GUMEDE Sindisiwe < Back  
Sport Netball
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 10 Mar 1980 in Richards Bay, SAF
Height1.91 m
Weight 89 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family She has two children, Nkosinathi and Nothando.
Residence South Africa
Occupation Administrator
Languages Zulu, English
Higher education K2N Intec College
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? 1999 in South Africa
Why this sport? I was never a keen netballer but played the game to pass the time. It was only after TV Mkhize's encouragement that I realised I could make a future out of the sport.
Club / Team Cipheya Netball Club: South Africa
General Interest
Hobbies She enjoys watching Television and reading. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement K2N Women's Sportsperson of the year award. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Most influential person in career I am grateful to all the different coaches who played a role in my development especially at junior national level. (sundaytimes.co.za, 28 Jun 2002)
Awards and honours In 1999 Sindisiwe was chosen to represent the United Schools Sport Association of South Africa [Ussasa] Under-19 team. (sundaytimes.co.za, 28 Jun 2002)

Has won the Player and the Best Scorer of the tournament at the Congress of Southern African Netball Association [Cosana]. (sundaytimes.co.za, 28 Jun 2002)

Has represented the Natal Mermaids in the National Netball League. (sundaytimes.co.za, 28 Jun 2002)
Ambitions She wants her country to be ranked number three so she can achieve her goal of winning a bronze medal at a major sporting event. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Other information The president of Netball South Africa, Ntambi Ravele, described Gumede as "the introvert from Natal with a bright smile, who came to prominence through Netball South Africa's development structures". (sundaytimes.co.za, 28 Jun 2002)

Sindisiwe was brought up in rural Nseleni, Richards Bay, about two hours drive from Durban. (sundaytimes.co.za, 28 Jun 2002)