Once again, each varsity will be represented by 16-member squads during the seven-week long tournament. Of the 128 players, reigning Player of the Tournament Khanyisa Chawane will return in Kovsies colours fresh off representing South Africa at the Netball World Cup.
Most squads have a high percentage of returning players, but there will also be a high number of first years making their debuts in Varsity Netball. With the Proteas Netball squad having featured 10 graduates from the tournament, the 2019 players can consider it as the start of the ‘Road to World Cup 2023’ which will be held in Cape Town.
These are the players looking to impress and lead their team to Varsity Netball glory in 2019:
Kovsies squad: Khanyisa Chawane (vice-captain), Bianca de Wee, Arné Fourie, Oageng Khasake, Boitumelo Mahloko, Sikholiwe Mdletshe, Ancia Pienaar, Lefébre Rademan (captain), Ané Retief, Gertriana Retief, Meagan Roux, Jana Scholtz, Zandré Smit, Rieze Straeuli, Rolene Streutker, Chanel Vrey – coach: Burta de Kock
Madibaz squad: Bianca Blom (vice-captain), Anita Giba, Jamie-Leigh Goeda, Lieze Greef, Siphosethu Kilani, Mihlali Mahlangeni, Noluthando Maliehe, Mothira Mohammed, Dillian Pienaar, Hlomla Puzi, Hlumisa Sithonga, Jeannie Steyn (captain), Philene van Niekerk, Marna Visagie, Carla Viviers, Jody Vorster – coach: Lana Krige
Maties squad: Janneke Baard, Stephanie Brandt, Bronwyn de Lange, Claudia Jarrard, Nerine Koopman, Khomotso Mamburu, Alison Malgas, Chrisley Marshall, Sian Moore, Sasha-Lee Petersen, Jo Prins, Nicola Smith, Caleigh Stuart, Nichole Taljaard (captain), Adri Uys, Carla Werth – coach: Zanele Mdodana
NWU squad: Tiffani-Amber Africa, Londeka Buthelezi, Roné Carstens, Jessica du Plessis, Kailah Ferreira, Anelda Jacobs, Kaelyn Jansen, Didi Keebine, Leonie Maree, Mirriam Maroba, Kamogelo Moiloe, Simoné Rabie, Monique Reyneke (captain), Caitlinn Rousseau, Lucy Strydom, Adivhaho Tshivhiahuvhi, Bianca van Lelyveld, Alicia van Staden – coach: Elsunet du Plessis
Tuks squad: Jani Bergh, Marlize de Bruin (vice-captain), Juzelri Garbers, Anique Grobler, Venetia Grobler, Precious Maseko, Akosua Mensah, Lungile Mthembu, Tracey Mthunzi, Tshina Mudau (captain), Mbali Ntuli, Chantelle Swart, Jamie van Wyk, Danielle van Zyl, Jeanette Vermeulen, Jasmine Ziegelmeier – coach: Jenny van Dyk
TUT squad: Yolanda Charles, Mpho Gololo, Ofentse Kgashane, Mpho Mabitsela, Happy Makofane (captain), Rosina Malatsi, Nkoloki Malebana, Thulagano Mashilo, Pontso Mogale, Lentsa Motau (vice-captain), Theoner Mthombeni, Matamela Murivhami, Nozipho Nkosi, Lerato Sedumedi, Cindy Selwana – coach: Dumisani Chauke
UJ squad: Brittany Abdinor, Sydney Crow, Liza Kruger, Chanelle Machimana, Nthabiseng Masehle, Nompumelelo Mbonambi, Beverley Moyake, Alicia Oosthuizen, Naledi Peter, Amber Petoors, Kaylin Pienaar, Nobuhle Sibisi, Kendra Szeles, Twanette Thoms, Marileé van der Walt, Rykie Venter – coach: Bongiwe Msomi
UWC squad: Cindy Amsterdam, Courtleigh Behr (vice-captain), Jade Carnow, Amber Coraizin, Aimee Cupido, Akhona Faye, Gillian Fortuin, Robyn Haupt, Vendjihonga Katjaimo, Heidi Kuzatjike, Gailynn Potts, Nthabiseng Sibeko, Keesha van Schalkwyk (captain), Jami Vermeulen, Joy Vermeulen – coach: Janine du Toit
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