Cook Islands netball coach Dale Atkinson and manager Mandy Souchon are in the country on a mission to spread the gospel of the sport here.
Despite a courageous come-back that should make every national netball supporter proud, the Cook Islands netball team were bitterly disappointed at their 48-50 loss to host Papua New Guinea.
The element of surprise is what national netball captain Luciana Matenga was banking on to get her team across the line against their toughest opponents Fiji on last night.
A first-up 70-38 win for the Cook Islands Black Pearls national netball team has given the side a good indication of how they will go at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.
AVARUA made a double scoop after winning the netball title in the Rarotonga Primary Schools tournament at Raemaru Park in Arorangi on Wednesday.