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Meyer happy with team’s performance against Samoa

todayJune 11, 2024 12

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Senior national women’s netball team head coach, Julene Meyer, says that participating in the Pacific Netball Series in Brisbane, Australia will aid in the team’s development.
The Pacific Netball Series, hosted by Netball Australia, is an international tournament that offers teams from Australia, the Pacific, and other regions the chance to compete for world-ranking points.
The senior national netball team, known as the Debmarine Desert Jewels, lost their opening match at the Pacific Netball Series 47-55 against Samoa on Monday.
In an interview shared with Nampa by Netball Namibia on Monday, coach Meyer expressed her satisfaction with the team’s performance, saying the girls played competitively, winning one quarter and drawing another. “We should remember that this is the first time the girls are exposed to the island style of play which is the global style. Therefore, participating in this competition will provide the team with valuable learning experiences and help us grow,” she said.
Meyer added that the game against Samoa showed them where they need to improve as a team.
“We need to improve our centre pass conversion and address congestion in our attacking play. Our defence also struggled to win play and the need for overall consistency. The team will focus on learning from these challenges and continue to improve our game,” Meyer said.
The coach stated that all players are in good health and looking forward to their next fixture at the competition against Tonga, who are ranked eighth in the world on Tuesday at 11:00 am Namibia time.
Meanwhile, team captain Anna Kaspar called on the nation to continue supporting the team during the competition.
“We had a setback on Monday, but it hasn’t discouraged us. We made a few mistakes, and we are ready to correct them. We hope you’ll continue to believe in us because we have faith in our training and abilities, and we aim to make the nation proud,” she said.


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