Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane (left) celebrates SA winning the Netball World Cup bid with (then) Minister of Sport Tokozile Xasa (right). Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA
Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane (left) celebrates SA winning the Netball World Cup bid with (then) Minister of Sport Tokozile Xasa (right). Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA

It's a go for netball in South Africa!

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Sep 17, 2020

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JOHANNESBURG - Netball South Africa has finally been given the green light to resume with training and play, according to the Netball South Africa President Cecilia Molokwane.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa has given Netball South Africa the go ahead to resume with professional netball effective from the 16th of September 2020.

“The return of netball is welcomed, and we are happy that the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture has approved our return to training and play proposals,” said Molokwane.

“The lives of all our teams and everyone involved in giving us netball are important, it is for this reason that we will ensure that we adhere to very strict health protocols that have been set out for us at all times.”

Molokwane has confirmed that the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture is giving Netball South Africa thumbs up to resume with the Telkom Netball League.

“Our provincial teams will be participating in the TNL and can now resume training and coaches can now get the teams ready and start preparing,” said Molokwane.

Netball South Africa has confirmed that the Telkom Netball League will be played in the bio bubble for a period of three weeks and spectators will not be allowed to attend the games.

More details regarding the TNL will be made available to the public on the 21st of September when the 2020 season of TNL is launched.

On whether the other events on the 2020 calendar besides the TNL will take place, Molokwane said they are adjusting the calendar to ensure that all the events take place.

“Netball South Africa’s Events team has been working around the clocks to ensure that all the planned events for this calendar year are moved around swiftly and take place smoothly,” said Molokwane.

Xilombe Mathye

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