Jaguars win fifth Telkom Netball League title

The Jaguars walked away with a complete prize cash of R350,000.

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CAPE TOWN – The Gauteng Jaguars claimed their fifth Telkom Netball League title over the weekend, defeating the Southern Stings 53-41 within the Division One ultimate. The Jaguars walked away with a complete prize cash of R350,000.

The Jaguars had been taking part of their eighth consecutive ultimate within the event, and this was the Stings fourth ultimate. The 2 sides have met one another eighteen instances, which suggests this is likely one of the event’s greatest rivalries.

The Gauteng aspect beat the Stings within the first leg in Pretoria and the Stings returned the favour within the second leg previous to the ultimate.

Jaguars coach, Jenny van Dyk, was thrilled with the consequence: “Once we began this event, we stated why not us and why not a fifth one? We shouldn’t be capped at 4 however I’m glad that the ladies took on this journey with me.

“They performed so properly, we ended off on a excessive and so they actually had such a very good begin to the sport, which gave us a very good run for the ultimate. I’m very pleased with them and the method that we went via. We labored actually arduous for the previous few days, and it’s such a very good feeling when arduous work pays off. We’re positively going to go for one more 5 as a result of we are going to by no means cease chasing.”

In the meantime, the KwaZulu-Natal Kingdom Stars completed the event in third place. They shocked the Free State Crinums within the third/4th playoff match on Saturday for a 45-40 win. The Stars had been the underdogs this season after shedding all their spherical robin video games in 2020 however managed to retain their spot within the first division after profitable final yr’s promotion/relegation match.

Talking of that match, this yr the Jap Cape Aloes missed out on a chance to maneuver as much as Division One after shedding 40-49 to the North West Flames. The Flames broke their eleven-game winless streak to retain their spot within the high division.

2021 TNL Match Awards:

Finest Shooter: Owethu Ngubane (Kingdom Stars)
Finest Middle: Danielle Van Zyl (Jaguars)
Finest Protection: Nicola Smith (Stings)
Total Finest Participant: Marlize de Bruin (Jaguars)The Jaguars walked away with a complete prize cash of R350 000.

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