BY MAGRETH RUZVIDZO
The Rainbow Amateur Netball League (RANL) champions Glow Petroleum walked away US$3 000 richer at the League’s Awards ceremony on Saturday.
The awards ceremony preceded the commencement of the 2022 season which is set for the coming weekend.
Runners up ZRP Mambas bagged US$2 000. Correctional Queens who finished third received US$1 500.
Individuals from different teams took with them with prizes with the Rookie Of The Year Judith Mudekwe from Tenax receiving US $200.
Golden Hand Award went to the former Gems goal-shooter Pauline Jani who received $US 250.
The 2021 champions coach Pepertua Siyachitema was awarded US$300 for being the Coach Of The Year whilst Kudakwashe Mushonge from Correctional Queens received US$350 as the player of the season.
Golden Valley received US$200 being named the Most Disciplined team.
The eighth placed up to the 11th placed each got $400.
RANL Chairperson Melody Garikai thanked all teams for great performance last season despite facing some challenges during the season.
“The 2021 has not been an easy one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of disruptions occurred forcing all of us to make a lot of adjustments to our initial plans,” Garikai said.
“We had to embrace new playing formats which were quite new to us. We want to thank everyone for being part of the adjustment process. The games were played in a bio-bubble set up. Despite the difficult scenario, the game went on smoothly up to the end of the season.”
The RANL 2021 season ended abruptly due to the outbreak of the omicron variant which hit the country late last year.
RANL opened their season with a Dry Run tournament whilst their end of season tournament which was also scheduled for December was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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