Lenize Potgieter. A true Athlete with a beautiful personality.

Lenize Potgieter is a professional Netball player who plays for The Spar Proteas South African Netball team, and internationally, recently signed with the Southern Steel Team in the ANZ Premiership.

We, at SARTORI™ asked Lenize a few questions that we though may interest you about this superstar!

Where were you born + raised?

I’m born in Pretoria but was raised my whole life in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Tell us about your favourite Sporting Experience.

My favourite sporting experience was the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. It was my first Games, and just the atmosphere and vibe was amazing, wouldn’t had swapped it for anything.

Tell us about your Hardest Training Session.

It was my first ever individual session with Jenny van Dyk at Tuks Netball. It was midday (12pm) in the scorching sun and she had me doing sprints and movements like a Goal Attack (if you knew the difference between a Goal Attack and Goal shooter’s movements, you’d understand why I was dying). I wasn’t allowed to take a break until I’d done all the reps, and it felt like I was going to pass out after only 15 minutes.

What is the worst thing about your professional career?

The worst thing about my professional career is the fact that I’m not settled anywhere or have a permanent address, I just travel 95% of the year (but I’m not REALLY complaining).

If you were not an athlete, what would you be?

I’m not actually sure what I would’ve done if I didn’t have netball as my career. I would love to study Psychology in the future and perhaps become a Sport Psychologist.

Tell us the story of your first kiss.

My first kiss experience … was interesting, lol.

What is your favourite Meal to cook? 

My favourite meal to cook would be kumara fries and anything pork. Pork always wins.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

Like every other human-being on this earth, my phone is found in my hand.

How do you relax / what do you do in your downtime? 

I like doing Word Search while watching series. Or find some admin to do. I’m not a fan of just lying around and resting.

What inspires you?  

Hard-working people inspire me. Those that have talent but still put in the extra effort are people I look up to.

Lenize, thank you for inspiring our Nation. For more information on Lenize + to follow her story, visit www. http://lenizepotgieter.com

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