Proteas captain Bongiwe Msomi has been appointed coach of the University of Johannesburg netball team and will take charge of her first match on Monday.
Msomi, who has played professionally overseas, is ready to share the knowledge she has gained with the players at UJ.
“Being the SPAR Proteas captain and being coached by [national coach] Norma Plummer at an international level, I believe I have a lot to share as we aim to see what we can achieve in the long term,” she said.
“I love being part of change and this is an exciting step, not only for me but for a number of young girls I will get to work with at UJ.”
Msomi, who grew up in Hammarsdale near Durban but now lives in Randburg, said she saw lots of potential among the student-athletes.
“I’ve had a chance to attend a couple of training sessions and the girls are super enthusiastic, which is all I could ask for.”
Having been involved with coaching for as long as she can remember, Msomi said she relished the opportunity to help others.
“I love coaching and it is one of my passions,” she added. “I have now got an awesome opportunity to be the UJ netball coach and am really excited for what lies ahead.
“It is great to be in such a professional set-up where I will also learn and grow, while enjoying my new role.”