The Makhado Netball Squad was photographed with the supporters, sponsors and Makhado Netball Association's members shortly after the selection.
Thirteen U/15 girls who play for the netball clubs affiliated to the Makhado Netball Association were selected as part of the Makhado Netball Squad.
This means that the girls will be playing in matches with other squads from all local municipalities within the Vhembe District. The selection recently took place at Tshikota Location near Louis Trichardt, during the matches that were organised by the Makhado Netball Association, in association with Mamu Community Development.
The sports coordinator at the Limpopo Academy of Sport (Vhembe), Mr Phungo Tshirangwana, said that the purpose of the games was to develop netball players and promote netball in the Makhado area. “We are glad to see that we managed to select a robust team of young girls who will be representing Makhado at the district level,” he said. “We saw the young girls' talent and strength and we are touched and moved by their abilities and capabilities as netball players.”
Makhado Netball Association's president, Ms Reineth Mokgoadi, said that the association was excited to see a group of girls being selected as star players. “They displayed amazing talent during the selection games,” she said. “We want to thank all netball clubs with which all these girls are affiliated. Had it not been for the coaches who always make sure that they get the best of training and guidance, we would not have been priding ourselves on these girls.”
Mokgoadi appealed to the parents of the selected girls to give the girls moral support, so that they fully participate and enjoy the benefits of being in the Makhado Netball Squad.
The selected girls are Molatelo Manavhela (Ravele), Thinandavha Muthangela (Ravele), Mpho Davhana (Ravele), Thizwilondo Matumba (Mabirimisa), Zwivhuya Mathavha (Mukondeni), Nduvho Mukwevho (Mukondeni), Revonia Matshevele (Tshino), Ndivhuwo Maki (Tshino), Ompha Ralutanda (Ravele), Thikhedzo Moyaba (Mukondeni), Nthavheni Netshipise (Ravele), Vhulenda Ravele (Mukondeni), and Mukundi Munyai (Mukondeni).
The one-day event during which the girls were selected was sponsored by the Collins Sebola Group.
Date:06 September 2019 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.