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Four uncapped players, Jessica du Plessis, Boitumelo Mahloko, Refiloe Nketsa and Elmeré van der Berg were named in the SPAR Proteas group of 16 players that will travel to Kingston for a series against Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago in October.

Mahloko, Nketsa and Van Der Berg (all born in 2001) already represented their country back in 2017 when they were teammates in the South African u16 team that won the Cossasa Games in Lesotho. Mahloko captained the team.

Mahloko (20) has represented South Africa at u16 (2017), u20 (2018) and u21 (2020-2021) level. She made her senior debut for the Crinums in the 2019 Telkom Netball League, just a year after completing school at Mitchell House College in Limpopo. She also played for the Kovsies in 2019.

In 2020 whilst playing for the Crinums and SA u21 sides in the Telkom Netball League she walked away with one Player of the Match prize.

Mahloko, a goal defender, is now based in Johannesburg, playing for the University of Johannesburg.

🗣 Mahloko on her selection: “Being selected for the Proteas is an absolute dream come true that I feel I still need to let sink in. I absolutely feel blessed to be given a chance.

“My family is my biggest motivation and they are the people that believe in me and support me.”

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