Top 10 players we’d like to see in the SSN: #8 – Joyce Mvula

THE Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) is already home to a number of international stars making it one of the strongest netball competitions in the world. However, we as the Draft Central team are creating a list of top 10 players we would like to see join the competition. Coming in at number eight is Joyce Mvula.

With clean hands, aerial ability and accuracy to match, Malawian Mvula has a teammate already in Australia – Melbourne Vixens’ Mwai Kumwenda – and could be a real smoky for a potential future spot in the Suncorp Super Netball, especially at age 26 with plenty of time left in her career. The goal shooter played a vital role for Malawi in the absence of Kumwenda during the 2019 Netball World Cup where she bore the brunt of the goaling, shooting 216 goals and impressing on the world stage thanks to her ability to adapt and be that dominant figure at the post. Her cleanliness and tenacity make her a big threat along with her constant drive to improve while her height at 180cm makes her a tough competitor to come up against, and while she is not the tallest goaler she still has an impressive rebounding ability and jump to reach the air ball.

She was crucial for Manchester Thunder in the Vitality Netball Superleague last season, dominating to post time and time again with her fantastic split and ability to find the ball, playing a critical role in the 2019 Superleague Grand Final and shooting impeccably to take her side to victory. Despite injury in the latter stages of the match she used her experience and desire to improve to get back on the court in time for the Netball World Cup, a testament to her constant drive and passion for the sport. In season 2020 Mvula has shared the spotlight with fellow goaler Eleanor Cardwell at Thunder but put up 101 goals at 87 per cent from four games, proving her impressive form and really backing up her 2019 effort to create a formidable opposition. Mvula would be a handy addition to the Super Netball league thanks to her ability to create plays, hold her ground and share the load in the goal circle, while her talent and relative youth gives her a real opportunity for further growth with more experience on both the domestic and international stages. Mvula has developed quickly and impressively so with the Thunder, with her accuracy, volume and movement in the circle improving tenfold since joining the side in 2017.

Top 10 players we’d like to see in the SSN:

#10 Joice Takaidza (Zimbabwe)
#9 Zanele Vimbela (South Africa)
#8 Joyce Mvula (Malawi)

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