Netball coach Glassie off to final trials

Saturday February 20, 2016 Written by Published in Netball

Netball Cook Islands under-21 coach John Glassie is expected to finalise his extended squad by next week.


After the two-day trials which ended on Thursday night at the National Sports Arena in Nikao, Glassie is now attending trials in New Zealand this weekend to finalise his team.

He was pleased with the performance of the players that turned up to the trials in Australia and Rarotonga and expects a similar show in New Zealand. Glassie with the advice from all the selectors, will name a squad of 22 to 24 players for the first camp in April.

Cook Islands U21 will be competing in the Oceania qualifiers to the 2017 Word Youth Netball Championship, in September in Auckland.

“The turnout is much better today (Friday) and I’m pleased with the commitment shown by these players,” Glassie said.

“There are surely some players that will make the national squad from here. I’m also looking at some players for the development squad which will serve as the feeder to the future national teams.”

Glassie also held netball clinics at Nukutere and Tereora College and has earmarked some players for future development.

Netball Cook Islands president PJ Hockin thanked the participants, their parents and the clubs for supporting the trials.

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