The Spar Proteas Not Afraid Of Taking On The Best In The World.

PICTURE : Reg Caldec

Norma Plummer head coach of the Spar Proteas said her team is not afraid to tackle New Zealand’s Silver Ferns in the Quad series second leg Thursday.

Addressing the media Yesterday, Plummer said she is very proud of how her team played their last game against Australian Diamonds.

The Australian Diamonds beat the Proteas by 54 goals to 50 and that’s their narrowest winning margin over South Africa.

Plummer said she is proud of her team because it played very well despite the fact that they had little time for preparation.

“So I was a little apprehensive, but about the day before we played, I felt we had got back to where we left off in September. I was blown away by their performance, because they had been training by themselves. It gives you heart as a coach to see that commitment,” Plummer said.

Netball South Africa (NSA) Chief Executive Blanche de la Guerre said NSA welcomed the opportunity to host the Quad Series because it was proof that South Africa was capable of hosting a cup tournament.

“We are very excited that we are sold out for the matches on Sunday,” she said.

SPAR SANZEA Quad Series Program:

Thursday January 25 19:00pm South Africa v New Zealand

Sunday January 28 12:00pm Australia v New Zealand

14:00 pm South Africa v England