A group of 42 players have assembled in Cape Town on Friday for a three day trial and training camp as the first step to select a senior SA Women’s squad to compete at the international Nations Cup in August in Colorado, USA.
The players will be involved in two trial matches and also undergo some field training sessions during their brief stay in the Mother City. SARU will announce a trimmed down squad of 30 players after this assembly to attend two more training camps in Cape Town before the final squad leaves for the Nations Cup.
The SA Women’s team will be coached by Aslam Abrahams of Western Province this year and his assistant is Gerhardus Oelofse of the Blue Bulls, while former Springbok prop Lawrence Sephaka will assist during the preparations in his capacity as technical specialist.
The following players are attending a women’s training camp from Friday to Sunday in Cape Town:
Simone Vosloo, Marithy Pienaar, Judith Chauke, Vuyolwethu Vazi, Mpho Moloto (all Blue Bulls), Chrisna van Slicht (Boland), Siviwe Basweni, Lamla Momoti, Nolusindiso Booi, Yolanda Sana, Amanda Tsidi, Sinazo Tsawu, Songezwa Makhalima (Border), Daphne Scheepers, Nomathamsanqa Faleni, Zandile Nojoko, Portia Jonga, Siphosethu Tshingana, Sesethu Kobese, Vuyiswa Skosana, Thandeka Feni (Eastern Province), Nedene Botha, Bernice Strydom, Masabata Sempe (Free State), Nombulelo Mayongo (Griffons), Dolly Mavumengwana, Lusanda Mtiya, Jaime Norton, Noluthando Mbambo, Nompilo Zondi, Phindile Mtshali (KwaZulu-Natal), Nomsa Mokwai (Leopards), Marnezelle Rabie, Bianca Figeland (Southwestern Districts), Celeste Adonis, Janine Felix, Laurian Johannes, Andrea Stubbs, Chantal Sieckers, Celeste Marais, Celeste April, Vuyokasi Mbonda, Elma Kemp, Denita Wentzel (Western Province).
Team Management: Aslam Abrahams (Head Coach, Western Province), Gerhardus Oelofse (Assistant-Coach, Blue Bulls), Orna Prinsloo (Team Manager, Free State), Lehlogonolo Mampane (Team Doctor, Durban), Tanushree Pillay Physiotherapist (Western Cape), Denzil van Heerden (Biokineticist, Western Cape), Lawrence Sephaka (Technical Specialist, Johannesburg).