After securing their place in the Varsity Netball final in which Kovsies are set to play against the defending champions, Tuks, Lefébre Rademan had a bit to say about the season thus far and what they expect is lying ahead.
Lefébre Rademan has had a superb Varsity Netball season this year in the goal attack position for the UFS Kovsies. With only the final left to play, has been awarded FNB Player of the Match, Samsung Shot of the Match, and Wimpy Moment Maker, twice each throughout the tournament, taking her her total to 6 post-match awards.
These achievements mean a lot to players who put in so much effort and to Lefébre it especially means that her hard work is being rewarded.
Looking back at their semi-final on Monday night, she explains that their focus was to stay calm and patient, and to stick to their game plan. It was also of vital importance to communicate with each other effectively and to give their all until the very end. She added that knowing how hard they work, it is extremely satisfying to live out their talents.
The Kovsies team expects a difficult final match against the defending champions, physically and mentally, and they are well aware that Tuks is a team that does not stop until the very end. In preparation for the deciding match, the Kovsies camp is focused on executing the basics correctly and in general, on playing the best netball they possibly can.
Lefébre and her team will enjoy a home ground advantage which she believes is definitely a bonus. She explains the feeling of how great it is to have their supporters at their games and how it gives the players so much more energy and adrenaline.
When asked about her feelings about the season and the upcoming final, she said, “I feel very positive and excited about the season so far. I am extremely proud of the girls and so thankful to have shared the court with them. I am excited for the final. I know it’s not going to be easy, but it is certainly possible!”
UFS Kovsies will play UP Tuks on Monday, 8 October, at 18h45 in the Callie Human, UFS, Bloemfontein.
By Mary Gordon