The West Coast Fever have confirmed they called in the Australian Federal Police ahead of their trip to New Zealand because of threats against coach Norma Plummer.
The Fever are in New Zealand on a 13-day road trip for their round four and five clashes in the ANZ Championship.
Plummer was threatened by what is believed to be a New Zealand fan last year via a posting on her personal website.
Plummer, who upset many Silver Ferns fans with her comments in the wake of the Fever’s win over the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in Perth last season, alerted Netball WA about the threats.
Netball WA chief executive Simon Taylor said further investigation revealed the individual involved lives in Dunedin where West Coast played against the Southern Steel last Saturday.
Taylor said they contacted the AFP, who worked with their New Zealand counterparts to make sure “appropriate measures” were put in place during their stay there.
The Fever are currently in Tauranga ahead of their clash with the Magic on Sunday.