A group of 42 players have assembled in Cape Town for a three day trial and training camp as the first step to select a senior SA Women’s squad to compete at the international Nations Cup in August in Colorado, USA.
The players will be involved in two trial matches and also undergo some field training sessions during their brief stay in the Mother City. SARU will announce a trimmed down squad of 30 players after this assembly to attend two more training camps in Cape Town before the final squad leaves for the Nations Cup.
The SA Women’s team will be coached by Aslam Abrahams, who coached Western Province to the Provincial League title last season, and his assistant is Gerhardus Oelofse of the Blue Bulls, while former Springbok prop Lawrence Sephaka will assist during the preparations in his capacity as technical specialist.
The 42 Provincial Players Attending the SARU Training Camp in Cape Town: Simone Vosloo (Blue Bulls) Marithy Pienaar (Blue Bulls) Judith Chauke (Blue Bulls) Vuyolwethu Vazi (Blue Bulls) Mpho Moloto (Blue Bulls) Chrisna van Slicht (Boland) Siviwe Basweni (Border) Lamla Momoti (Border) Nolusindiso Booi (Border) Yolanda Sana (Border) Amanda Tsidi (Border) Sinazo Tsawu (Border) Songezwa Makhalima (Border) Daphne Scheepers (Eastern Province) Nomathamsanqa Faleni (Eastern Province) Zandile Nojoko (Eastern Province) Portia Jonga (Eastern Province) Siphosethu Tshingana (Eastern Province) Sesethu Kobese (Eastern Province) Vuyiswa Skosana (Eastern Province) Thandeka Feni (Eastern Province) Nedene Botha (Free State) Bernice Strydom (Free State) Masabata Sempe (Free State) Nombulelo Mayongo (Griffons) Dolly Mavumengwana (KwaZulu-Natal) Lusanda Mtiya (KwaZulu-Natal) Jaime Norton (KwaZulu-Natal) Noluthando Mbambo (KwaZulu-Natal) Nompilo Zondi (KwaZulu-Natal) Phindile Mtshali (KwaZulu-Natal) Nomsa Mokwai (Leopards) Marnezelle Rabie (Southwestern Districts) Bianca Figeland (Southwestern Districts) Celeste Adonis (Western Province) Janine Felix (Western Province) Laurian Johannes (Western Province) Andrea Stubbs (Western Province) Chantal Sieckers (Western Province) Celeste Marais (Western Province) Celeste April (Western Province) Vuyokasi Mbonda (Western Province) Elma Kemp (Western Province) Denita Wentzel (Western Province) Team Management: Aslam Abrahams (Head Coach, Western Province) Gerhardus Oelofse (Assistant-Coach, Blue Bulls) Orna Prinsloo (Team Manager, Free State) Lehlogonolo Mampane (Team Doctor, Durban) Tanushree Pillay (Physiotherapist, Western Cape) Denzil van Heerden (Biokineticist, Western Cape) Lawrence Sephaka (Technical Specialist, Johannesburg)