The SPAR Madibaz players continued to show their dominance in the Nelson Mandela Bay Netball Association’s competitions by scooping a dozen awards at the organisation’s annual prize-giving last month.
Leading the way for the Nelson Mandela University club was Jeanie Steyn, who was named the region’s player of the year.
The number of awards continued a 15-year trend during which the university had become a dominant force in local netball, said Madibaz netball manager Melinda Goosen.
“Although we did not win the league, you will find that most of the region’s provincial teams were made up of Madibaz players,” she said.
“The exception is the team that play in the Brutal Fruit competition, because its composition is split 50-50 with Buffalo City.”
The success of Madibaz netball was due to the all-round contribution of players and management staff, she added.
“For example, all the players who won awards have come under the guidance of (coach) Lana Krige, who has made a big impact on the sport at the varsity.
“In addition, we have people such as Euleen Grobbelaar, who is our top technical official and does great work on that front in our club.”
Grobbelaar received the award for valuable technical official at the NMBNA prize-giving.
Goosen also praised