I want to ‘forget’ about netball—Mwawi


Australia-based netball icon Mwawi Kumwenda has said she wants to have a proper rest for the three months that she will be on leave back home.

The lanky goal shooter (GS) flew back home on Monday from Melbourne after a dream debut season in the Suncorp Super Netball League in which she was named the best GS.

“For this holiday, I want to be free, relaxed, have a proper rest and forget about netball,” said Mwawi who is often involved in netball clinics, work-outs and charity when she is on holiday.

The Malawi Queens star, who signed a two-year deal with Vixens, is set to return to her base in Melbourne during the first week of November.

Mwawi captured on arrival

However, Mwawi said she is not sure yet as to whether she will be available for Queens’ selection in the Fast5 World Netball Series which ironically, will be staged in her Melbourne base from October 28-29.

The GS said she is enjoying her career in Australia where most of her team-mates are national team players.

Meanwhile, Vixens captain Kate Moloney has said she is really pleased she will again be joined on court next season by her 2017 team-mates.

“It’s so great that we are all sticking together. We had such a great season in 2017, and really are like a big family.

“The season didn’t quite finish the way we wanted, but next year we will be able to come together again and try and take that next step,” Moloney told the club’s website www.melbournevixens.com.au.

It further reported: “Vixens fans will be thrilled with the news the team is fully committed, and excited to learn that their favourite shooting duo—Tegan Philip and Mwawi Kumwenda—will be back together in 2018 in the Vixens teal, navy and crimson.”n

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