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Mary Waya impressed by response

Mary Waya Netball Academy founder, Mary Waya, has hailed overwhelming response which her safety clinics are attracting.

The academy received funding from Vale Logistics to run netball and safety clinics in five districts. So far, Waya and her staff have been to Balaka and Chikwawa where hundreds attended the clinics.

Waya said promising players were attending the clinics, which were running for two-days.

“I am impressed with the turn-up. Most of the youngsters have the potential and they just need to be safeguarded. Currently, we are teaching them the basics of the game and how they can improve,” she said.

Waya said she was using the same platform to sensitise the community to refrain from vandalism along the railway line.

“They need to cherish the railway line because it will ease transport problems. They will be able to transport farm produce to the cities,” she said.

Waya said she would conduct similar clinics in Mwanza, Neno and Machinga districts.

The Malawi Queens assistant coach is also using the platform to share netballs and trophies to participating teams.

Waya started playing netball at the tender age of 11 and has played netball at different levels and countries.

Waya launched the Mary Waya Netball Academy in 2011. The primary objective of the academy is to utilise the netball platform to promote girl-child sustainability by nurturing talent at a grass-roots.

Old Mutual is also in partnership with the academy.

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