Institute for Sport Science and Sport Development

Postal address: 
School for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science, North-West University
Potchefstroom
South Africa
Phone: 
27.18..299.1795
Fax: 
27.18.299.2021
Year of foundation: 
1995
Name of the director: 
Prof. Dawie Malan
Institutional dependency: 
North-West University
Reservation email: 
Logo Institute for Sport Science and Sport Development


fidelity award: Bronze

Subscription year: 
2008
Member type: 
Member


Weather

Weather
Temperature: 
4ºC
Humidity: 
52%
Wind: 
From the NNE at 2 MPH [NNE 30º 0km/h)
 
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SPORTS AND FACILITIES

Permanent sports in the centre:
Altitude training environment - 1530m above sea level 
Sport facilities: Grass (training) and synthetic athletics tracks;
Astro-turf hockey fields;
Rugby fields (our major sport at the University);
Netball courts;
Tennis courts;
1 high performance sport gymnasium + 2 other general public gymnasiums within walking distance;
Cricket fields
Excellent surroundings for road running and cycling;
We are currently already handling some 1100 international athletes during our summer months (Sept-April).  
Some athletes like Jan Zelesny, Mick Hill, Jonathan Edwards and Spanish Soccer Team (2010 FIFA World Cup winners as well as many others regard our facilities and the country-side atmosphere as the best in the world.

Support services: Full extent Sport Science and Sports Medicine support services;
Study arrangement, available for athletes in the centre or externally: In the University
Admission athletes of other countries for training under fees:yes
Residence number of beds - several at 3 levels:  Basic (1 star) can accommodate some 150 athletes (bed only - breakfast elsewherre)  3 Star 2-4 bed units - can accommodate 60 (bed only but with own small kitchen/unit.  4 Star - 80 rooms - 2 bed units (fully equipped - restaurant on ground floor (see website www.nwu.ac.za/sportsvillage) .It has heated swimming pool, lecture hall. coaches meeting room, massage/physio facility - walking distance from HP gymnasium. Apart from that, there are also various guest houses and hotels available in town. Special rates have been negotiated at these facilities.
Excellent game farms and other entertainment close-by

ENVIRONMENT (enviromental conditions)
Altitude:  1530m above sea level
Average temperature autumn    20
Average temperature spring    24
Average temperature summer    32
Average temperature winter    17
Thunderstorms/rain during summer months - especially late afternoon
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