Mwai Kumwenda


Work hard, dream big, stay humble

Personal Details



Home town:

Mzimba, Malawi

Occupation / Area of Study / Work:


Hero / Most Admired Athlete:

Sharelle McMahon

Date of birth:

27 September 1989



Sporting Details

Positions played:


Home Club:

Melbourne Vixens

Sporting Highlights:

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.

Credit: Melbourne Vixens

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