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Visit our Junior and Academy website www.tukswrestling.co.za

/sitefiles/Image/5573/5421/neelsdejagerxtuks2006x1.jpgThe Tuks Wrestling Club is the leading wrestling club in the country – both in size and in the quality of wrestlers on its roster.

TuksWrestling has a stated objective to produce quality wrestlers that can continue to compete successfully on both the local and international scene. In recent years it has achieved these objectives and established itself clearly as one of the most successful programmes in our sporting history.

  • With 105 registered wrestlers it is the largest club – by far – in the country. TuksWrestlers are participating for 12 months a year in both local and international competitions.
  • It has South Africa 's only multiple World Champion ( Willem Putter ) in the Masters Division; one former Olympian (Bennie Labuschagne); four All Africa Senior champions; a Commonwealth Games participant and numerous recent participants at World championship events.
  • Tuks has won the title of Club of the Year in Gauteng North, SA's strongest wrestling province for the past eight years (since 1999)
  • It is dominating local competition winning team honours at all major tournaments held in South Africa .

TuksWrestling is served by an experienced and stable management structure. Tuks' success can be primarily ascribed to a comprehensive coaching and mentoring system starting at pre-school level and continuing at all levels of competitive wrestling. Our coaching staff includes the 2004 Olympic coach, the head coach of the SA Senior team and the coach of the SA Cadet team.

The Head Coach of TuksWrestling is Bennie Labuschagne - 1992 Olympian, three time African champion, Commonwealth Games medallist and named one of South Africa's six “Wrestler's of the 20 th Century.” He is assisted by a group of experienced and highly dedicated coaches.

For more information you can contact Jeanne-Louise Beukes (084 324 4424 / jeannebeukes@yahoo.com ) or visit us during training hours at the hall on the corner of Serene Street and Gen Louis Botha Road, Garsfontein – between the putt-putt course and the skateboard park.

 

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