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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Mundell, Marc
Email mundellmarc@yahoo.com
URN etd-08032011-120416
Document Title Tuks Athletics Club : a history 1918 - 2008
Degree Master of Arts
Department Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences
Advisor Name Title
Ms J van Wyk Supervisor
  • club
  • Athletics Gauteng North (AGN)
  • athletics
  • Tuks Athletics Club
  • track and field
  • University Sport South Africa (USSA)
  • Athletics South Africa (ASA)
  • University of Pretoria
  • Springboks
Date 2011-09-07
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This study details the progress of Tuks Athletics Club throughout its 90-year history, and concludes with possibilities for the future as the Club strides forward in the 21st century. It covers the history of the Club from its humble origins in 1918 to the successful Club that it has become. These origins reflect the original facilities and management of the Club, and detail the progression throughout the decades. Focus is applied to the recent addition of the synthetic athletics track, and sporting facility in addition to the relationship development between the Club, the HPC and both the provincial and national controlling bodies for athletics.

Emphasis is placed on the establishment of University Sport in South Africa and the introduction of female participation. Also incorporated are the various sporting Clubs embedded within the Athletics Club, and the various affiliations that the Club is associated with. The management and members of the Club are acknowledged for their contribution towards the success of the Club through the nurturing of athletes for the future, in addition to the relationships kindled with provincial and national athletics bodies.

National representation is the highest honour for many athletes and the awarding of Springbok colours is highlighted in addition to the induction into the TuksSport Hall of Fame. Furthermore, this study acknowledges all athletes that have represented South Africa at the Olympic Games, and congratulates TuksSport Awards recipients that have represented the University with pride and distinction. The University Centenary Year, celebrated in 2008, coincided with the Club’s 90th anniversary, and various events were hosted throughout the year by the Club’s management and students.

The researcher chose to use literature study as a research method with regard to the history of the Tuks Athletics Club. Therefore concepts like “truth”; “rationality” and “objectivity” have led the research path. Within the scope of this literature study the researcher consulted documents in the archives, books, reports and journals.

The researcher concludes with the summary of the research, and the researcher’s recommendations. The recommendations address the future plans and Centenary celebrations for the Club, as the Club strides towards the Centenary Year.

© 2010 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Mundell, M 2010, Tuks Athletics Club : a history 1918 - 2008, MA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-08032011-120416/ >


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