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Getting to know … Janine du Toit

In the next of our “Getting To Know Your SASCA Sports Coaches” series, we chat to netball’s Janine du Toit who celebrates her birthday on 17 July. Here she tells us a little more about herself.

Who are your role model in the sport? Have you ever met her?
Freda Kemp, the CEO of StellenSport and sports scientist, sports coach. I have met her and we still in contact.

What is your most memorable personal sporting moment?
When UWC qualified for the first time for the Varsity Cup competition at USSA that was hosted at UCT. This was also my first year in coaching a University team at USSA.

What is your most memorable other sporting moment that doesn’t involve you?
Attending a coaching clinic hosted by Norma Plummer and Nicole Cusack. It’s was enlightening and inspirational.

In terms of your travels, what has been your favourite city and why? If you haven’t travelled, what city would you most like to visit, and why?
Potchefstroom, people there are very welcoming and helpful. Potchefstroom is so small you get to know the place on the first day and don’t need a GPS (laughs). The amenities are close to each other that you can access a laundromat to a shop to a restaurant within walking distance. When we visited a restaurant the waiter and manager was so welcoming that it felt like they knew us … like regulars going there. This is really a great place to be when playing a week long tournament like USSA.

Where in South Africa do you live?
Bellville, Cape Town

What is your favourite app on your phone?
Tom Tom Sports (running watch app)

What is your favourite TV show?

Finish the sentence. My sport is the best because ….
It caters for young and old. Netball gives opportunities on all levels (administrator, coach, umpire, technical official, etc) for people to be involved.

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