Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

EasiYo Tactix Secure Kumwenda For 2015 Season

EasiYo Tactix Secure Kumwenda For 2015 Season

28 May 2014


Malawian sharp-shooter Mwai Kumwenda has re-signed with the EasiYo Tactix for the 2015 ANZ Championship season. The 1.83-metre tall goal shooter has impressed this season with her dynamic and flamboyant style of netball, recording shooting statistics rivalling the top in the league.

EasiYo Tactix CEO Brigit Hearn says she’s thrilled to have retained the services of Kumwenda for next season.

“She is a huge asset to the Tactix and is really starting to form great combinations within the team, especially with captain and goal attack Anna Thompson,” she said.

“Although we haven’t come up with the winning results this year, we are heading in the right direction, playing quality netball on court that we can be proud of.

“Mwai is a fabulous player, with a great skill set and wonderful personality, who has adapted well to life here and we look forward to seeing her netball skills continue to grow and thrive here in the Netball Mainland environment,” Hearn said.

Kumwenda is a trailblazer for her country, becoming the first Malawi player to feature in ANZ Championship, having been spotted by the EasiYo Tactix management, playing in the Australian national league in 2013. The franchise has been well rewarded for showing faith in her, having been previously untested in the ANZ Championship.

Kumwenda has settled well in Christchurch and is relishing the chance to return for another season.

“I love it in Christchurch and am blessed to have the opportunity to play ANZ Championship netball with great team mates and the chance to train in a supportive environment,” she said.

“I have a wonderful host family, and it was a very easy decision to come back to my ‘Mainland home’ next season. Thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome.”

Tactix coach Leigh Gibbs too, has been impressed with how Kumwenda has adjusted to the different style of netball played in this part of the world.

“Mwai’s range of skills, great attitude and commitment to netball are outstanding and she’s shown that she is truly a world class shooter.”

Kumwenda is currently shooting at 91.5 percent accuracy to be amongst the top four in the ANZ Championship in her first season and has the highest shooting statistics in the league after 13 rounds, averaging almost 42 goals per match.

-Ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gordon Campbell: On The America’s Cup

The fact New Zealand now reigns supreme once again in the most sophisticated contest in the world’s most elite sport – yacht racing – can’t help but reflect the trajectory the country has been on since the 1980s... More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Christopher Marlowe & 'The Tragedy Of Dr. Faustus'

Previous versions of 'The Devil's Pact' can be traced back to the fourth century, Marlowe deviated significantly by depicting his protagonist as unable to burn his books or repent to a merciful God in order to have his contract annulled... More>>

ALSO:

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland