April 21, 2024

Potgieter quits ‘league’ netball but is available for Spar Proteas selection

CAPE TOWN – Spar Proteas goal shooter Lenize Potgieter has call it a day on playing league netball but will still be available to represent her country, South Africa.

This week Potgieter announced that she won’t longer play league netball around the world as she wants to spend time with her new family.

The 29-year-old all time goal scorer for her country will however be available for the Spar Proteas selection when she’s been called.

Potgieter has recently tied the knot after the Netball World Cup.

“I’m calling it quits on professional netball leagues in different countries, not the Spar Proteas,” she said.

“I’m moving to Australia to my husband, but I’m still available to play for my country.

“While I’m Down Under [Australia] I will definitely train with someone to keep fit and keep up to speed, I just have to find out who wants me there.”

Lenize’s third World Cup on home soil was cut short after she was ruled out due to injury.

The World Cup was hosted at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), between July and August this year.

She was also ruled out of the 2024 Super League Season after her team Manchester Thunder announced that she had been released from her contract under medical grounds.

She was not considered for selection for both the ongoing Australia series and England tour later this year.

Potgieter has revealed she is feeling much better and is ready to return to action.

“I’m doing so much better now,” she said.

“I was actually ready for this England Series as well.”

England Netball will host South Africa’s Spar Proteas in the next Vitality Netball International Series later this year starting from 5-10 December 2023.


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