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08 July 2012 | in Netball, World University Championships

Great Britain Takes the Title at 1st WUC Netball

A jubilant Great Britain team after their win against South Africa in the final of the Inaugural World University Netball Championships, played on Saturday 7 July 2012 (Picture credit: Jaco Marais/ Foto 24)

CAPETOWN – As Melinda Goosen, University Sports South Africa (USSA) Chairperson and head of the local organising committee, said in her closing speech yesterday; “History was made this week!” This past week showcased the first FISU World University Netball Championships, hosted by South Africa at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town.

Mr Kenny Chow, FISU EC member, hands over a gold medal to Great Britain Goal Shooter Steffi Burt, during the medal ceremony of the WUNC on Saturday 7 July 2012 (Picture credit: Barry Lamprecht / Image SA)

After 6 days of matches, and some tough competition amongst 8 international University netball teams, namely; Great Britain, South Africa, Jamaica, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the USA, Great Britain reigned supreme, clinching the title after a nail-biting final against South Africa.


(Source: Natasha Marot)