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Our Team at MasiSports


Dr Judith Neilson

We are proud to have Dr Judith Neilson as our patron. The reach of her Judith Neilson Foundation is global and she strives to provide a powerful force for change in the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and around the world. Judith has a profound love of contemporary art, is an advocate for women’s rights and is a champion of education and life skills.

Dr Neilson was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2016 for significant service to the arts through the museums and galleries sector, and as a benefactor of cultural and educational organisations.

Born in Zimbabwe and brought up in South Africa before immigrating to Australia in the early 1980s, Judith maintained her deep love of Africa.

Executive Team

  • Vince van der Bijl
  • Michael Tyhali
    Principal, Ukhanyo Primary
  • Thandi Mzileni-Mgqamqo
    Principal, Masiphumelele High
  • Althea Farmer 
    MasiSports COO
  • Nceba Jonas
    Ukhanyo head coach
  • Carolyn Hamilton-Smith
    Volunteer administrator
  • Amy Mc Iver
    Brooke Buckland, PR
  • Bridget Buckland
    Brooke Buckland, PR


  • Alex Hetherington
  • James Charton
  • Bishop Ronald Cronje
    Community leader
  • Tracey Petersen-Brown
    Westlake Primary Principal
  • Vince van der Bijl
    MD and founder


  • John le Roux
  • Mosa le Roux
  • Sakki Learmonth
  • Skarra Ntubeni
  • Ian Bell
  • Mandy Whitley
  • Brian Whitley
  • Rob Berry
  • Elize Taylor
  • Mark Charnock

School Coach Executive Team

Nceba Jonas

Nceba Jonas

Head Coach
Sivu Mlandu

Sivu Mlandu

Masi High School Educator
Teddy Nyali

Teddy Nyali

co-ordinator and coach
Mrs Nongogo

Mrs Nongogo

Masi High School Educator
Feziwe Payi

Feziwe Payi

Netball Coach
School Coach Executive Team

Ukhanyo Primary Sports
and Staff Coaching Team

Masi High School Sports  and Staff Coaching Team

Masi High School Sports
and Staff Coaching Team