Wednesday, February 19

Netball in Paradise another sporting success

Long time since my last posting but I've been busy, was in New Zealand for a couple of weeks and, well, time goes fast when you're having fun.

It's a while ago now but the second Netball in Paradise tournament, from 1 - 7 December 2013, was another Cook Islands sporting success.

Six divisions, 13U, 15U, 17U, Open Competitive, Open Social and Mixed, meant Rarotonga was host to large numbers of netball enthusiasts - about six hundred I believe. Over the four days of play the TCI sports arena saw plenty of exciting action as well as lots of fun.

According to Cook Islands News (here) 32 teams took part in this fantastic week of netball.

Under 13: Cook Islands Griffins Cookies national team
Under 15: Visiting New Zealand Maori team Tuwharetoa
Under 17: Cook Islands Powerade Blasters under 17 national netball team
Open Competitive: Cook Islands Pearls national netball team
Open Social: Team Kaipara
Mixed: Family Ties took out the highly contested mixed division.

Plans are already underway for the 2014 competition. More details here.

For phot0s of the tournament check the Netball Cook Islands Facebook page here.