Zululand Observer - Weekender

Versatile Nontokozo wants to go places

- Wiseman Mthiyane

Grade 11 learner at Dover Combined Farm School, Nontokozo Ngcobo, believes the sky is the limit if one works hard at developing one’s talents.

The 18-year-old, who is graced with speed and overall athletics prowess, is an active participan­t in athletics, choral music and netball.

She regards herself as an all-rounder who knows how to juggle her heavy load of schoolwork and her extramural activities to stay on top of her game.

The Phathane-born Nontokozo plays at centre and wing attack for her school’s netball team, and also represents her home team, Hot Babes.

She was a member of the King Cetshwayo District netball

team that represente­d the district in Cape Town.

‘I think I was in Grade 3 when I realised my potential in sport, particular­ly netball. I still dream of playing for the South African netball team one day.

‘I also love music and singing and I’m a member of the Dover School choir that participat­ed in the South African Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE). We scooped first position at the uMhlathuze circuit and also competed in the 2019 ABC Motsepe SASCE KZN music competitio­n, where we were placed third.

‘Being active is my nature, but playing sport keeps my body fit and healthy. It also sharpens my mind. I see a bright future ahead of me,’ she said.

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