The university plays host to more than 1 500 netball players at various camps every year and runs an exceptionally successful netball development programme in the North West. In 2012 the North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus produced two netball players who represented South Africa at the inaugural World University Netball Championships as well as the coach of the team, Dorette Badenhorst. Five players from the university will represent the SA u-20 side at the Zone 6 games in December in addition to the two current Proteas and one SA u-21 star. The NWUPuk is the reigning national u-19 champions and the senior side won bronze at the SPAR Championships. The Vaal Triangle Campus’ netball team came third in the USSA B division in 2011. Participation in netball has increased to such an extent that the campus now participates in the North-West Senior League, the local Vaal Triangle League and the local Action Netball League. Several players represented the region at the national senior provincial competition.