THE COOK ISLANDS netball under-21 side is gearing well for the 2016 Oceania Netball World Youth Cup Qualifiers set for September 26 to 29 in North Harbour, Auckland.
Arorangi overcame Takuvaine in the Rarotonga Netball Club competition semi-final over the weekend to book its place in the premier showdown against the undefeated Titikaveka.
Defending premier netball champions Titikaveka remains on track of a successful title defence after a winning start to their 2016 campaign in the Rarotonga Netball Club competition.
Netball Cook Islands under-21 coach John Glassie will hold trials this coming month in preparation for the Oceania qualifiers to the 2017 World Youth Netball Championship in Botswana.
New Zealand Development’s massive win may seem like another disastrous show by the Cook Islands, but there were moments of brilliance from the home side in the final match of the netball series on Wednesday afternoon.
The Cook Islands Black Pearls side had to dig deep to remain in the battle in the opening leg of the netball series at the National Sports Arena on Tuesday night.