Proteas need coach full time
VETERAN netball coach Elize Kotze says she won't do justice to the Spar Proteas by accepting the job to guide them on a part-time basis.
Netball South Africa's executive committee appointed Kotze caretaker coach until the end of the tour to Jamaica in June last week. This is the second time she is at the helm of the Proteas, who are ranked No7 in the world.
"Coaching the Spar Proteas is a very serious job with a huge responsibility. What I told NSA is that if I accept the job (permanently), I have to do the best," Kotze said yesterday.
"The plan is to take the team well inside the top four in terms of rankings in the world. But we need to be professional in our approach.
"Lack of support for netball is something I'm not happy with. It is not only about having a full-time coach - we must also take care of the netball players. I have a business of my own, last year I was out of the country for three months.
"There was no income. The players also lose income representing their country. Students repeat classes because of netball commitments.
"It will be wise to take experienced players to Jamaica, who are ranked No1 in the world. We are planning a camp from May 11 to 13. There will be another one before going to Jamaica."