In their quest to make netball a professional sport in South Africa, Netball South Africa (NSA) has contracted 24 players for the Spar Proteas side. This is to aid the team to prepare better for the upcoming Netball World Cup in Cape Town next year.

NSA president Cecilia Molokwane says she believes in the panel that selected the names of the players:
“24 names selectors selected. We even called in the expertise Norma Plummer and Nicole there were part of the people that were selecting the 24 names that we have been given. We want to respect and think that whatever names they given to us are the best names in the Country. We contracted them because we want them to be full-time, we want them to play netball, to eat netball to do netball full-time and turn professional like they doing overseas”.

She adds that as the organisation, they had to play their part in making the sport professional: “ You cannot want to prepare the team and don’t want to be professional in a way, you must also play your part as part of management, so as Netball South Africa we are playing our part and say we are contracting them”

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By Busisiwe Mokwena

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