The Bulls Daisies’ Invitational side to participate in the second leg of the 2022 Rugby Tens Championship, South Africa has been confirmed by Vodacom Bulls’ Special Projects Manager and Women’s High-Performance Manager, Thando Manana.
The Vuyolwethu Vazi led side will be participating in the Stellenbosch leg of the competition between 14 & 15 October 2022, seven days after their debut participation in the opening leg of the tournament, held at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria. A historic first for the Vodacom Bulls, participating in the Tens series for the first time whilst also giving the women’s side, the Bulls Daisies, their first run in a professional environment.
Manana lauded the invitation to participate in the tournament as a stepping stone to the development of the Daisies.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the ladies, an opportunity to continue acclimatising to the professional setup of the game. It is also a good opportunity for the coaching staff to see where we are interms of the gap between the professionals and amateurs, as we continue to build towards the 2023 Inter Provincial league” said Manana.
“We are ramping up our Vodacom Bulls developmental objectives and are inspired by the desire shown by our women’s pipeline, whilst we are also exploring strategic pathways to see them exposed to competitive environments that will elevate their game and also prepare them for what is to come” concluded Manana.
BULLS DAISIES INVITATIONAL SQUAD:
Shiniqwa Lamprecht, Cinanda Potgieter, Tebogo Rakgatla, Kemisetso Baloyi, Sophy Mashapa, Sinelitha Noxeke, Marlize De Bruin, Maria Tshiremba, Sesihle Maguga, Mahlatse Nkumishe, Vuyolwethu Vazi (c), Thulisile Memory Bukula, Zinhle Zwane, Doreen Burger, Mkhabele Hlabangene
BULLS DAISIES INVITATIONAL MANAGEMENT:
Thando Manana – Special Projects Manager and Women’s High-Performance Manager, Muziwandile Malinga – Coach, Dabeon Draghoende – Coach