Netball teams gain national experience

2018-07-27 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Harry Gwala District Netballers during the SPAR National Netball Champs.

PHOTO: supplied Harry Gwala District Netballers during the SPAR National Netball Champs.

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THE HARRY Gwala District Netball team showed strength and commitment when participating at the SPAR National Netball Championships, held in Port Elizabeth between July 7 and July 14.

The U21 district coach, Sthembele Matshingani, said the team played challenging games and, as a result, they did not perform as well as they hoped to, saying that lack of experience was their main issue. The team played six games and managed to secure ninth place at the event.

“The team learned many skills at the champs and will be going back to the drawing board to prepare for the next games,” said Matshingani.

The district seniors managed to secure fifth place.

Simphiwe Cele, who coaches the senior district netball team, said the team performed well despite a lot of substitutions.

“The senior team did not cope with the environment, as a result we had lots of substitutions. They promised to do better next time,” said Cele.

On June 29, the U19 district squad played at the Junior Netball Championships in Pretoria.

Cele said district players are training hard for other games this month.

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