With the 2019 Varsity Netball season set to start on Monday, 26 August, the eight competing teams have shown their colours by confirming their squads.

Once again, each varsity will be represented by 16-member squads during the seven-week long tournament. Of the 128 players, reigning Player of the Tournament Khanyisa Chawane will return in Kovsies colours fresh off representing South Africa at the Netball World Cup.

Most squads have a high percentage of returning players, but there will also be a high number of first years making their debuts in Varsity Netball. With the Proteas Netball squad having featured 10 graduates from the tournament, the 2019 players can consider it as the start of the ‘Road to World Cup 2023’ which will be held in Cape Town.

These are the players looking to impress and lead their team to Varsity Netball glory in 2019:

Kovsies squad:
Khanyisa Chawane (vice-captain)
Bianca de Wee
Arné Fourie
Oageng Khasake
Boitumelo Mahloko
Sikholiwe Mdletshe
Ancia Pienaar
Lefébre Rademan (captain)
Ané Retief
Gertriana Retief
Meagan Roux
Jana Scholtz
Zandré Smit
Rieze Straeuli
Rolene Streutker
Chanel Very
Coach: Burta de Kock

Madibaz squad:
Bianca Blom (vice-captain)
Anita Giba
Jamie-Leigh Goeda
Lieze Greef
Siphosethu Kilani
Mihlali Mahlangeni
Noluthando Maliehe
Mothira Mohammed
Dillian Pienaar
Hlomla Puzi
Hlumisa Sithonga
Jeannie Steyn (captain)
Philene van Niekerk
Marna Visagie
Carla Viviers
Jody Vorster
Coach: Lana Krige

Maties squad:
Janneke Baard
Stephanie Brandt
Bronwyn de Lange
Claudia Jarrard
Nerine Koopman
Khomotso Mamburu
Alison Malgas
Chrisley Marshall
Sian Moore
Sasha-Lee Petersen
Jo Prins
Nicola Smith
Caleigh Stuart
Nichole Taljaard (captain)
Adri Uys
Carla Werth
Coach: Zanele Mdodana

NWU squad:
Tiffani-Amber Africa
Londeka Buthelezi
Roné Carstens
Jessica du Plessis
Kailah Ferreira
Anelda Jacobs
Kaelyn Jansen
Didi Keebine
Leonie Maree
Mirriam Maroba
Kamogelo Moiloe
Simoné Rabie
Monique Reyneke (captain)
Caitlinn Rousseau
Lucy Strydom
Adivhaho Tshivhiahuvhi
Bianca van Lelyveld
Alicia van Staden
Coach: Elsunet du Plessis

Tuks squad:
Jani Bergh
Marlize de Bruin (vice-captain)
Juzelri Garbers
Anique Grobler
Venetia Grobler
Precious Maseko
Akosua Mensah
Lungile Mthembu
Tracey Mthunzi
Tshina Mudau (captain)
Mbali Ntuli
Chantelle Swart
Jamie van Wyk
Danielle van Zyl
Jeanette Vermeulen
Jasmine Ziegelmeier
Coach: Jenny van Dyk

TUT squad:
Yolanda Charles
Mpho Gololo
Ofentse Kgashane
Mpho Mabitsela
Happy Makofane (captain)
Rosina Malatsi
Nkoloki Malebana
Thulagano Mashilo
Pontso Mogale
Lentsa Motau (vice-captain)
Theoner Mthombeni
Matamela Murivhami
Nozipho Nkosi
Lerato Sedumedi
Cindy Selwana
Coach: Dumisani Chauke

UJ squad:
Brittany Abdinor
Sydney Crow
Liza Kruger
Chanelle Machimana
Nthabiseng Masehle
Nompumelelo Mbonambi
Beverley Moyake
Alicia Oosthuizen
Naledi Peter
Amber Petoors
Kaylin Pienaar
Nobuhle Sibisi
Kendra Szeles
Twanette Thoms
Marileé van der Walt
Rykie Venter
Coach: Bongiwe Msomi

UWC squad:
Cindy Amsterdam
Courtleigh Behr (vice-captain)
Jade Carnow
Amber Coraizin
Aimee Cupido
Akhona Faye
Gillian Fortuin
Robyn Haupt
Vendjihonga Katjaimo
Heidi Kuzatjike
Gailynn Potts
Nthabiseng Sibeko
Keesha van Schalkwyk (captain)
Jami Vermeulen
Joy Vermeulen
Coach: Janine du Toit

 

Photo 1 Caption: The 2019 Varsity Netball squads have been announced ahead of the start of the new season on Monday, 26 August, 2019 that will see eight universities competing for the title. Photo: Supplied

 

With editing by gsport