A hero’s welcome home

Monday July 22, 2019 Written by Published in Netball
A hero’s welcome home

An injured Ashleigh Iro was greeted by a family member as she was wheeled out of the Rarotonga International Airport arrival lounge by mum Tina.


Ashleigh was part of the Cook Islands netball team who won the Pacific Games gold medal after a lapse of 28 years.

Cook Islands managed 18 medals – five gold, five silver and eight bronze medals – from the Games which ended over the weekend in Samoa. 

Read more: Editorial: An emotional return for athletes


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