gives NWU sport a boost


“We will stand out further as one of the country’s most sought-after sports destinations,” says Jean Verster, manager of the High Performance Institute (HPI) which is currently located in building K21.


The improvements centre around the newly renovated and restructured Building K2, which will be systematically commissioned from the end of May 2021. Full occupation is intended for the end of the year.


The K2 Building will house the HPI and other research and educational units such as the Centre for Health and Human Performance and the Institute for Biokinetics, which is currently located in Cachet Park in the Virgin Active Building.


One-stop service for athletes


“With this move to the new building we will really be a one-stop service for athletes. It will be incredible,” Jean says.


Teaching and learning for athletes will take place in Building K21, while exercise facilities and administration will be housed in Building K2.


This building will in future also house the NWU’s various sports codes such as rugby, cricket, netball, hockey, athletics and soccer, among others, as well as the gymnasium and new rehabilitation facilities.


New facilities will include wet and dry recovery areas, a hyperbaric chamber, an anti-gravitational treadmill, NormaTec compression accessories and possibly a cryo (cold therapy) room.

The NWU has always been known for the quality of its sports facilities. Those facilities will be even better and smarter when renovations at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds on the Potchefstroom Campus are completed in the near future.

This is the current High Performance Institute building.

Part of a team like no other... From left are the HPI's Jerry Motsau (administrative assistant), Ruben Gouws (marketing, social media and events coordinator), Norman Smith, (section head of the HPI), Jean Verster (manager of the HPI) and Tebogo Motlogelwa (administrative assistant) in front of the K2 building.


When completed, this building will be a state-of-the-art facility with untold potential.


“With this move, we will be able to give more attention to research and look after athletes’ needs better, and as a whole the NWU will be more attractive than ever to athletes.”


- Jean Verster, manager of the High Performance Institute