Marcia Hardcastle

Netball Samoa to focus on youth

The Samoans achieved their aim of a top ten finish, improving on their World Ranking of 13th.

Marcia Hardcastle says there is no Pacific Series scheduled until 2017 so her focus will be on the next generation.

Samoa upbeat after top ten finish at Netball World Cup

The Samoans were beaten by Trinidad and Tobago in the playoff for ninth place yesterday, having stunned Pacific rivals Fiji a day earlier.

Marcia Hardcastle says that result meant a lot against a team that had got the better of them in the Oceania Series in January and at last month's Pacific Games.

Samoa netballers look to Jamaica clash

Samoa arrive in Sydney on Wednesday and will have one training session before playing a warm-up game against Uganda the following day.

Samoa, who are currently ranked 13th, are expecting a tough encounter against the Jamaicans.

The coach Marcia Hardcastle says Caribbean teams tend to play an aerial style but is expecting them to look a little different now they have former Australian coach Jill McIntosh in charge