VARSITY ATHLETICS MEETING POSTPONED

 
Updated: March 2, 2016

The opening leg of the annual Varsity Athletics series has been postponed duo to ongoing student protests around the country.
Organisers said on Wednesday the Varsity Sports executive committee had opted to hold off the track and field meeting scheduled to be held at Coetzenburg Stadium on Friday.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the Varsity Athletics competition to allow universities across the country the opportunity to address various challenges faced at their respective campuses,” said Varsity Sports chief executive Duitser Bosman.
“The well-being and safety of all students and those attending and participating are our main priority.”
Bosman said they would continue to monitor developments and make an “informed decision” on whether the second Varsity Athletics meeting, scheduled for March 18 in Johannesburg, should go ahead as planned.
The Varsity Sports organisation had also suspended its annual rugby series last week after protesters and rugby supporters clashed in a violent incident during a match at the University of the Free State.