Spirit of Netball Award
Member of the Order of Australia
Inducted into Australian Netball Hall of Fame

Positions Played



24th November, 1944



Place of Birth

Carlton, Victoria


1975; 1978

Test Debut

23rd August, 1975




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.

After stepping down from the national job, Plummer took over as coach of West Coast Fever in the ANZ Championship and held that role for three years.

On Australia Day in 2013 Plummer was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to the sport.

In 2015, Plummer coached South Africa at the Netball World Cup in Sydney where the Proteas finished fifth.

She was inducted into the Australian Netball Hall of Fame in 2015.