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Mary Waya earmarks 2 for Australia

OPENING DOORS FOR NETBALLERS—Waya

Mary Waya Netball Academy owner has said she wants to send two promising players to Australia for trials with top teams later this year.

Mary Waya, who is also Netball Director in the Ministry of Sports, said it was premature to disclose the players identities let alone their potential suitors in Australia.

“We are doing paperwork but, for now, I can’t disclose the names to avoid jeopardising the deal. Once everything is done, we will release full details including the side they will join,” Waya said.

The former Queens coach and star player facilitated overseas deals for Manchester Thunder’s Joyce Mvula and Lauren Ngwira.

Mvula signed from Blue Eagles Sisters following Waya’s connections then Ngwira joined Team Northumbria before moving to London Pulse last season.

Waya said it was her dream for Malawi to have over seven players overseas.

“We need to support one another in the country to achieve this. We need to help the players to reach their full potential so that we can export them to foreign countries,” she said.

Waya’s academy is in a partnership with St. Noa Girls Secondary School of Uganda and following the agreement, budding players, Ethel Ng’ambi and Beatrice Kumwenda are at the institution undergoing school and honing their skills.

Melbourne Vixens Mwawi Kumwenda was the first player to earn a deal overseas in Australia.

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