The games are scheduled to roar off at the Bellville Velodrome and the tournament is divided into A, B and C sections, but the main focus will, however, be on the A section which boasts of the country’s top netball brass.
Mangaung Metro (formerly Free State) are the defending champions but can expect stiff opposition from teams like Gauteng North, Nelson Mandela Bay and Dr Kenneth Kaunda (formerly North West South).
Netball South Africa president, Mimi Mthethwa, said one of NSA’s goals at the championship was to identify players capable of representing South Africa.
“That was disappointing but it doesn’t mean we didn’t play well. Our preparations were excellent and I think if we had beaten England, it would have been a different tournament. Now we have to pick ourselves up again and just make sure we have the best team possible at the World Championships next year,” she added.