Vanes-Mari Du Toit

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Vanes-Mari Proudfoot
Personal information
Full name Vanes-Mari Proudfoot (née du Toit)
Born (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 29)
Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
School Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria
University University of Pretoria
Spouse Matthew Proudfoot
Netball career
Playing position(s): GS, GK, GA, GD
Years National team(s) Caps
5 years  South Africa 38
South African Fast5 Team 36
(Correct as of 27 November 2011)

Vanes-Mari Proudfoot (née du Toit) (born 2 August 1989) is a South African netball player. She plays in the positions of GS, GK and GA. She is a member of the South Africa national netball team and has 38 caps. She has competed in the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore.[1] She has also participated in the 2011 World Netball Series in Liverpool.[2] In October 2012, she travelled with the Proteas to Australia & New Zealand to participate in the Quad Series tournament, where she made a name for herself with an impressive performance against the Silver Ferns. She endeared herself to many fans around the world with playful personality, after being seen waving to the camera while collecting an out-of-court ball.

In November 2012 she was a member of the Proteas Fast5 team in the 2012 Fast5 Netball World Series where she won a bronze medal.[3] She is the current Vice-Captain of the South African Fast5 Team and the most capped South African Fast5 Netball player with 36 Caps.

She was linked to the Southern Steel for the 2013 season, but ultimately was not signed. Had she been, she would have been the first player from her team to play in the ANZ Championship. She then joined the Adelaide Thunderbirds during pre season training in Australia with the prospect of being their signed import player, but ultimately their current import player Carla Borrego did not receive her citizenship in time and Vanes-Mari went back to South Africa to finish her degree in B.Com Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria.

In 2016 Vanes-Mari played for the Yorkshire Jets Netball team in Leeds, England who competed in the English Netball Super League. She had a great season and began to make her comeback after having ankle reconstruction at the end of 2015. She has been included back in the South African National Netball Team during the Netball Diamond Challenge held in South Africa 2016.

In early 2018, Vanes-Mari was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars SA. Her dancing partner was Johannes Radebe and they made it as far as the semi-finals.

In the 2018 Brutal Fruit Netball Cup season, she played for the North West Flames team.

On 21 December 2017, she married Matt Proudfoot, the Assistant coach of the Springbok Rugby Team.


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