Former Protea player Irene Van Dyk proves too strong for South Africa’s Adele Niemand, in the SPAR Proteas first match of the Quad Series on Sunday. Photo: Courtesy Netball Australia
‘Biggest Challenge’ Quad Series featuring @SPARProteasNetballTeam vs hosts New Zealand and Australia and also including England to be televised on pay-channel Supersport
World numbers 1, 2 and 3 on the cards as the Proteas prepare to depart for their toughest assignment of 2012, the Quad Series in Australia and New Zealand also featuring England
Being invited to take on world-leading netball teams Australia, New Zealand and England in October’s Quad Series, in Australia and New Zealand, is proof that Netball SA is making progress in establishing itself as a top contender for world stakes, according to national coach Elize Kotze
Netball SA Director of Selectors, Christine du Preez, views Malawi as the SPAR Proteas’ sternest challenge in the upcoming Diamond League also featuring Botswana and Zambia, as the hosts looks to regain the world no. 5-ranked spot in the world
Northern Ireland close gap but the Spar SA Netball team worked hard to win third test 58-52, and the Spar Challenge Test series 3-0, in Cape Town on Wednesday evening.
Experience key in Netball squad for 3-test Jamaica tour
The star studded defending champions were the team of the day in the second day of the SPAR National Netball Championships at the Bellville Velodrome. Gauteng North beat Griqualand West by a whopping 34 goals, taking the match 61 – 27.
Although the unbeaten Lightning Roses from Bloemfontein will go into the second semi-final of the Netball Grand Series as the outright favourites on Saturday, the fourth-placed team on the log, Black Diamonds, have the ability to ensure an intriguing semi and even cause an upset if they hit their straps.