South Africa

Spar Proteas aim for more wins at the Quad Series

2017-12-24 06:02
Proteas netball coach Elsie Jordaan. (Elizabeth Sejake)

Johannesburg - The Quad Series presents another chance for the Spar Proteas to give their all against the best netball nations in the world.

So says national team coach Elsie Jordaan.

The players really believe they can win and that is a positive sign, she said.

Selected a squad

“The biggest thing I have seen come out of the Quad Series is that the players suddenly believe in themselves and this is seen in the results.

“So the players are excited and not scared of playing against the top countries any more. They absolutely believe that they are good enough to beat top teams,” Jordaan said.

South Africa defeated England 54-51 for their first win in the second year of the series this year in Invercargill, New Zealand. They came close to beating Australia, the world’s number one team, and New Zealand, positioned at number two.

The Spar Proteas finished at the bottom of the log in the past Quad Series tournament.

Jordaan said she couldn’t wait to get another run at their rivals after selecting a squad of 18 players who will report for a training camp on January 10.

This will be followed by the tournament in London and Johannesburg later in the month.

London will be the host city and the matches will be played at the Copper Box Arena on January 20 and 22.

Not available for selection

Afterwards, the four teams – Australia, defending champions New Zealand, England and South Africa – will come to Johannesburg for the South African leg at the Ellis Park Arena on January 25 and 28.

“This will be the last chance for the players to impress the selectors ahead of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia in April,” the coach said.

Jordaan has included Ziggie Burger and Izette Lubbe, who had been injured.

Rochelle Lawson is the only team member who went to the series in Australia and New Zealand and was not available for selection.

The chosen players were part of the squad groomed and trained by former coach Norma Plummer and her assistant Nicole Cusack.

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