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.
The three Cook Islands girls on sports scholarship with the Auckland-based One Tree Hill College have been recognised for their grand effort at the school’s sports awards this week.
Former Tupapa shooter Anania Piri led her One Tree Hill College premier netball side to victory in the recent Regional Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) Finals in Hamilton, New Zealand.