Netball season off to a good start

Monday March 20, 2017 Written by Published in Netball
Titikaveka won the premier netball title in the Rarotonga competition last year. 17031713 Titikaveka won the premier netball title in the Rarotonga competition last year. 17031713

The Rarotonga Netball Club competition kicked off this week with anticipation of an improved performance from the participating clubs this season.


The opening round of the competition was held on Wednesday in the Open 1 and Open 2 grades.

Avatiu and Tupapa won their matches in the Open 2 while Arorangi, Avatiu and Tupapa made perfect start in Open 1 grade.

Today, the opening round of premier matches between Titikaveka and Arorangi and Takuvaine and Avatiu will be held at the Bluesky Sports Arena in Nikao.

There will be also matches held in the age group and reserves grades.

Competition co-ordinator Matangaro Maxwell said the 2017 season would run for eight weeks which includes five weeks of preliminary rounds followed by knockouts, semifinals and the grand finals on May 13.

“We are expecting a good competition and expect a higher level of play from the players who played in the Rising Stars Netball Competition last year,” Maxwell said.

“At the moment it will be hard to predict who will take the crown from the Titikaveka premier grade but anything can happen during the round games.

“All clubs are all looking forward to their games this weekend.”

In the premier grade last year, Titikaveka finished on top followed by Arorangi, Takuvaine, Avatiu, Tupapa and Ngatangiia.



Open 2: Takuvaine 17 Avatiu 27, Tupapa (WBD) Ngatangiia, Titikaveka – Bye; Open 1: Titikaveka 27 Arorangi 32, Takuvaine 23 Avatiu 27, Tupapa 31 Ngatangiia 25


Titikaveka-Arorangi at BSA – 11am 8U Tit-Aro, 11.30am 10U Tit-Aro, 12pm 12U Tit-Aro, 12.35pm 14U Tit-Aro, 1.25pm17U Tit-Aro, 2.25pm Reserves Tit-Aro, 3.25pm Premier Tit-Aro; Takuvaine-Avatiu at BSA – 11am 8U Tak-Ava, 11.30am 10U Tak-Ava, 12pm 12U Tak-Ava, 12.35pm 14U Tak-Ava, 1.25pm 17U Tak-Ava, 2.25pm Res Tak-Ava, 3.25pm Prem Tak-Ava; Tupapa-Ngatangiia at Tupapa Netball Court – 11am 8U Tup-Nga     ,11.30am 10U Tup-Nga, 12pm 12U Tup-Nga, 12.35pm 14U Tup-Nga, 1.25pm 17U Tup-Nga, 2.25pm Res Tup-Nga, Tupapa Premier – Bye.

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