Following the address done by His Excellency, the Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa held on Sunday 15 March 2020, where he declared Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19) a national disaster and following what has been happening around the globe from various sporting codes, Netball South Africa President Ms. Cecilia Molokwane and her Executive Members have taken a unanimous decision to suspend all planned netball activities scheduled to take place in March and April 2020 respectively effective immediately.
The affected events include the 2020 Telkom Netball League Media launch and under 21 national training camp. This decision is taken with the aim of protecting all stakeholders and partners.
The Executive Committee will continue to monitor what is happening in the country and make decisions as we go along. The team will reconvene again in thirty (30) days to assess the situation and inform members of the media and the public on next steps. Further announcements regarding this will be made by the 17th of April 2020.
Our national team players who are currently playing in Australia and England are in self isolation following their respective leagues being suspended.
In consultation with the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Honourable Nathi Mthethwa and our partners, we will continue to assess the situation and make decisions which are in the best interest of the sport.
Photo 1 Caption: Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane, together with her Executive Members have taken a unanimous decision to suspend all planned netball activities scheduled to take place in March and April 2020 respectively effective immediately. Photo: Netball South Africa
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