Elmeré van der Berg playing netball

Elmeré van der Berg playing netball.

Elmeré van der Berg (born 9 April 2001) is a netball player from South Africa. She plays the positions of goal attack and goal shooter. She has played for North West University, North West Flames, and the South African national team, the Proteas.

Van Der Berg made it to the 12 players to play at the global tournament in Cape Town in July 2023. She also plays oversees for Leeds Rhinos in the United Kingdom.

Elmeré van der Berg
Elmeré van der Berg biography
Elmeré van der Berg’s mentors are the best coaches in netball – Burta de Kock and Norma Plummer.
Full name:Elmeré van der Berg
Born:9 April 2001 (age 22 years old)
Place of Origin:Bloemfontein
Nationality:South African
Education:Jim Fouché High School
Alma mater:North-West University
Occupation:Netball player
Team:Leeds Rhinos Netball, South Africa national team
Position:Goal shooter and goal attack

Early Life

Elmeré van der Berg was born on 9 April 2001. She comes from the capital city of the Free State Province, Bloemfontein, in South Africa.

Her parents were sportspersons. Her father was a professional rugby player, while her mother played netball. They were a direct source of motivation and encouragement to her.

Elmeré began to play netball in Grade 1, and in high school, many opportunities started to come to her. She worked harder to improve herself.

Van der Berg has earned many great accolades. She made waves on the netball court and caught the eyes of national selectors. 


Van der Berg studied at Jim Fouché High School in Bloemfontein. She holds a bachelor of health sciences with sports coaching and human movement sciences from the North-West University.


Elmeré van der Berg scoring
Elmeré van der Berg plays netball for the North-West University school team.

Elmeré has been playing for the South African team for some years now. She was in the u16 squad that won the Cossasa Games in Lesotho in 2017.

The young netball player is among the tallest players in her team and plays the position of goal shooter and goal attack. She represented SA’s u20 team in 2018, joined the u21 team in 2019, and played until 2021.

Elmeré has played for the Flames and Dr Kenneth Kaunda teams. She played for her school team – North West University. She holds two Player of the Match awards in the Telkom Netball League against outfits in the Fireballs and Stings.

Van der Berg plays for the UK’s Leeds Rhinos. The netball team based in Leeds confirmed she won’t be joining the league for the season in 2023. She sustained an injury that ruled her out of many campaigns.

Elmeré van der Berg was in the same team with other talented netball players, such as Nichole Taljaard, in the country’s national preliminary squad in the Netball World Cup in Cape Town. 

Puma announced partnership deals with Elmeré Van Der Berg in 2023. She was in the North West University squad that beat Kovsies in the Varsity Cup in 2022. It was a close game, and she was named the Player of the tournament. She has also won the African Cup in 2021.

NSA president Cecilia Molokwane reacted positively to her joining the United Kingdom outfit Leeds Rhinos.

If we want to prove globally that our players have quality and can be international stars, let them fly away. Let them travel, let them see the world, and let them join the giants around the world. Let them compete against the best.”


Van der Berg earned player of the match and had a goal-scoring percentage of 94.4 as she shot 51 goals in 53 attempts in over Tonga at the Netball World Cup.

Personal Life

Elmeré van der Berg car
Elmeré van der Berg gifts herself a brand new Volkswagen car.

Elmeré van der Berg has a boyfriend named Shawn. The lovebirds share their romantic moments on social media. She is one of the tallest netball players in South Africa, with a height of 1.91m.