year in review 2018 Paperturn - Page 86



UCT’S SPORTS STARS
After a year of noteworthy achievements, the university celebrated its
sportspeople at the Sports Awards Dinner on 19 October 2018.
Peter Buckton, who was honoured at
the dinner for his almost 48 years of
service.
“He started here as a teenager and
... went from one position to another,
until he became senior sports
coordinator,” said Dr Corinne Shaw,
incoming chair of the Sports Council.
Buckton retired at the end of 2018.
The high point of the evening was
“I think we often neglect to say how
special [UCT Sport] is,” said Brendon
Fourie, outgoing chair of the Sports
Union. “This is the one university
where everything at a code level is
really run by students.”
While students may be at the
heart of the sporting culture at UCT,
they are backed by dedicated and
committed staff members, not least
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