Netball export Mwawi Kumwenda, who has been the Universal Industries Frooty Juice ambassador for the past two years, has said she has stopped serving as such, citing financial challenges as the main reason.
“Much as I appreciate Universal Industries for choosing me as Frooty ambassador, it proved quite expensive for me to promote netball in schools as resources were limited; hence, my decision to quit. I could not accomplish my plans,” Kumwenda said on Friday from Melbourne, Australia where she plays for Peninsula Waves.
She said she will always be grateful to Universal for the opportunity she had to coach school children.
“I have already communicated my decision to the company and I hope they take it with a good heart and understanding. It has not been an easy decision to make, but I had to make it at some point,” she said.
Mwawi, however, said she will still conduct coaching clinics when she comes home.
“Part of my contract is to hold coaching clinics to raise funds. I am doing that here when we are not playing games. I have asked for some assistance to enable me organise coaching clinics in Malawi. When I get the funding, I will concentrate on just one school,” said Mwawi who is in her third season with the Victorian Netball League (VNL) side.
As Frooty ambassador, Mwawi has been to all the regions of the country conducting clinics in primary schools and at the same time selling the Universal brand.