A devastating injury in the second last round of 2018 saw Mwai Kumwenda's season end early.

Recovering from a knee reconstruction, Kumwenda sat the majority of the 2019 SSN season out, before making a triumphant return to the court in Round 10.

A fan-favourite, Kumwenda’s flair, athleticism and excitement adds an extra element to the Vixens’ goal circle. Recently, Kumwenda has also added goal attack to her repertoire of tricks making her even more of a dynamic threat.

The star of the Malawi national team, Kumwenda’s international career spans over 65 tests, including the 2015 Netball World Cup, in which she was named Player of the Tournament, and a third-place in the 2016 Fast5 World Series.

Individual Awards and Achievements:

  • 2013 ANL MVP
  • 2014 Tactix debut
  • 2015 Netball World Cup Player of the Tournament
  • 2016 Fast5 World Series 3rd

Personal Info

Vixen Club no.
Mzimba, Malawi
Junior Club
Escom Sisters-Malawi
National League Career Games
Test Caps (MAL)
2019 Games
Occupation/Area of Study
Club History
Mainland Tactix (NZ): 2014-16, Melbourne Vixens: 2017- Current

Fun Facts

  • I began playing netball in primary school when I was 11 years old.
  • Irene Van Dyk is my favourite netballer of all-time.
  • When I was little, I wanted to be a nurse.
  • Cinderella is my favourite Disney movie.
  • Away from the court I spend my time dancing, watching movies and coaching netball in Malawi.
  • London is my favourite travel destination! It's a good place to go shopping and explore.
  • The best advice I've received is to believe in yourself and surround yourself with good people.