Rainbow Paints Commercial Manager Bruno Silas said they decided to come to the rescue of the league because of its impact to the national team.
“The Southern Region plays a key role in the development of netball in the country as showed by the number of players it contributes to the national netball team,” Silas said.
“The national netball team has put Malawi on the map being the number one team in Africa and number five in the world.”
He said netball needed such support at regional level to enable the national team have a good base to select players.
He said the company did not sponsor last year’s Rainbow Top Six because of a congested fixture for the region.
He also said the sponsorship had coincided with the company’s 25th anniversary.
SRNL chairperson Khungikire Matiya applauded Raibow Paints for the donation saying it would go a long way in developing netball not only in the region but also in the country.
“Rainbow Paints have come to our rescue the region that is a stronghold of netball in the country,” Matiya said.
“The national netball team cannot do well if we will do not have a strong league.”
The winners of the league will pocket K600,000, runners-up K300,000, third placed team K200,000 and K150,000 consolations for the fourth placed team.
There will also be media awards for best print, radio, television, online journalist.
To encourage female journalists to cover sports a special award for best female journalist has also been introduced.