Netball South Africa (NSA) announced their SPAR Protea team to take on Australia and England in the upcoming Quad Series to be staged in Durban.
Selection consistency a key to success for Coach Plummer in SPAR Protea squad
The world’s top three ranked netball nations namely the Diamonds (Australia), Silver Ferns (New Zealand) and Roses (England) will be traveling to Durban at the end of January for the third leg of the SANZEA Quad Series, which includes world number-five ranked SPAR Proteas (South Africa).
The Durban International Convention Centre will host the netball extravaganza. On Saturday 28 January the world’s top two netball powerhouses, Australia and New Zealand do battle at 15h00 followed by South Africa vs England at 17h00. Then on Tuesday 31 January at 19h00 South Africa vs Australia.
The first two legs of the inaugural Quad Series were played in New Zealand and Australia in August/September last year.
The Quad Series then moves to England early February where South Africa are scheduled to play New Zealand on Sunday 5th February.
Norma Plummer is head coach assisted by Nicole Cusack. Nisha Rupnarain is team manager. Nande Mjajubana is the team physiotherapist with Christy Mullender the team video analyst.
Dumisani Chauke named to SPAR Proteas coaching staff for Quad Series
NSA in line with their commitment to developing local coaching talent announced that Dumisani Chauke would join the SPAR Proteas squad and be mentored by Plummer, and would sit with the coaching staff on the bench.
Chauke, a former SPAR Protea goal shooter, recently had a successful run as assistant coach of the SPAR Baby Protea under 21 side.
Plummer said that the Quad Series was an important part of her overall long term programme of the Proteas. “As we go forward into 2017 I am looking for the Proteas to keep building on what we have achieved and not to take a backward step, and to strongly challenge every team we play.”
The SPAR Proteas will jet into Durban on 18 January for a training camp ahead of the Quad Series.
Tickets for the Quad Series are available at Computicket outlets or online at www.computicket.co.za
The SPAR Protea Team:
Vanes Marie du Toit
Bongi Msomi (Captain)
Photo 1 caption: Netball South Africa head coach Norma Plummer announced the SPAR Protea team to take on Australia and England in the upcoming Quad Series to be staged in Durban. Photo: Reg Caldecott
Photo 2 caption: Bongi Msomi has been announced as the team captain for the series. Photo: Reg Caldecott
With editing by gsport