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SASCOC extend their sympathy to netball players
- Updated: August 14, 2014
SASCOC extend their sympathy to the three netball players and a coach who were involved in a serious accident on Sunday, 10 August 2014 just a day after the country celebrated Women’s Day. This resulted in one of the players being paralyzed.
The team was travelling from Sedibeng in the Vaal Triangle to the SPAR National Netball Championships in Cape Town when the driver of their taxi lost control of the vehicle, resulting in the horrific accident.
The player paralyzed in the accident was transferred to Tygerberg Hospital and plans are underway to move her to the spinal rehabilitation unit at Groote Schuur as soon as possible. She will later be taken back to her family in Johannesburg.
Netball South Africa (NSA) Chief Executive, Blanche de la Guerre confirmed that the player, whose family have requested that she remains anonymous, sustained a neck fracture and the specialist treating her indicated that she would have very limited use of her arms only.
Says SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy, ‘We are saddened by the results of the accident that the netball girls were involved in.
‘SASCOC is sharing in your sorrows and thinking of you, we are wishing you a speedy recovery and may your families stay strong during this difficult time!
‘It is depressing that our athletes at such a young age face such sorrowful moments, but it is our hope that the rehabilitation unit can do all they can to assist our athlete,’ Reddy added.
The other two athletes and their coach have been discharged from hospital.