Category «Netball»

SPAR PROTEAS IMPRESS IN QUAD SERIES

The SPAR Netball Proteas will leave Australia proudly satisfied that they have made a strong impression on world netball. Despite the England Roses beating the SPAR Proteas 57-44 on Saturday in their final Quad Series game, South Africa have achieved what they set out to do and that is close the gap on the world’s …

SPAR Netball Proteas Continue to Rise and Impress

New Zealand, Hamilton -The SPAR Proteas continued to signal to the netball world that they are on the rise with a tenacious performance against the world No. 2 team, the Silver Ferns, in New Zealand on Wednesday. Although the final score-line was 65-46 in the New Zealanders’ favour, the SPAR Proteas displayed a new confidence …

SPAR NETBALL PROTEAS IMPRESS AGAINST WORLD CHAMPIONS

The SPAR Proteas may have gone down fighting, 68-43, to world netball champions the Australian Diamonds in the opening match of the Netball Quad Series in Auckland today, but their coach Norma Plummer was “absolutely delighted” with the improvement in their performance. Although the Australians gave a clinical display of their superior speed and experience …

SPAR Proteas Well For Netball Quad Series

Auckland, New Zealand – The SPAR Proteas have had a strong hit out against the New Zealand A side in Auckland tonight, ahead of a blockbuster start to the international Netball Quad Series this weekend. SPAR Proteas consultant coach Norma Plummer took the opportunity to play all 12 of her touring players in their first …

Bongi Named Captain of SPAR Proteas

Netball South Africa (NSA) announced on Thursday that KwaZulu Natal captain Bongiwe Msomi will captain the SPAR Proteas on their tour of New Zealand and Australia later this month for the Quad Series. Msomi succeeds Maryka Holtzhausen, who suffered a devastating knee injury during the SPAR national championships in Durban last week. Holtzhausen underwent surgery …

Heartbreak for Holtzhausen, Joy for Lombard

Pretoria, South Africa – Netball South Africa (NSA) confirmed on Tuesday that SPAR Proteas captain Maryka Holtzhausen will miss the Quad series against Australia, New Zealand and England later this month. Holtzhausen tore a ligament in her right knee (ACL) playing for Free State in the SPAR national netball championships in Durban last week.  She …

Spar Netball Championships: Final Results

Senior A section Western Cape 50 Free State 35 Senior B section KZN B1 44 Western Cape 43 Under 21 A section North West 52 Gauteng A1 50 Under 21 B section Gauteng 52 KZN B1 35   Final standings (Senior) A section 1 Western Cape 2 Free State 3 Gauteng One 4 North West …

Free State and Spar Proteas Captain Injured

There was drama on the fourth day of the SPAR national netball championships at the Hoy Park sports centre in Durban on Thursday. Free State and SPAR Proteas captain Maryka Holtzhausen had to be helped off the court with a suspected torn ligament in her right knee midway through the third quarter of Free State’s …

Western Cape Still On Track For Final

Durban,South Africa – Western Cape continued their winning ways on the third day of the SPAR national netball championships at the Hoy Park Sports Centre on Wednesday with victories over two of the top teams, Gauteng One and Free State. Western Cape’s 61-40 win over Gauteng took everyone, including Western Cape, by surprise, as the …

Top Teams Off To A Good Start in SPAR Netball Championships

Defending champions North West got off to a winning start on the opening day of the SPAR national netball championships at the Hoy Park Sports Centre on Monday, beating Gauteng Two by 51 goals to 17. The opening day’s matches were played in windy conditions, which made goal scoring difficult for all the teams.  North …

Netball Prominent Among GSport Award Finalists

Netball featured prominently among the finalists for the SPAR gsport4girls! Awards announced at The Venue in Melrose Arch on Monday. Gauteng Under-21 coach, Dumisani Chauke, who is also assistant coach to the SPAR Baby Proteas, was named as a finalist in two categories – Coach of the Year and Woman of the Year.  In the …

Floods Disrupt Preparations For Spar National Netball Championships

Durban, South Africa – Floods in Durban have disrupted preparations for the SPAR national netball championships, which get under way on Monday August 8. “We were to have played at Hoy Park Netball Centre, but the courts were flooded during the recent heavy rains,” said Netball South Africa chief executive Blanche de la Guerre. “We …

Proteas Clinic Netball Series Against Wales

Durban, South Africa – South Africa clinched the SPAR Challenge international netball series by beating Wales 64-45 in the second Test at the Durban International Convention Centre on Saturday afternoon. The SPAR Proteas won the first Test 63-43 on Friday.  The final Test will be played on Sunday. The Proteas got off to a much …

Erin Burger cleared to take to court

Durban, South Africa – Following a collision with team mate Zanele Vimbela during training on the Monday 30 May 2016, SPAR Protea netball star centre court player Erin Burger found herself concussed. Burger was rushed to medical experts by Netball South Africa who diagnosed a vertically orientated fracture through the left zygomatic bone with two …

Welsh Netball Stars finally arrive in South Africa

Upbeat Welsh netball team delighted and excited to be in Durban, South Africa. Durban, South Africa – Despite it taking the Wales netball team 56 hours to get from London to Durban, on arrival at King Shaka International Airport the Welsh players were upbeat and excited to be in South Africa. Wales, ranked eighth in …

Plummer Happy with SA Netball Team Selection

Durban, South Africa – The coach of the SPAR netball Proteas, Norma Plummer, is a happy woman after a very successful training camp in Durban last week. Plummer, who coached Australia to World Cup gold in 2007 and 2011, is preparing the team for the three-Test SPAR International Challenge against Wales this weekend at Durban’s …

South African can gauge their progress in Wales series

Durban,South Africa – The upcoming SPAR Challenge international netball test series South Africa vs Wales is an ideal opportunity for the Proteas to gauge how far they have come since the Netball World Cup in Sydney last year. The two top 10 world ranked netball nations, South Africa (ranked 5) and Wales (ranked 8) will …

Three new caps in team for Wales Netball Series

Durban, South Africa – There are three new faces in the 14-member SPAR Protea team announced by Netball South Africa for the coming SPAR Challenge international netball series against Wales in Durban later this month. North West Flames shooting partnership, the lanky Sigrid Burger and her shorter goal attack, Renske Stoltz, make their first appearance …

Spar Proteas to Play Test Series against Wales

Durban, South Africa – With the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League done and dusted, the cream of South African netball will be in action again in June, when the SPAR Proteas meet Wales in the three-Test SPAR International Challenge at the ICC in Durban. It will be a real feast of netball, as the three …