The 25-year-old Madibaz wing defence star Nobubele Phuza has been included in the University Sport South Africa team to compete in the World University Championships in Uganda next month.
In Round Two of Varsity Netball and with their Jaguars players back, UP Tuks, current defending champions, took on the North-West University in a rerun of last year’s final. Both teams put up a fight, but NWU came out on top, winning 81-73 in Bloemfontein on Monday.
The emergence of a promising group of first-years has put SPAR Madibaz netball coach Lana Krige in a buoyant mood ahead of the opening weekend of Varsity Netball in Port Elizabeth.
North West University narrowly beat a determined homed side TUKS 55-56 to win the 2016 Varsity Netball championship at the Rembrandt Hall in Pretoria on Monday.
Underdogs North-West University have beaten home side Maties to win the 2015 Varsity Netball Championship
Round 3 Varsity Netball action featured a convincing 91-19 win for UFS Kovsies over UCT, recording their third straight win in Bloemfontein on Monday evening. Pictured in action for UFS is Rieze Straeuli at the UFS Callie Human Hall in Bloemfontein, on 14 September, 2015. Photo: Frikkie Kapp /SASPA
Kovsies rose to the occasion and overcame the previously undefeated UP-Tuks in Pretoria, to retain the Varsity Netball crown on Monday evening
SPAR Madibaz goal keeper Zanele Vimbela to make her full international debut for the SA senior netball team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of August
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will host the first leg of the inaugural Varsity Netball series starting Saturday, also featuring the University of Johannesburg, University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University