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Netball South Africa had suspended all their planned activities last month after President Cyril Ramaphosa moved the country to alert lockdown level four due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Following this address the federation opted to adhere to the call by the President and suspend all activities until further notice.

The federation has been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that when it is safe to resume play, it is all systems go. Netball South Africa’s events and safety teams have been hard at work to make sure that when the time to play again, all health and safety regulations are adhered to.

“We are delighted that we are once again allowed to resume playing netball. As we get ready to do this, we will make sure that we adhere to very strict health and safety protocols as set by government and our COVID-19 compliance teams. We still maintain that preserving lives is much more important than playing the game, it is therefore important that we do everything it takes to protect each other as we play netball. With immediate effect, all netball in South Africa is allowed,” said Cecilia Molokwane, Netball South Africa President.

The SPAR National Championships which are traditionally hosted in August will this year again be postponed and will take place later in the year around December, this postponement comes after the teams had been unable to train together for some time due to COVID restrictions.

The resumption of netball activities means that the federation can now get ready to host the much-anticipated Telkom Netball League which is a semiprofessional league that is scheduled to take place in a few weeks. More information on this will be made available very soon.

The Junior National Championships, Twizza Netball Club Championships, Male National Championships and the SPAR Proteas training camps are some of the many events that are scheduled to resume this year considering lockdown restrictions.

All districts and provinces are allowed to host training, clinics, and workshops of not more than 50 people as soon as the 26th of July 2021. In the events that there are matches or trainings, all the players, technical team, coaching staff, and medical staff are allowed in the venue.

Molokwane concluded by saying “we understand that this stop start may be challenging however this is done for the well-being of everyone and we will continue to do whatever it takes to make sure that netball resumes, and lives are spared at all times. We all need to work together and make sure that we do all things right. We are living in unprecedented times, and we are challenged to be flexible enough and be able to adapt to change as and when required to do so.”

More information and a list of all the planned activities that are set to resume will be available across all Netball South Africa social media platforms including website.