The exciting eighth edition of Varsity Netball competition has been underway in a bio-bubble at Stellenbosch University as Maties Netball leads the log standings after 20 back-to-back matches.
Varsity Netball is back 🏐😍!
— Varsity Netball (@VarsityNetball) August 6, 2021
Maties continued their winning streak in this year’s tournament beating the Nelson Mandela University (Madibaz) 62-40 in Round 5 to remain at the top of the log on Wednesday, 25 August 2021.
They never looked in trouble, stretching a 18-8 lead after the first quarter to 33-14 at half-time and 49-25 after the third quarter.
Maties stuck to the basics, which kept the scoreboard ticking over regularly. It was easy pickings for the Maties defenders, who were provided with several loose balls through poor placement by the Madibaz.
University of Pretoria (Tuks) beat University of Johannesburg (UJ) 66-39 in their Varsity Netball clash at the Coetzenburg Indoor Centre, while there were also Round 5 wins for North West University (NWU) and University of the Free State (Kovsies).
After a year of no Varsity Netball due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the athletes and organisers are ecstatic to be back in action.
“The amount of work done behind the scenes has been nothing short of phenomenal, and it’s something we’re extremely proud to be part of, even if we aren’t allowed to host spectators. We wish to express our gratitude to our main sponsor, FNB, and broadcast partner, SuperSport, for making it all possible. For the first time, all 36 matches of Varsity Netball will be broadcast live on SuperSport,” said Varsity Netball Tournament Manager Xhanti-Lomzi Nesi.
Results – Round 1:
UWC Netball 41-54 Madibaz Netball
Maties Netball 54-46 UFS Kovsies Netball
UP Tuks Netball 64-73 NWU Netball
UJ Netball 59-27 TUT Netball
UWC Netball 33-82 NWU Netball
Madibaz Netball 37-72 UP Tuks Netball
UFS Kovsies Netball 60-54 UJ Netball
Maties Netball 56-28 TUT Netball
UWC Netball 30-68 UJ Netball
Maties Netball 71-60 NWU Netball
UP Tuks Netball 69-22 TUT Netball
UFS Kovsies Netball 76-43 Madibaz Netball
NWU Netball 68-63 UJ Netball
Maties Netball 64-32 UWC Netball
UFS Kovsies Netball 62-61 UP Tuks Netball
Madibaz Netball 45-25 TUT Netball
UP Tuks Netball 66-39 UJ Netball
NWU Netball 69-40 TUT Netball
UWC Netball 29-91 UFS Kovsies Netball
Maties Netball 62-40 Madibaz Netball
Round 6 – 27 August:
NWU Netball v UFS Kovsies Netball
Madibaz Netball v UJ Netball
Maties Netball v UP Tuks Netball
UWC Netball v TUT Netball
Click here to view the current Varsity Netball league log standings.
The Varsity Netball league runs from 21 August – 29 August 2021.
Photo 1 Caption: The exciting eighth edition of Varsity Netball competition has been underway in a bio-bubble at Stellenbosch University as Maties Netball leads the log standings after 20 back-to-back matches. Photo: Varsity Netball (Twitter)