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After a thrilling and two tough encounters in the City of Johannesburg, the third and final leg of the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League is heading to Tshwane from Friday.

On the weekend of 18 to 20 May 2018, the City of Johannesburg successfully hosted the second leg of the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League at Ellis Park Arena.

This premier league tournament is a feeder to the national Netball South African Team, which is ranked number six in the world. It comprises players from provincial teams who come from the diverse part of South Africa.

According to Member of Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg Cllr Nonhlanhla Sifumba, the city is proud to host the fifth edition of the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League.  

“The league is aligned with the city’s goal of empowering women, and netball is the ideal platform to showcase the inherent power within all women as it drives values such as hard work, being a role player, and most importantly working in a team,” said MMC Sifumba. 

The City of Johannesburg provided the venue and other security-related services.  

Netball has evolved technically in terms of ball handling, speed and flawless shooting as was demonstrated by title defenders Jaguars (Gauteng Team). 

As the league continues, it will be interesting to see how Fireballs another Gauteng Team and the Western Cape Southern Strings attempt to rock the defenders’ boat. The Free State Crinums and The Flames (North West Team) are the underdogs. Northern Cape Diamonds, Mpumalanga Sunbirds and Limpopo Baobas are lagging behind but showed high level of commitment. 

The third leg of the games start from the weekend of 25 May 2018 at Rembrandt Hall, University of Pretoria Sport Complex Campus. Tickets are available at the door: R20 per adult and R10 per scholar.