Rising South African squash teenager, Awande Malinga, was named the 2019 Tuks Squash High School Girls’ Champion during the prize giving ceremony on Friday, 15 November 2019.
Malinga is one of the most exciting junior squash players in South Africa and has been making waves, cementing a strong foundation in the early stages of her career.
The 14-year-old is a multiple champion, and ranks in the top 10 in South Africa, boasting a streak of impressive records to back her impressive ranking among the country’s outstanding female squash players.
Malinga’s Continuous Rise
The grade eight learner was the number-one ranked girl squash player for four consecutive years. She is a three-times Northerns Junior Squash Association Player of the Year for Girls Primary Schools Squash, and the 2018-2019 NJSA number one girl in the under-16 age group.
In August this year, Malinga was a finalist at the 2019 Momentum gsport Awards in the School Sports Star of the Year and received immense media coverage that shone the spotlight on her achievements as she went up against fellow South African young stars, chess-whiz Minentle Miya and junior golfer, Kaiyuree Moodley.
Photo 1 Caption: Awande Malinga at the Tuks Squash prize giving on Friday, 15 November 2019, where she was named the 2019 Tuks Squash High School Girls’ Champion. Photo: @MalingaAwande on Twitter