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Getting to know … Ninelle Jordaan

In the next of our “Getting To Know Your SASCA Sports Coaches” series, we chat to netball’s Ninelle Jordaan who celebrates her birthday on 18 July. Here she tells us a little more about herself.

Who are your role model(s) in the sport? Have you ever met her?
Karla Pretorius. I played in a team with her in university. She is such a humble person, no matter the things she has achieved.

What is your most memorable personal sporting moment?
Being among the top shooters of the then Brutal Fruit players.

What is your most memorable other sporting moment that doesn’t involve you?
There is a video of Renske Stoltz in the England fast 5 where she just shoots long shot after long shot. Her team has got so much faith in her and she has so much confidence. It’s amazing!

In terms of your travels, what has been your favourite city and why?
For sport my favourite has to be Durban, I love the ocean as well as the freshness of the air.

Where in South Africa do you live?
Kimberley, Northern Cape (see why I love going to the ocean)

What is your favourite app on your phone?
Probably Whats app, it allows me to stay connected with family and friends.

What is your favourite TV show?
Any comedy show where I can just relax and not have to think too much. At the moment I’m rewatching Friends.

What else do you do outside of sports coaching?
Well, I am a teacher. So that and coaching takes up a lot of my time. Otherwise I like taking on creative projects like sewing, painting, photography and other crafts. Something to keep my hands busy.

Finish the sentence. If I wasn’t so actively involved in netball I’d be …
Traveling all over South Africa with my friends in my spare time.

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