Butal Fruit set to empower netball players and coaches

Marketing Manager for Redds & Brutal Fruit Kudzi Mathabire and Netball South Africa President Mimi Mthethwa-Zulu at the 2017 Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League Media Launch. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League is back and has changed the rules by offering participants more exciting benefits. The brand’s commitment to changing the perception of women’s sport and elevating the standard of netball has been raised to greater heights.

It is the sport’s flagship competition in South Africa and underlines the phenomenal growth of the sport in recent years. Most importantly the fourth edition of the tournament indicates another step towards the goal of a fully-professional netball league.

Marketing Manager for Redds & Brutal Fruit Kudzi Mathabire and Netball South Africa President Mimi Mthethwa-Zulu at the 2017 Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League Media Launch.

The rules have been further changed by ensuring everybody leaves the tournament a winner. For the first time since its inception, 2017 Champions will get to travel to New Zealand to compete in the Super Club Championships.

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As sponsors of the country’s first semi-professional netball league, Brutal Fruit in partnership with Netball South Africa (NSA) has announced the introduction of the Brutal Fruit Study Programme. The programme is aimed at affording players within the league an opportunity to further their studies.

 

Speaking at this year’s launch, Marketing Manager for Redds & Brutal Fruit, Kudzi Mathabire said that the league’s new focus reaffirms Brutal Fruit’s commitment and efforts to empower female althletes and to continue elevating the standard of Netball in SA.

Tshina Mdau of the Gauteng Jaquars with vice-captain of the Free State Crinums Alicia Puren at the 2017 Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League Media Launch.

“We committed to doing this through the Study Programme and also paying a weekly participation fee of R750 per player to further motivate players but also to show our support and commitment to them.” We are fully committed to ensuring the empowerment of women in sport and will endeavour to continue finding creative ways of ensuring that we take this programme to greater heights thus ensuring long term success.” said Mathabire.

The competition once again pits 10 provincial-based teams from all nine provinces against each other over eight weeks of intense competition. Durban will host the first two weeks of the 2017 edition, followed by Cape Town with the City of Roses set to host the last three weeks.

Also read: Sunbirds vlieg nóg hoër in netbal-reeks

The team that will represent the province, is available in tomorrow’s edition of Lowvelder.

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