Under-17 netball team loses at Netball Quad Series

29 Jan 2017 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 29 JAN (NAMPA) – Namibia’s Under-17 national netball team lost their final game 38-46 against the South Africa Schools Under-17 team during the 2017 Netball Quad Series in Durban, South Africa on Sunday.
The netball challenge is an iconic event in African netball, which sees the world's top four netball teams compete against each other.
This competition sees South Africa's Spar Proteas, the England Roses, New Zealand's Silver Ferns and the Australian Diamonds battle to be crowned champions as part of the Vitality Netball International Series.
The Namibian team is an invitational team at this year’s challenge competing in the youth category against U-17 teams from South Africa.
Namibia was invited to the competition after winning gold at the Confederation of Schools Sport Associations of Southern Africa Ball Games that was held in Botswana in 2016.
The Namibian girls played three games with their South African counterparts and lost all three games.
The first match of the series between the two teams was played on 27 January and the Namibians lost by just two points as it was a close encounter.
The score in their opening match was 40-42 in favour of the South Africans.
The girls also lost their second match in the series against the same team on Saturday 37-51.
The team is expected to travel back to Namibia on Monday.