Varsity Netball

Mahikeng Campus

Netball can be described as one of the major sports codes across the country and beyond the borders of South Africa, and it has a unique history. It has for a long time been labelled as a sport suitable for women, but just like many other sports codes it has both men and women competing at high level. Netball at the Mahikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) helps to define the identity of the campus and its amazing athletes.

The NWU Mahikeng netball teams have made their presence felt over the past few years. Here are some of their achievements:

  • 2016 – USSA silver medallists, and under 21 and senior women’s representatives in North West netball teams.
  • 2017 – Fifth place at the USSA competition, and under 21, senior women’s and men’s representatives in the North West netball teams.
  • 2018 – Fifth place  at the USSA competition, and representatives in the under 19, under 21 and senior provincial teams.
  • 2019 – Eighth place at the USSA competition, and representatives in the under 19, under 21 and senior provincial teams. Two players received medals (silver for an under 21 player and gold for a senior player).

Contact details:                                                                                

Nalendi Malanoka             

Sports Manager: Netball           

018 389 2434

Potchefstroom Campus

The North-West University (NWU) is widely renowned for its production of top-class netball players year after year. This is largely due to masterclass coaching and management and the use of intuitive sports science methods, along with the multidisciplinary collaboration between biokineticists and physiotherapists to ensure that players are able to perform at high levels with a reduced risk of injury.

Our vision is to build a high-performance culture to ensure that our netball players can become elite individuals who strive for sustainable performance, discipline and team values, and to create an environment in which students can develop core skills on and off the netball court.

Our mission is to create a platform where players have ample opportunities to grow not only in physical skill or performance, but also in leadership and interpersonal skills.


2015 and 2016 – Varsity champions

2017 and 2019 – USSA champions


Manager and any queries:

Heléne C Botha          

018 299 2911

Head Coach:                             

Elsunet Du Plessis                                                                                        

Junior Component :                    

Andiswa Tracey Magwebu                        

u/21 Coach:

Lerine Joubert

Sport scientist:

Colin Powell