Exclusive Interview With Severn Stars’ Grace Namana
With a mission to empower female athletes and inspire the next generation of women in sport as part of our latest campaign, we recently sat down with Severn Stars’ Grace Namana in an exclusive interview.
Namana, who joined from ANZ Premiership side the Northern Mystics, is currently in her first season with Severn Stars and was one of many new faces that joined as part of a revamped squad ahead of the current season that reflects a new era under Head Coach Jo Trip.
With Stars now hoping to pick up their seventh win of the season ahead of their match against Celtic Dragons this weekend, Namana emphasised the importance of properly fitting and comfortable sportswear.
“In order to train effectively, sportswear plays an important role. We need to be supported in order to maximise training to be able to perform.
“We train hard and sacrifice a lot to be able to compete at such a high level and, regardless of what sport women are competing in, we should be afforded the right access to correct sportswear when competing.“
The 27-year-old also stressed the need for support for women in sports, particularly when it comes to their training wear.
“We need to be supported in order to maximise training to be able to perform on the court.
“Sportswear should fit properly and be able to move with your body. It should be something that you put on and don’t need to alter during a training session.”
Namana, who is also a full-time lawyer, also praised Kukri’s involvement in the development of Severn Stars’ Netball dresses.
“The dresses we have are great. We have had a very productive conversation with Kukri, who have been open to our suggestions to make the kit a better fit for us.”
Severn Stars, who have been partnered with Kukri since October 2020, currently sit 5th in the Vitality Netball SuperLeague with six wins from 13 games, with Namana undoubtedly playing a big part in Goal Attack with 156 goals from 198 total shots.
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Kukri Sports is committed to providing women with high-quality sportswear to support their training and performance. Our goal is to empower women to achieve their potential in their chosen sport and break down barriers in the world of sports.