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.
Cook Islands netballers and their supporters mixed and mingled with guests at a special reception hosted by New Zealand High Commissioner Nick Hurley and his wife Christine at Ngatipa on Monday evening.
There will be no love lost when the Cook Islands take on the New Zealand Development squad in the opening match of the historic netball series this afternoon at the National Sports Arena.
Aspiring netball players received a major boost to their dreams of making it big on the courts after receiving free lessons from the members of New Zealand Development and Cook Islands teams yesterday.
It may have looked like a wrong throw of the dice, but Luciana Matenga’s positional change in the Netball in Paradise tournament showdown yesterday almost paid off for the Raro girls.
Some explosive battles between local and visiting teams are set to take the centre stage in the opening day of Netball in Paradise today.