In the next of our “Getting To Know Your SASCA Sports Coaches” series, we chat to netball’s Charmaine Nondo who celebrates her birthday on 2 September. Here she tells us a little more about herself.
Who is your role model in sport?
My role model is Serena Williams. It amazes me how she challenges herself and narrative about women in sports who are a certain age especially after having a baby.
What is your most memorable personal sporting moment?
I have quite a few but I will choose one. It was the Soccer World Cup final where I was part of the closing ceremony. The best time of my life, dancing with Shakira and freshly ground to Waka Waka.
What is your most memorable other sporting moment that doesn’t involve you?
The 1999 Cricket World Cup where South Africa played Australia. We had three balls in hand and just need one run. The time when Allan Donald froze in the middle of the pitch was the most chattering moment ever. I realised then how passionate about sport I was.
In terms of your travels, what has been your favourite city and why?
My favourite city so far would be Stuttgart Germany. It has the Mercedes Museum, the most beautiful site yet. Seeing all those cars and reading about the history, I appreciated the brand even more. The best or nothing.
What city would you most like to visit, and why?
I would still love to visit Monaco, just to hear the sound of the F1 cars on the track and to experience the atmosphere.
Where in South Africa do you live?
Johannesburg. Everything is in close proximity and we have the best restaurants ever.
What is your favourite app on your phone?
Pintrest – it has helped me to be very creative mom when it comes to my son’s birthdays.
What is your favourite TV show?
Anything Korean series on Netflix
What else do you do outside of sports coaching?
I work at a bank
Is there anything that you’ve done in lockdown that you will continue doing permanently from now on?
Definitely working from home and cooking home cooked meals every day. I really enjoy making dinner for my family.
Finish the sentence. My sport is the best because …
It is the biggest women’s sport in South Africa and it is too dope.