Maria Mabote

Born: 8 January 1984
School attended: Letsete Secondary School
Favourite country: South Africa
Favourite food: Pasta and meat.

Rugby history:

Played for:

  • Purple Heart Ladies Team 2009
  • Griffons Provincial Team 2003 - 2014 (also captained the team)
  • Thabong Ladies Team 2014

Why You chose to become a referee:

I was asked to ref while still playing, but had to try it.

Refereeing history:

Started refereeing in 2011

Women Candidates 2014

Women Panel 2016

Career highlights:

Women’s B Division Final 2015

AR for the African Women’ Sevens 2015

National Girls’ Week U16 Final 2016

National Girls' Week U18 Final 2017


Knowing that I have to work hard every day to keep myself on top.

To Show everyone that I can do it.

Who would you like to meet:

Alicia Keys


Elliot Mtsewu

Advice for new recruits:

Use every opportunity you get to make your mark.

Outside interests:

I work at Matjhabeng Municipality in the Sport and Recreation Department, also involved with community activities - helping young people to get into rugby and coaching.

Did you know?

When I started playing rugby I was a loose head prop.

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