The South African Proteas Netball team is already preparing for life after coach Norma Plummer.

The Australian-born coach is expected to leave the Proteas after the World Cup in Liverpool, England next month.

She joined the Proteas in 2015 and the team has improved in leaps and bounds under her guidance. Plummer says she has seen the growth in the country.

Captain Bongi Msomi is expected to play a vital role for the team in their quest to earn a medal at a global showpiece.

She is one of the many players who are plying her trade overseas. She acknowledged the great work Plummer has done for the team.

The Proteas will be gunning for a medal at the world cup that will commence from the 12 – 21 July.

The last time the Proteas earned a medal was in 1995 at the world cup when they finished second to Australia in England.

Australia won the tournament four years ago on home soil, but Plummer does not believe they will be favourites this time.

The Proteas are ranked fifth in the world behind Australia, New Zealand, England and Jamaica.

They did well in the Quad series featuring the top three teams, when they beat England and lost in extra time to New Zealand in one of the matches. Msomi is confident they will do well at the World Cup. – Report by Vincent Sitsula