Phumza Maweni (born September 4, 1984) is a South African netball player. She plays Netball Super League in the United Kingdom, representing Team Bath Netball.
The player plays for the Netball Proteas as the goalkeeper. She joined the squad for the 2023 Netball World Cup. In 2015, she made her international club debut in Australia with Sunshine Coast Lightning in the Suncorp Super Netball.
After making a mark, she joined Severn Stars in the United Kingdom Netball Superleague. In 2019, she returned to Australia to play for Lightning. She played forty-seven games from 2019 to 2021.
Maweni joined Team Bath Netball in the Superleague in the United Kingdom.
|September 4, 1984 (age 38 years old)
|Place of Birth:
|Cala, Eastern Cape
|Goal Keeper, Goal Defence
|Team Bath Netball
Phumza Maweni was born on September 4, 1984 in Cala. She grew up in the Eastern Cape and first played netball in the village of Cala. She came to Cape Town and joined a local team in Khayelitsha.
They were enjoying community netball playing netball in Khayelitsha among ourselves. Eventually, she joined another club in the playing provincial league in Bellville.
Phumza Maweni played for the Kingdom Stars and Southern Stings in the South African Brutal Fruit Netball Cup. She has caps in international clubs.
Her international debut was for the Loughborough Lightning in England’s Netball Superleague. Later, she joined the Severn Stars. She performed exceptionally in the local South African league.
In 2018, she represented the South African national netball in the Commonwealth Games. After the competition, the Sunshine Coast Lightning in Australia signed her ahead of the 2019 season. She also played for Suncorp Super Netball club and appeared in 47 matches.
In December 2021, she moved to Team Bath Netball in England for the 2022 Superleague season. She performed incredibly in the Vitality Netball Superleague in England. She won many Player of the Match awards in the recent season.
Maweni started to play at 29 years old after joining the Western Cape provincial team. She has reached great heights and has played for local and international clubs. She has become a mainstay of the Proteas.
Although she is the oldest player in the Proteas, Maweni has represented South Africa on over 108 occasions. Coach Norma Plummer named her in the squad for the World Cup.
Maweni has developed netball coaching clinics for the underprivileged children of Khayelitsha. The goal is to create higher standards for women’s sports in Khayelitsha. It aims to improve the ability of coaches to help their athletes develop better skills.
“It’s huge for me, and that is why I started my foundation because I know it’s going to bring a lot of (hope to) youngsters from disadvantaged villages. It means a lot to me to be part of this and to help the youngsters to develop and help them to get the feel of how it is being part of the World Cup in Africa,”
Phumza Maweni is a proud mother and has a 15-year-old son.
|Playing position(s): Goal Keeper, Goal Defence
|KZN Kingdom Stars
|Western Cape Southern Stings
|Sunshine Coast Lightning
|Team Bath Netball