NWU students play in Fastnet Championship
Potchefstroom - Shelly Norris, the NWU Potchefstroom Campus's main netball trainer, hit the nail on the head when she said: “Somewhere we are doing something right." Half of the South African netball team, currently taking part in the Fastnet Championship in Liverpool, England, are or were Pukke.
Chrisna Bootha, Nadia Uys, Elsunet du Plessis and Success Lekabe are Pukke, while the team's captain, Amanda Mynhardt , and Ilzeri Brits are former students of the Potchefstroom Campus.
Marli Geel and Mariet Godsel also took part in the trials for the final Fastnet group. “We are very proud of them, it is an excellent achievement," Helene Botha, Manager: Women Sport, said. “They now have the opportunity to prove themselves and to play themselves in a position in the Protea World Cup Team."
Fastnet is a faster format of netball. Every quarter lasts only six minutes and the goal shooter may shoot from inside or outside the goal circle. Goals scored from outside the goal area count as double points.
Report by Bertie Jacobs
The stars from the NWU Potchefstroom Campus are from left: Marli Geel, Mariet Godsel, Elsunet du Plessis, Chrisna Bootha, Nadia Uys and Success Lekabe
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