Netball South Africa has secured Telkom as the naming rights partner to their domestic league, which starts on 10 May in Pretoria.
The domestic league will now be known as the Telkom Netball League.
Cecilia Molokwane, President of Netball South Africa said: “As Netball South Africa, we are extremely excited about this partnership and we believe that it will help us in growing the sport and taking it to new heights. This partnership will definitely change the landscape of netball in the country and for all the teams that are participating. Telkom are no strangers to sport and that is why their collaboration with us is very important.”
The domestic netball league has been around for the past five years and this year the tournament will have 13 teams participating over a five-week period.
All nine provinces have a team, whilst Gauteng is represented by two teams. The league also features the President’s Smileys, a team made up of Proteas players based in South Africa and coached by Proteas assistant coach Dorette Badenhorst. The 12th team is the President’s Stars, which is a male-only team, competing only in exhibition matches.
The Zimbabwe national team make up the 13th team, ahead of their maiden Netball World Cup appearance.