A Long Wait

August 21, 2013 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

There are many sporting teams who have never managed to reach the summit and claim that elusive title, but when one that has been competing for decades finally achieves that goal its worth sharing.

Mangaung in South Africa – formerly known as Free State – finally became national netball champions after over 50 years in the competition. They came from behind last weekend to beat favourites Gauteng 39-36.

The last time Free State won the title was when Southern Free State were champions in 1961 and then backed up to win again in 1962.

What made this victory all the more special is that Mangaung have played in six finals in the last ten years and on each occasion ended up on the losing side. Gauteng were going for their fourth successive title.

So congratulations to Mangaung enjoy the moment; we certainly hope it will not be another 50 years before your next title. 


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