In any team and in any sport it’s tough seeing a player side lined due to injury.

It’s tough on their teammates, on team staff and of course the player and their family too.

Indira is one of the most exceptional people you’ll have the pleasure of meeting should you make her acquaintance. A very happy and bright individual, she brings with her a young vibrant spirit to the team, a vibrancy that not only lifts but motivates her peers to do their best at all times too. Having received the phone call to give the news of her injury my heart sank for her. It was one of those conversations coaches hate having. I could hear the pain in her voice recounting the moments before, during and after the incident. A seemingly innocuous movement turned tragedy.

From the outset the injury sounded extensive, but a full diagnosis had to be done and after the relevant scans the official prognosis was that Indira would be out of action for an extended period of time and required reconstructive surgery to her knee.

Fast forward a few months and here we are post surgery. Indira has officially commenced rehab on her knee, and while the road to recovery is a long one, it is lined with support from her teammates, friends and family alike. A true showing of Indira’s wonderful character is the outpouring of love and support she has received thus far.

For the First Team her progress is a gift and a reminder that in the not too distant future we will have our number 2 back on the pitch doing what she does best.

  • Ciara Picco (Head Coach)


We sit with 2019 signing Robyn Moodaly, who has brought in with her some US Collegiate Flair and experience and has been a crucial part of the team’s progress this year, adding value in the middle of the park for JVW since the start of the season.

Moodaly who was part of the JVW FC first team before heading off to spend a few years in the USA, has settled in well and is looking to make a name for herself on South African soil as well as the International stage.

Robyn Moodaly in action

JVW: You’ve been back a couple of months and back to the South African playing style, what are the differences you feel playing here compared to the U.S?

R.M: The ability to express ourselves on the ball in South Africa is something that I really admire, I have enjoyed playing the possession game instead of Leary’s going direct.

JVW: Where do you see yourself in the next 2 years?

R.M: Playing in a professional league and being at my peak, also working towards getting my coaching license.

JVW: When not playing football….?

R.M: During my spare time I enjoy finding new music on Spotify , and spending time with family and friends.

JVW: What advice do you have for young female football players in South Africa?

R.M: Don’t dwell on disappointments or view unfortunate events as regrets. But rather, see them as opportunities and enjoy every single part of the games.

JVW: If you could say anything, What would you say to your 10-year old self?

R.M: You can doubt some things about yourself, but never forget what you really want to be in a few years. Do everything in your power to make it possible.

JVW: Now for some fun ones…

Hot or Cold? Hot

Chicken or Beef? Chicken

Tennis or Athletics? Athletics

Blue or Red? Red

Man Utd or Man City? Liverpool

Cats or Dogs? Dogs

If not a footballer? A Chef

Favourite Teammate? Gaby (Salgado)

Loudest Teammate? Yooks (GK, Yolula Tsawe)

Funniest Teammate? Mpumi (Nompumelelo Nyandeni)


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It’s been 5 years since Robyn Moodaly left JVW, after receiving a bursary in the States at AIB in Iowa, where she was able to concentrate on her studies and play college football.

Following her return to South Africa, Moodaly, who has 14 caps for Banyana Banyana has rejoined the bedfordview based club for the 2019 Sasol League Season. Moodaly who joins the likes of Nompumelelo Nyandeni, Amanda Dlamini, Gabriela Salgado, Alochia Thobokela and Mamello Makhabane in the middle of the park will add a little more spice to the team, as they look for a qualification spot at this years Sasol League Playoffs.

“Robyn is the perfect balance of youth and experience. A young dynamic player who has already made a name for herself locally and abroad, we couldn’t be happier to welcome her to the JVW Family.” – Head Coach Ciara Picco on Moodaly’s signing.

On completion of her signing, we sat down with Robyn to ask a few questions…

Q: How does it feel to be back playing on African soil?

RM: It’s feels great to be back home. The style of football is so different in South Africa and I love how I can express myself a lot more. I am so excited to be playing with my former teammates and club again , it feels like I never left.

Q: What are you looking to accomplish with your JVW this season?

RM: I’m excited to share my experiences and creativity with the team and ensuring that I do what’s expected of me, so that as a club we finish top of the log at the end of the season.

Q: What do you enjoy the most about being at JVW?

RM: What I enjoy the most is playing and training amongst past and current national team players, which ensures that training is always at a high intensity and a very competitive level. Also the unity and belief between the players is what distinguishes JVW as a club.

Q: What have you brought back from the U.S that has positively impacted your game?

RM: Being back home I get to share all my knowledge and experiences gained from being in America. American football is a completely different ball game compared to South Africa, but the two combined could be very affective and could possibly benefit JVW as a team.

Q: Describe JVW in 3 Words

RM: Ambitious, Opportunistic, Professional


“The mood on the training field is one of driven intent and cohesion. As a team we are aware of the enormity of the season ahead and what is at stake, not only in the league but also with players preparing to compete at the FIFAWWC. Now, only the very best will do.” added Picco


JVW will kick off their 2019 Campaign at 13:00 on Saturday, 30 March, against Palace Super Falcons at Rabie Ridge Stadium.