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South Africa’s most thrilling netball tournament, the DStv Schools Challenge, is back and registration is now open. Schools across the country are invited to join in the action-packed journey that leads to the national finals on 12-13 July 2024.

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Registration steps 

  1. Visit the SA Schools Netball website at www.saschoolsnetball.co.za

2. Click on the League Registration tab

3. Select the province your school is in

4. Complete the Sportivo registration form with your school’s details and hit submit. You’ll receive a confirmation email to seal the deal

“Netball is the biggest girls’ and women’s sport in the country. This event offers young female athletes the chance to catch the eye of talent scouts, potentially paving the way to higher honours and one day representing South Africa,” says SuperSport CEO, Rendani Ramovha. 

“As an organisation, we are ‘Here for Her’, and that means giving opportunities for young women to participate and immerse themselves into the sports they love,” he said. 

DSTV SCHOOLS NETBALL CHALLENGE IS BACK 

Last year’s competition drew over 26,500 girls from over 2650 registered high schools across South Africa’s nine provinces. Affies Meisieskool clinched victory in the Botho finals, while Hlabi Secondary sealed a second title in the Ubuntu stream. As part of their prize, the winners enjoyed an unforgettable experience at the 2023 Netball World Cup final in Cape Town.

Registration for DStv Schools Netball Challenge open
DStv Schools Netball Challenge

The DStv Schools Netball Challenge (DSNC) aims to unearth the future stars of South African netball who’ll ultimately become part of the national teams. It serves as a vital talent scouting platform for universities and the Baby Proteas. This initiative is made possible through a collaborative partnership with South African Schools Netball, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, the Department of Basic Education, and other key stakeholders. Together, we are dedicated to nurturing and elevating netball talent across South Africa.

“Without opportunities, we will never discover the amazing talent in our country when it comes to sport. Without funding, we will not have many opportunities. With a partner like MultiChoice, both are attainable and measurable and that is why we value their continued support,” says Di Woolley, South African Schools Netball President.

Since the inception of the DSNC, 18 players have gone on to represent select universities in the Varsity Cup. They also found a home in Division B of the Telkom Netball League.

Furthermore, six players from the previous season were selected to be part of the Baby Proteas camp. Preparing for the Netball World Youth Cup 2025 Africa qualifiers scheduled to take place this month.

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