Five Star Performance as Spar Proteas Complete UK Tour

by | Oct 25, 2021

Spar Proteas completed five wins on tour this weekend, winning 60-38 over Wales on Sunday, 24 October 2021. 

The South Africans have put up stellar performances against Ireland, Scottish Thistles, Northern Ireland Warriors and Wales. 

Speaking on the series, coach Dorette Badenhorst says: “The key takes for us from this tournament was seeing which players can cope under difficult circumstances and out of their comfort zones. 

“It was really hard out there, especially mentally when they are away from home for a very long time and with Covid and all the testing, it plays a huge role in preparations,” she added. 

“So, on court we definitely looked at different combinations, who can stick to a game plan, who’s taking responsibility on court. It was very important that we got time to get on court and play in different units. Off court, we worked on our team culture, communication, goals and coping with different personalities.” 

The team will return to home soil on 28 October.

 

Spar Proteas International Friendly Tour Results:
16 October: South Africa 101 Ireland 7
17 October: South Africa 96 Ireland 8
22 October: South Africa 60 Scottish Thistles 37
23 October: South Africa 125 Northern Ireland Warriors 43
24 October: South Africa 60 Wales 38

 

Spar Proteas Squad: 

Defence:
Phumza Maweni
Boitumelo Mahloko
Karla Pretorius
Simoné Rabie
Monique Reyneke

Mid-Court:
Bongiwe Msomi (c)
Refiloe Nketsa
Tshinakaho Mdau
Izette Griesel
Khanyisa Chawane

Shooters:
Ine-Marí Venter
Lefebré Rademan
Sigi Burger
Elmeré van der Berg
Jessica du Plessis

 

Photo 1 Caption: Spar Proteas completed five wins on tour this weekend, winning 60-38 over Wales on Sunday, 24 October 2021. Photo: Netball SA (Twitter)

 

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