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 Celebrate with us only 200 Days to Go until the Netball World Cup. Coming to Sydney, the first time Australia will be hosting the event in 24 years! #NWC2015 #SeeYouInSydney #200DaysToGo #netball #netballsa #netballsouthafrica #worldcup #netballworldcup
 How excited are you? We know we are. 200 Days to go until the Netball World Cup in Sydney. #NWC2015 #SeeYouInSydney #200DaysToGo #netball #netballsa #netballsouthafrica #worldcup #netballworldcup
 ANNOUNCEMENT: Netball South Africa (NSA) announced on Tuesday the appointment of Bennie Saayman as Head Coach of the SPAR Protea team. She will be assisted by Dr Elsje Jordaan and Martha Mosoahle. Their appointment is with effect from 1 February 2015 till 31 August 2015. They replace Elize Kotze, who resigned as head coach last week, for personal reasons. “We are confident that Ms Saayman would be able to guide the team to a successful Netball World Championships (WNC),” said NSA President Mimi Mthethwa. “She is a mature coach who has been on the same platform before and during her tenure the team was ranked fifth in the world. Ms Saayman was the coach for the Western Cape's Southern Stings, the NPL that won the second division of the Brutal Fruit Netball Cup last year. Her trademark is playing basic netball. It would be important for our team to go back to playing basic netball where all the skills they have acquired in the last three years under the former coach would come in handy to support and strengthen their play. “We had a frank discussion with Ms Saayman to ensure that she and her assistants work as a team. We are happy with how she sees their roles as individual coaches. She was given the opportunity to suggest who she thinks would add value to her game plan; she identified the two assistants.” “I am confident Dr Jordaan would contribute a lot towards the attack aspect of the game while Martha Mosoahle is very good in mid-court and would be instrumental in improving this area of the game,” said Saayman. #netball #netballsa #netballsouthafrica #coach #benniesaayman
 ANNOUNCEMENT: Netball South Africa (NSA) confirmed on Wednesday that it had accepted the resignation for personal reasons of the head coach of the SPAR National team, Elize Kotze. “We had a meeting with the coach on Monday to discuss the team’s preparations for the World Championships in Sydney in August,” said NSA President Mimi Mthethwa. “At that meeting, she read us a letter tendering her resignation. She said she had given the matter much thought and had decided that it was necessary for her to resign.” In her letter of resignation, Kotze said she had experienced a trying time in her life, and for personal reasons beyond her control, had decided to resign as national coach. It is known that Kotze’s son has been critically ill, spending several weeks in intensive care. Kotze said it had been an honour and a privilege to coach the national team. “I am passionate about netball, and have always believed we can compete successfully against the best in the world,” she said. “Their talent is exponential, and I will be behind them all the way.” Kotze was appointed head coach in 2011, and took the Proteas to fifth place in the World Championships in Singapore that year, beating arch-rivals Malawi in the play-off for fifth place. However, the team lost to Malawi in the fifth-place play-off at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year, and dropped back to sixth place in the world rankings. Mthethwa said Kotze’s resignation had come as a shock, but there was still enough time for a new coaching team to prepare the Proteas for the World Championships. “We will have a team of coaches focusing on different aspects. For instance, while our defensive play is outstanding, we need to be more attacking, so we will have a coach who can develop that style of play,” said Mthethwa. “The team of coaches will operate under a head coach, and we expect to make that appointment next week.” “We are very grateful to Elize for her outstanding work with the team,” said Mthethwa. #netball #netballsa #netballsouthafrica #elizekotze #coach