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Johannesburg, South Africa: Building on an exhilarating first day of Telkom Netball League (TNL) 2024, day 2 was met by a showdown of spectacular momentum increase by the teams, however at times were hampered by the overuse of the whistle.  This however did not deter coaches from moving into rapid analytical thinking and game plan changes, which gave netball enthusiasts more reason to rise out of their seats.


In unpacking some of today’s games, it was noted that the defence unit of the Flames performed very well, while the Aloes put up a solid performance in the first half, against the Gauteng Jaguars.


Chatting to the SPAR Proteas Head Coach, Jenny van Dyk stated that: “This is the type of performance we would like to see but sustained throughout the full game. She further stated that, “we need four solid quarters of intensity to maintain the thrilling showdown of performance and mastery, which we can produce.”


Looking at the match between the Kingdom Stars and Tornados in what was a crowd thriller, the Stars kept good composure well into the final moments of the game to win 37-41.


In the last match of the day, the Baobabs from Limpopo played against the Free State Crinums, who have two Netball World Cup players in their team, Karla Pretorius and Refiloe Nketsa.  Crinums proved to be well composed while dominating in their game plan, and as a result, they wrapped things up on court with a 64-35 victory.


Meanwhile, the second day of TNL was also significant in the history of South Africa, as we celebrated 30 years of democracy and freedom. And, as we looked over the crowd, players and everyone in attendance we realised that through the power of sport, we have been able to move away from divisions, and judgement and have been able to come together to build a common future.  Let us through netball and netball participation restore peace, unity and dignity for all. These are amongst the fundamentals of hosting such a magnificent tournament.


Full Results:

Sunbirds 14 – 7 Sonoblomo

Tshukudu 45 – 41Lillies

Flames 43 – 48 Stings

Jaguars 68 – 37 Aloes

Tornados 37 – 41 KD Stars

Crinums 64-35 Baobabs


Sunday (28 April) Fixtures:

08:00 KD Queens vs EC Comets

10:00 Sunbirds vs Diamonds

12:00 Stings vs Fireballs

14:00 Baobabs vs Aloes


18:00 Jaguars vs Crinums



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