Cape Town - The Proteas are looking forward to Saturday’s opening day of the
2017/18 SANZEA Netball Quad Series involving Australia, England, New
Zealand - and South Africa - on Saturday.
According to the SASCOC website, after an intensive training camp on the Gold Coast in Queensland, the Proteas have moved to Brisbane for the opening matches.
They will play the New Zealand Silver Ferns in the second match of
the day at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, after the match between
the Australian Diamonds and the England Roses.
It will be the Proteas’ first match under their new head coach,
former Proteas captain Elsje Jordaan.
However, former head coach Norma
Plummer and her assistant Nicole Cusack will be mentoring Jordaan, who
says she is very happy that they will be alongside her.
‘I worked with them in 2015, and I enjoyed it. I get along very well
with both of them,’ said Jordaan.
‘It’s not about doing anything
different, it’s about continuing the very good work they have done with
the team,’ she said.
‘It’s quite a safety net to have the two of them still around to
mentor me and assist me. It also makes the players feel safe - that the
handover will be smooth and they won’t have to start the process all
The SPAR Proteas have been at a training camp on the Gold Coast,
venue for next year’s Commonwealth Games. The coaching team has put them
through their paces and the players have had time to get over their jet
lag and focus on what they need to do.
The matches will be shown live on Supersport 10 from 06:45 (SA time) on Saturday.