There are two uncapped players named in the SPAR Proteas team for the Africa Championship in Cape Town and as it turned out, their careers have a very similar path. Monique Reyneke, goal defence of North West and Lefébre Rademan, goal attack of the Free State has more in common than what meets the eye.
Here are some fun facts about the two national team players:
- Both are 23-years-old.
- Both are doing their honours this year. Rademan in Management and Governance and Reyneke in Sport Science.
- Both captained their university in this year’s Varsity Netball competition where both were nominees for the Player of the Tournament which went to Rademan.
- Both attended a high school that is regarded as a force in their province or nationally.
- Both made a national u18 squad in their matric year, both played for SA u21 in 2017 and the SA President’s team last year.
- And, the two of them also represented their province and university in 2015 for the first time.
- Apart from netball, both performed in a non-traditional sport in school. Reyneke, in fact, was a world champion along with Lenize Potgieter (Proteas goal shooter) in the doubles at the Tennis Quiz World Championship. Rademan was in the Western Province equestrian team.
- Both listed a Proteas goal attack as their favourite South African player in 2019. Renske Stoltz is Reyneke’s favourite and Maryka Holtzhausen Rademan’s.
Photo 1 Caption: Monique Reyneke, goal defence of North West and Lefébre Rademan, goal attack of the Free State has been selected into the SPAR Proteas team for the Netball Africa Cup. Photo: Reg Caldecott
With editing by gsport