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Get ready for netball action: Midrand Royals Netball Club shine at tournament

Midrand Royals Netball Club shine at Unisex Netball Tournament

The Midrand Royals Netball Club, known for its dedication to player development and excellence, recently made waves at the third edition of the Unisex Netball Tournament held at Norkem Park High School.

In a display of skill, determination, and unity, the club’s young stars showcased their prowess while also championing crucial social causes.

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With new and young players joining the ranks of Midrand Royals, the club’s coaches doubled down on training to sharpen the skills of their under-division players.

Midrand Royals Netball Club U15s take part in the Unisex Netball Tournament.
Midrand Royals Netball Club U15s take part in the Unisex Netball Tournament.

This intense practice proved vital as the U15 and U19 teams delivered a dazzling performance on the court, mesmerising the spectators.
Beyond the realm of sports, the tournament served as a platform to address important societal issues. Gender equality, mental health awareness, and the fight against gender-based violence and bullying were at the forefront of discussions, highlighting the athletes’ role as advocates for change.

The young athletes of the Royals’ U15 team stole the spotlight with their exceptional speed, agility, and teamwork, securing the top position in their group.

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Their outstanding performance outshone their competitors, showcasing a blend of talent and dedication rarely seen at their age.

In the U19 divisions, the competition was fierce, with each team pushing their limits. YANA emerged victorious, demonstrating their skill and determination on the court.

As the tournament concluded, participants were recognised for their unwavering dedication and hard work. Trophies and medals were awarded, acknowledging the athletes’ commitment to their sport and their community.

Midrand Royals Netball Club U15 players compete in the Unisex Netball Tournament.
Midrand Royals Netball Club U15 players compete in the Unisex Netball Tournament.

Midrand Royals coach Tshepang Malapile reflected on the team’s journey, highlighting the growth of new players and the club’s debut in the tournament.

She emphasised the importance of player development, strategy implementation, and the maturity displayed by the athletes in understanding the game at a deeper level.

“New players were also exposed to competition at club level and now understand what is expected of them at that level. The level of maturity in players improved as they no longer worried about catching the ball but rather implemented the techniques taught by coaches,” concluded Malapile.

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