27/05/2024

Mwai Kumwenda of the Melbourne Vixens. (Photo: Suncorp Super Netball)

Goaler Mwai Kumwenda has put pen to paper, signing on with the Melbourne Vixens for the 2022 season and completing the shooting circle.

The Melbourne Vixens shooting line up has been locked in with Mwai Kumwenda returning to the club for the 2022 season. For all the Suncorp Super Netball signing news, stay up to date with our Off-Season Hub and follow The Inner Sanctum’s netball podcast, Over a Third, on Twitter and Instagram to get the news when it breaks.

Kumwenda has been a vital part of the Vixens line up since joining the club in 2017. She played a integral role in the Vixens championship win in 2020, receiving Player of the Match honours.

Born and raised in Malawi, Kumwenda’s journey to the Vixens has been unique and inspiring.

Kumwenda was mainstay under the post for the club in 2021, having scored 460 goals across the season with an accuracy of 87 per cent.

She was also dangerous in the two point zone, scoring 60 Super Shots for 2021 with an accuracy of 51 per cent.

Kumwenda to bring more MJ magic in 2022. (Photo: Melbourne Vixens)

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Kumwenda is grateful to be returning to the Vixens and playing with some of the best players in the league.

“Playing for the Vixens was always a dream for me, and I am very happy to sign on with the team and continue my netball here,” Kumwenda said.

“I learn new things every day at the Vixens with Simone as my coach and my sisters like Kate Moloney and Lizzy Watson helping be get better every game.

“I love playing for the Vixens. As I am so far away from home, I am so grateful to the players, coaches and staff who are my family away from Malawi. I am so happy to have met so many lovely people and cannot wait to do my best to help the team.”

Kumwenda joins Kiera Austin, Rahni Samason, Hannah Mundy, Kate Eddy, Kate Moloney, Liz Watson, Jo Weston and Emily Mannix in the 2022 line up.

Kumwenda’s signing leaves one opening left in the Vixens 2022 side, with the club confirming that Jamaican defender Kadie Ann Dehaney won’t be returning to the club in 2022.

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The final signing will be announced tomorrow.

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