|Dumisani Chauke - a cut above the rest
University Sport South Africa welcomes the services of 30 year old optimistic Limpopo born Dumisani Chauke, as a newly elected Vice-Chairperson of USSA Netball.This makes the year 2017 to be even more noteworthy for the former national netball player and young coach.
The last 13 months have been dynamic for Dumisani. In the beginning of 2016, she joined the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) as a Sport Organiser (Netball, Basketball and Volleyball) at the Directorate of Sport and Recreation. Her momentous contribution in sport further saw her becoming a finalist at the annual G-Sport Awards in the woman and coach of the year categories.
Later in the year she was crowned as coach of the year at the annual TUT Pretoria Campus Sports Awards before walking away with the best performance by a staff member award at the annual TUT Prestigious Sports Awards.
In July she was appointed as team manager of the Students netball team, which won a gold medal at the World University Netball Championships in Miami.
In December she travelled with the SA u-20 Netball team as a manager, to the region 5 games held inAngola, where they won a gold medal.
Dumisani is currently the assistant coach of the SA u 21 Netballteam, which won the African qualifiers in July for the Netball Youth World Cup, set to take place at Botswana in July this year.
Speaking to her about her notable moments in sport upon her return from England, the SA u-21 assistant coach said, being given an opportunity to be on the bench as assistant coach of the SA Proteas Netball Team during the England leg of the SANZEA Quad series is definitely one of the most memorable moments in her coaching career. I would like to thank Netball South Africa for affording me this opportunity and I look forward to many more Dumisani added.
Is just two months into 2017 and it seems this year is no different for Dumisani, as she assumes her new role as head coach of the Limpopo baobab netball team which will be participating in the upcoming Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League.
My motto in life is that all things are possible. Never discredit your dreams, they were given to you for a specific purpose she said. Her dedication and hard work sets her apart, as a cut above the rest.
Posted by Mokete Radebe on 28 Feb, 2017.