly defeated on points. “The boxers are dedicated to doing well this year. We have a couple of good fighters that will make UWC proud,” he said.
The UWC Boxing team consists of 20 members, male and female, and is open to anyone who is willing to join (students, staff and non-students).
“The role of UWC Boxing is to train boxers to do well in competition and to promote fitness, wellness and discipline, which very important,” he said.
“Endurance and dedication are very important in this sport, and that filters through to the students not only in their daily lives but in their studies as well.”
Wyngaard said UWC coach Ayanda Mapasa will help lead UWC Boxing to the top at the USSA competition this year. “Mapasa is very good at analysing over boxers and our competitors. He can tell you exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are, and what you need to work on,” said Wyngaard.
If you are interested in joining UWC boxing or the Boot Camp contact Mr. Wyngaard on 021 959 3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org