Norma Plummer made her international debut as part of Australia’s 1975 Netball World Cup winning team and would later serve four Tests as national captain. She was also playing coach of the Melbourne Netball Club and Victorian state team.
When her playing career ended, Plummer turned her attention to coaching and carved out an outstanding career at both domestic and international level.
She was Australian coach between 2004 and 2011, winning 67 of her 89 Tests in charge and leading the team to the Netball World Cup titles in 2007 and 2011.
Plummer was the foundation coach of the Melbourne Phoenix in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy, leading the team to the inaugural title in 1997.
Between 1995 and 2003 Plummer was coach of the Australian 21/U program where she had a remarkable record that included winning back-to-back world titles in 1996 and 2000. Crucially, she is credited for helping to develop some of Australia’s modern day greats.
In 2015, Plummer coached South Africa at the Netball World Cup in Sydney where the Proteas finished fifth.
2011 Spirit of Netball Award
2013 Member of the Order of Australia
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