The Netball Cook Islands team ground out a 54-51 win over a tough Papua New Guinea side to claim their first win in the opening round of the 2018 Oceania Qualifiers in Auckland on Monday night.
As the Rarotonga-based members of the Cook Islands national team depart to compete in the 2018 Oceania Qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup, they leave confident that they have put in the necessary work to achieve their goals.
The Cook Islands contingent of the national netball squad that will feature at the World Cup qualifiers in Auckland next week, will leave Rarotonga today.
The Netball Cook Islands (NCI) national squad gathered in Auckland, New Zealand on the weekend of March 10-12 for their three-day camp leading into World Oceania Qualifiers to be held in Auckland 17-21 April.
Mii Maui has been announced as the new president of Netball Cook Islands, taking over in one of the most important years for the sporting code in recent memory.