JOHANNESBURG – The Proteas highlighted their rise in the global netball ranks, finishing among the top four nations at the World Cup in Liverpool.
They suffered a comprehensive 58-41 defeat to England’s Roses in their bronze-medal match but bowed out with their heads held high.
It was South Africa’s best result at the global showpiece in 24 years, confirming their status as one of the top netball nations on the planet.
The tournament confirmed the rise of South African players’ stocks on the global stage with wing defence Karla Pretorius being named Player of the 2019 Netball World Cup. She follows in the footsteps of the centre Erin Burger, who earned the accolade eight years ago in Singapore.
“I feel very honoured to have been named the best player of the World Cup,” Pretorius said.