TuksHockey, otherwise known as Hockey island, has been turned around over the last 12 months into an environment of success, camaraderie, passion and enthusiasm. Members are enthusiastic and share the common TuksHockey passion. TuksHockey management, coaching staff and the committee have worked hard to not only improve the management of the club but to also ensure a visual change. TuksHockey have lead the way with vibrant red and blue astro tying in with the signature TuksSport colours and brand.
The flagship teams namely the 1st teams, lead the way with the double Northerns league victory. Our 'lower' teams were also dominant in their respective leagues with the Men's 4th ,5th and 6th as well as Ladies 7th team playing in respective league finals and they are to be commended on this remarkable achievement. The TuksMasters team won the 2012 Master's League in true Tukkie style.
TuksHockey is now home to 13 Senior Ladies Northerns players, 15 senior men's players, 5 junior national squad members and 8 senior Protea squad members. In addition to this the Northerns U21 ladies coach and manager, the Northerns men's coach, one of the National ladies assistant coaches and one of the men's National assistant coach, are all convincing evidence of the caliber of coaching staff within TuksHockey. David Viney is also an accredited SAHA coaching course facilitator and at times presents coaching courses on behalf of Northerns Hockey.
TuksHockey has taken bold steps during 2012, and will continue to challenge the norm as we persevere in our pursuit for excellence, WITH US .......NOT EVEN THE SKY IS THE LIMIT
TuksGolf Training Centre officially opened at the University of Pretoria - 17/05/2013
The University of Pretoria prides itself on its publicly recognised achievements pertaining to its various sporting fraternities. These achievements can be attributed to the University’s sporting facilities, which are of the highest quality among South African universities. To add to its quality achievements, the University of Pretoria, through TuksSport and the High Performance Centre (hpc), has now officially opened a golf training centre.
South African law professor to report to the United Nations on Lethal Robots - 16/05/2013
South African human rights law professor, Christof Heyns, will submit a widely anticipated report on Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARs) to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on 29 May 2013.
Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.