Proteas and Kovsies star netball player, Karla Mostert, has been named the MVP (Most Valuable Player) following her side’s victory over the Giants in the inaugural Super Netball grand final in Brisbane, Australia. Mostert joined the Sunshine Coast Lightning at the end of last season and has been a standout performer for the Austalian-based team.
Coached by former Silver Ferns coach, Noeline Taurua, the Sunshine Coast Lightning side is bursting with international flavor, with Mostert being one of the ‘quiet achievers’.
Taurua applauded the Kovsies player for her swift and elegant movement on the court, likening her moves to that of the national rugby team’s emblem, a springbok.
“She’s always a Trojan, I always see in the fourth quarter she comes out to play and gets turnovers,” Taurua said after the match. “This week I said to her can she do it a wee bit earlier. She’s got very good movement, really light on her feet. Like a springbok.”
Mostert won the Varsity Netball Player of the Tournament award for two consecutive years in 2014 & 2015 while in 2016 she was unable to compete due to the Varsity Sports rule stating that players need to be 25 or younger in order to participate.
The East London-born player signed with the Australian franchise during the 2016 season. Mostert teamed up with British international star, Geva Mentor, and New Zealand international, Laura Langman, that saw the trio contain the Giants to claim a 65-48 win for the Queensland side.
Varsity Netball begins on 27 August 2017.