UPDATE: Voting has closed as of 8am on Monday 18 September.
With Varsity Netball reaching the playoff stages it's time to recognise the outstanding performers in this year's tournament and ask the public to vote for the player they think should be crowned the FNB Player Of The Tournament 2023.
The head coaches of all eight teams were asked to nominate three players who made the biggest impression and were not allowed to nominate a player from their own team. The nominees were weighted with first position worth three points, second position two points and third position one point. The total points were then calculated and the three players with the highest points are now being put forward to the public, whose votes will determine the winner.
Here are the nominees.
Sanmarie Visser: The NWU goal defence has been a towering presence for the Eagles and her ability to intercept is one of the main reasons they have conceded the least amount of goals out of all the teams during the round robin stages. She represented the national team at u19 level, her favourite player is Karla Pretorius and she is in her second year of BCom Marketing.
Alice Kennon: Tuks have scored the most goals in the tournament so far and goal shooter Alice Kennon has contributed 195 of them at an incredible 94% accuracy. She has picked up two FNB Player of the Match awards already and her highest achievement so far has been representing South Africa at u21 level. She is currently in her 3rd year of BEd Senior and FET.
Danielle Van Niewenhuysen: The multi-talented Maties goal defence has been instrumental for the maroon machine often switching positions to play wing defence as well as centre. She is a former SA Schools netball captain (2019) and was part of the title winning Maties team that lifted the trophy in 2022. Her favourite player is Karla Pretorius and she is currently in her 4th year of Mechatronic Engineering.
Vote for your favourite below!
UPDATE: Voting has closed as of 8am on Monday 18 September. Screenshots of the result and total vote count have been captured.
The public can cast their votes from Monday, 11 September until Monday, 18 September at 8am. The winner will be the player with the most votes at the deadline and will be announced after the final on the same day.
The winner will receive a cheque from FNB for R10 000.