Eleven of the 12 players selected to represent the Baby Proteas at the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup, as well as the coach, are former or current Varsity Netball players.
Of those 11 squad members, four players as well as the coach, Dorette Badenhorst featured in last year’s Varsity Netball final.
The tournament gets underway on 8 July in Gaborone and will feature 20 top netball countries from around the world. South Africa has been placed in Pool B alongside Zimbabwe, Australia, Barbados and Singapore.
“It is always so exciting and encouraging to see so many Varsity Netball players selected for our various national teams,” said Jana Arlow, Varsity Netball Code Manager. “It is an indication that we are doing something right with Varsity Netball and we are honoured to play a role in the careers of these young rising stars.
“The prospect of having so many of these talented players taking part in Varsity Netball later this year is also a thrilling one, as the quality of the tournament promises to be high once again.”
The Netball World Youth Cup 2017 will take place from 8 – 16 July in Gaborone, Botswana.
Baby Proteas squad for the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup:
Danelle Lochner (Kovsies)
Jasmine Ziegelmeier (Tuks)
Khanyisa Chawana (Kovsies)
Lefebre Rademan (Kovsies)
Melodine Jacobs (Madibaz)
Monique Reyneke (NWU Puk)
Nicole Amaris (NWU Puk)
Nolusindiso Twani (Madibaz)
Simone Rabie (NWU Puk)
Stephanie Brandt (Maties)
Talja Venter (Tuks)
Coach: Dorette Badenhorst (NWU Puk – Varsity Netball winning coach 2015 & 2016)
Varsity Netball begins on 27 August 2017.