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Lenize Potgieter

Professional Netball Player

ABOUT LENIZE

Who i am

ABOUT LENIZE

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Lenize Potgieter

Professional Netball Player

Lenize Potgieter is a professional Netball player who plays for The Spar Proteas South African Netball team and the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Suncorp Premier League in Australia.

Born in Polokwane, Limpopo, where she developed her incredible passion and talent for netball, Lenize moved to Pretoria to pursue and further her studies and netball career. She has played netball for the past fourteen years.

Lenize represented her province of Limpopo at respective provincial netball tournaments. She played for the Gauteng Jaguars in the Brutal Fruit Netball Cup for three years as well as represented her university in the local varsity championship. She earned her first international cap at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Between 2014 and 2019 Lenize has elevated herself through her outstanding performances and exceptional contribution to both the South African National Team and Australian Super League teams as one of the worlds top ranked players. 2019 was an exceptional year for Lenize, as her contribution and impeccable shooting prowess enabled the Spar Proteas South African Netball Team to be recognized as one of the world’s leading teams. This culminated with an incredible showing at the 2019 Netball World Cup in London, where the Proteas narrowly missed out on a place in the final.

Lenize is currently signed on a 2 year contract with the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

2020 is set to be an amazing year for the for Lenize.

My Story

My Story

I was the tallest in my age group, so automatically I was just put onto the court at the age of 8. Since then my love for netball grew more and more and I couldn’t see myself doing any other sport other than netball.

I was chosen in the A-team from age 14 till 17. We played in the Tuks Super 12 series, the Coca-Cola tournament as well as the National All Ages tournament. In 2012 I moved to Menlopark and was chosen to represent the first team where I was coached by Manny Ferrreira.

In 2013 I was selected to play for University of Pretoria 1st team but spent most of the time on the bench because I was still inexperienced and a youngster. I only played a few USSA games during that season.

In 2014 I started off in the Tuks U/21 A-team.Our national netball league also started this year and I was drafted into the Jaguars team (Pretoria based franchise). The First weekend of the national Brutal Fruit league, I made my debut. That ‪Sunday evening I received a phone call from the director of selectors saying I was being pulled up into the Protea squad for Commonwealth Games. A dream come true and I made my debut for the Proteas in July 2014 against Scotland in Cape Town.

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