Mwawi Kumwenda has been selected to play in the Australian Netball League (ANL) All-Star action later this year.
Her teammates Annie Holyhood and Kelly Heynes are the other players selected from Peninsula Waves to be part of the southern Australian team.
ANL features nine state, territory and regionally based teams competing in a seven-week competition to start in August and finish in September.
The ANL is a platform where best young talent from across Australia showcase their talent. For the players, it is an opportunity to test their skills in a competition that bridges the gap between State league competitions and the ANL Championship.
“I am so happy to be selected among the best teams in the Victorian League. The opportunity to play in the ANL will expose me to professional netball. It is not an easy feat. I thank God for this break in my netball career,” said Mwawi in an interview from Australia.
She has been voted top goaler for the past two consecutive seasons.
This season, she has been averaging 92 percent shooting accuracy to propel her team to the top on the log table. Last season she was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and obtained the Hot Shots Award for the 2012 season during the Netball Gala Awards in Australia.
Mwawi, who went to Australia in 2010, is the first Malawian netball export.