After an energetic start of the Netball in Paradise yesterday, competition is expected to get intense in day two today. Teams will be battling tooth and nail to vie for top spot in the annual event held at the National Sports Arena in Nikao. Social ladies, under-13s, mixed and open ladies took to the courts in the opening rounds of the tournament yesterday.
Netball’s struggle to keep up with the pace of other sports will come to fore in the Netball in Paradise event which starts tomorrow at the National Sports Arena.
Ngere Puia-Fraser, Teautoa Peua and Luciana Matenga recently returned from umpiring at the Upper North Island Secondary Schools Netball Tournament (UNISS) in Hamilton, New Zealand.
No-shows by some netball teams in the Netball in Paradise tournament meant players had to adapt quickly to the modified fast-five version of the game.
Physical and fun netball games are being played at the Telecom Sports Arena for the Netball in Paradise tournament running up until next Tuesday.
Three hundred netballers are on the island for the end of year Netball in Paradise event opening this morning at the Telecom Sports Arena.
While the exciting premier netball game between Titikaveka and Takuvaine wrapped up Saturday’s grand final games – it was the babes that really brought the netball fever and excitement to the courts.