Ngatangiia revives netball interest

Tuesday April 11, 2017 Written by Published in Netball
Members of the Ngatangiia Netball Club reserves team is hoping to graduate to premier division next year. 17041069 Members of the Ngatangiia Netball Club reserves team is hoping to graduate to premier division next year. 17041069

The Ngatangiia Netball Club is defying all odds in their drive to revive netball in their village.

 

Participating in the Rarotonga Netball Club competition after a lapse of two years, the side is hoping to get the momentum going with its age group and the senior teams.

While their junior teams (U8, U10, U12 and U14) have had a good start to their season with the support from sponsors Mat Man, it’s the senior side which is struggling to stamp its mark.

The reserves team which is the only senior side from Ngatangiia competing in the weekly league is without a proper uniform, donning their cricket jumper in the competition.

But that has not deterred the club from achieving its goal – fielding a premier team in next year’s competition.

“The interest of netball within our club has gone down because of too many codes. I think the girls prefer sport that’s more exciting and more organised,” Ngatangiia Netball Club veteran June George said.

“It’s been hard for the senior team. The juniors have been really awesome with the Mat Man supporting them. But with the seniors, we need some support. We are calling on the community to come together and help us develop netball in Ngatangiia.”

George said the teams were settling well in the early rounds of the competition, recording some mixed results.

“Our aim is to get the girls together and keep them for next year and the years to come,” she said.

“We would like to field a premier team next year and for that we need the support of our people. We thank all those who have helped us reach this far.”

Meanwhile CI News was yet to receive the results of last week’s matches when this edition went to print yesterday.

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