Southern Stings in action
Netball players from across the province descended on Somerset College for the trials for the Southern Stings teams on Saturday 10 February.
From the more than 300 players eligible to play, a total of 69 players were invited to attend the trials, held to select a squad of 33 players.
The Southern Stings will be playing in the Brutal Fruit Premier League and matches are broadcast on television.
Every year, the team’s management host talent identification development camps, from which players are invited to attend trials.
The final team will be named after another round of trials in Paarl this weekend. Only 15 players will be selected to don the colours of the Souther Stings in the Brutal Fruit series.
Vivienne Williams, Southern Stings manager, said unfortunately Cape Town will not play host to any games this year. All matches will be played in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein from Friday 11 May to Saturday 30 June.
“The Southern Stings will engage with players at road shows and schools are welcome to contact us for any coaching clinics,” Williams said.
The Southern Stings management team (from left) are Danlee Mathews (assistant coach), AnneliLucas (head coach), Vivienne Williams (manager), and Nicolene Martin (statistical coach).
Jonnileigh Williams (right), a Netball SouthAfrica umpire from Strand, oversaw some of thetrial matches
Caleigh Stuart (left) and Donna-Lee Saaymanfrom Strand participated in the trials atSomerset College