Although the results were not available at the time of the print, Whangaruru, who were going for their third consecutive title win against Smash, was seen as the match of the day for the ladies’ final.
Meanwhile, Anguna Adopts squared off against the Sparxs1 in the mixed finals, as KBJ and Raro Redy both vied for the title in the social ladies’ match.
Netball Cook Islands (NCI) president PJ Hockin was delighted with the success of the tournament, both on and off the court.
“Destination Management Cook Islands has once again pulled together another fantastic year of enquiries and sponsorship, and turned Netball in Paradise 2017 into its biggest week of fun Netball yet,” Hockin said.
“Positive feedback from teams is that, not only do they want to return but they’re bringing back more than one team and most want more games per day, especially in the age-group divisions.”
She said the exposure had been great for the younger local players, who had been able to fill in for teams that needed to make up numbers.
Next year, NCI hopes to have more school teams taking part if they can work around end-of-year school activities.