Bongiwe Msomi, University of Johannesburg (UJ) netball club manager and coach and the captain of the national netball team, the SPAR Proteas, is set to join American sports agency, Roc Nation Sports.
The announcement was made last week.
Msomi joins both Siya Kolisi and Temba Bavuma as one of the South African sports stars to join their global network of mentees and ambassadors.
Msomi has played in various international competitions.
Some of her achievements in netball includerepresenting South Africa. She is the highest capped South African national netball player with 126 caps from March this year. She also represented South Africa at the Netball World Cup in 2019, 2015 and 2011. As well as the South Africa in the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 2018.
In 2019, she was appointed as head coach of UJ’s netball club.
Msomi was born and raised in the township of Hammarsdale near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. She completed her matric at Luthayi High School in 2005.
Later, she would play for Wasps Netball in the Vitality Netball Super League in Australia in 2019, finishing second.
Msomi completed a national diploma in Sport Management in 2012 at the Durban University of Technology (DUT).
Over the years, she worked as an ambassador for the Girls Only Project, an initiative that empowers women and girls through sport. She also founded the Bongi Msomi Netball Project.
The netball star said she is very excited to be joining “such an amazing family at Roc Nation Sports”.
According to the Roc Nation Sports website, the sport agency focuses on elevating athletes’ careers on a global scale both on and off the field.
It is a sub-division of Roc Nation, launched in spring 2013.
The sport agency was established by business mogul and rapper Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter.
Msomi thanked the sport agency for seeing what she can offer and for changing the narrative around Netball.