Category «Netball»

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 …