Mwawi secures coaching licence

In pursuit of a glittering netball career, netball export Mwawi Kumwenda has obtained her beginner’s coaching licence.

Mwawi, who is plying her trade in Australia in the Victorian Netball League (VNL), obtained her licence after completing a Manual Foundation course sponsored by VNL.

As one of her employment conditions, Waves offered Mwawi a chance to pursue other means of earning a living.

The club offered Mwawi an opportunity for work experience by conducting netball clinics from which she would receive 8 000 Australian dollars (K1.2 million).

“I had to be a qualified coach before starting training. I am glad that now I have the paper. Now, I can coach Under-13, 14 and 17 teams anywhere in the world,” said Mwawi.

She said she will continue enrolling for advanced courses until she gets the top most qualification.

“After I am done with netball, I can always assist my country through coaching at any level. I believe I have learnt a lot that I need to impart to the young ones,” she said.

Last Friday, Mwawi’s team beat Boorondara Genesisi 47-32. Mwawi posted 42 baskets, making her one of the top shooters in the league.

The Weekly, a Melbourne publication said this about Mwawi’s exploits: “The focal point for the Waves was Malawi international goaler Mwawi Kumwenda who hit 37 of 42 for 88 percent efficiency.”

Mwawi expressed satisfaction with her overall contribution.

“It was one of the few tough games we have had this season, but I managed to help my team win. I feel proud. The girls make it a lot easier for me and my shooting average is growing by day,” she said.

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