Malaysia’s Chef-de Mission (CDM) to the 2017 SEA Games Datuk Marina Chin is confident of the national netball team performing well at the biannual multi-sport event to be held from Aug 19 to 31.
This, she said, was based on the squad’s high spirit and current performance.
“Based on reports, their fitness level have improved, so I am confident they will perform well,” she told reporters after visiting the venue for the squad’s training at the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) here today.
The squad emerged as champion at the Asian Netball Championship 2016 held in August last year, while at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, the team won the silver medal after losing by a narrow three points to the host team.
Meanwhile, the national netball team chief coach, Tracey Robinson, said she was satisfied with the squad current performance.
“We are in the second phase at the moment, the first phase was about increasing their strength and conditions in which they have really improved, and they are looking stronger.
“I am feeling quite confident at this stage, but anything can happen, so we will do everything in our preparation and try to be as strong as possible before the SEA Games,” she added. — Bernama