Port Elizabeth, South Africa Dr Kenneth Kaunda (Potchefstroom) coach Elsje Jordaan has come out in support of the new format of the SPAR national netball championships, which are being played on a district, rather than a provincial basis.

Jordaan was speaking after her team beat Mangaung Metro 59-37 on the second day of the tournament at Young Park.

“Yes, there have been some lopsided results, but we have to expose as many players as possible to the top level of netball in South Africa,” she said.

“There are pros and cons on both sides, but if you want to build depth, this is the way to go. There are more players, more teams and more games,” she said.

The 2018 national championships are the biggest ever held in South Africa, with more than a thousand players taking part in the senior and under-21 tournaments.

Jordaan said she had been surprised by the extent of her team’s victory over what was essentially the Free State Crinums.

“I expected a tougher game, but we started very well and kept going from there. Since the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League we have been focussing on converting turnovers, starting well and playing positive netball.

“A big win like that will give the players confidence for their crucial matches against Tshwane and Cape Winelands on Thursday.”

Jordaan said matches against the weaker teams gave her the opportunity to play all her bench players.

“I don’t want them to become arrogant, and I have warned them they need to stay humble and to respect the game. When we play the weaker teams, we focus on our own targets for each quarter. I certainly don’t want them to start chasing a hundred goals, but to focus on playing good netball,” she said.

In their earlier matches, Dr Kenneth Kaunda beat Bojanale (Rustenburg) 103-23 and Mangaung beat Ehlanzeni 75-17.

Defending champions Tshwane and Cape Winelands continued their dominance, with big victories over some of the weaker teams. Tshwane beat Gert Sibande (Ermelo) 82-20 and Nelson Mandela Bay 63-23. Cape Winelands beat the struggling Saran Baartman (Kimberley) by a massive 104 to three, and Gert Sibande 73-27.

In other matches, Nelson Mandela Bay beat Nkangala (Middelburg) 49-37. Cape Town beat Ehlanzeni (Nelspruit) 76-14 and Nkangala achieved their first victory, beating Sarah Baartman 65-30.


1236 COMMENTS

  1. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  2. After study a few of the blog posts on your website now, and I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Pls check out my web site as well and let me know what you think.

  3. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  4. You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

  5. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I ave really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  6. It as not that I want to duplicate your web site, but I really like the layout. Could you let me know which theme are you using? Or was it tailor made?

  7. Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I ave been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it

  8. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you ever been running a blog for? you made running a blog glance easy. The whole look of your site is fantastic, as well as the content material!

  9. My brother suggested I might like this website. He was totally right. This post actually made my day. You can not imagine just how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  10. Usually I do not learn post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very great article.

  11. I have to express my thanks to you just for rescuing me from such a circumstance. After researching throughout the world wide web and finding concepts which are not helpful, I thought my entire life was over. Being alive minus the answers to the difficulties you’ve resolved all through your review is a critical case, and the kind which might have badly affected my career if I had not discovered your web site. The know-how and kindness in taking care of all the stuff was excellent. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come upon such a stuff like this. I am able to at this moment look ahead to my future. Thank you so much for your impressive and result oriented help. I will not hesitate to endorse the blog to anyone who would need direction about this situation.

  12. Usually I do not learn post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite great post.

  13. You really make it seem so quick with your presentation but I discover this topic to be really something which I think I would in no way understand. It seems too complicated and also extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I can try to get the hang up of it!

  14. IaаАа’б‚Т€ТšаЂаŒаАа’б‚Т€ТžаБТžd ought to talk to you here. Which is not some thing I do! I quite like reading a post which will make individuals believe. Also, many thanks permitting me to comment!

  15. Super pleasant! This made my life therefore much easier when our experts were actually unexpected our son for his 5th special day with a new room collection.

  16. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  17. You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for more information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this website.

  18. Somebody claimed that you had to get a domain, or your blog sites weren’t seen by everybody, is that real? Do you recognize what a domain is? IF not do not address please.

  19. Terrific work! That is the type of information that are meant to be shared around the net. Shame on Google for not positioning this put up higher! Come on over and consult with my site. Thanks =)

  20. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, as well as the content!. Thanks For Your article about sex.

  21. Short haircuts for blondes, One thing for sure pixie cuts and bob hairstyles are hair trends of recent years. It’s believed that hairstyles with rounded shapes aren’t good for round faces. There are a lot of bob haircuts for short hairdos that you can choose. Short haircuts for round faces exist to help slim a feature that makes many women self conscious. Take this idea as a basic one when styling your short hair for a super flattering look.

  22. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I ave shared your site in my social networks!