Singapore netball clinches 15th position in world cup

Singapore netball clinches 15th position in world cup
Team Singapore Netball players (from left) Jocelyn Ng, Natalie Long, and Chen Li Li at a training session.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore has finished in the 15th position at the Netball World Cup (NWC).

The team from Singapore won two out of eight matches in the gruelling 10-day NWC2015 campaign.

On opening day, Singapore beat Sri Lanka 56-43 in the opening day match, and again at 59-32 in the 15th/16th placing match.

Head coach Ruth Aitken said: "I think we actually relaxed and play our own game today, which was nice. It was a shame that we didn't do this earlier."

She added that the team may have struggled to establish or execute their game plan in matches against teams they have had very little experience playing with.

"The 4th quarter against Samoa was very disappointing, and the Zambia game, I thought we just didn't fire at all," she said.

"We are fit in Asia but in the other international games, we need to be stronger and to be able to sustain the intensity and knocks a bit more".

Aitken is already looking ahead to the Netball Nations Cup in December and Singapore is looking to tour Botswana in November.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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