The New Year marks the beginning of the NetGO programme in the Cook Islands as the Pacific Sporting Partnership continues to gain momentum.
Cook Islands middle distance runner Alex Beddoes says his rehabilitation from a serious injury before the 2016 Olympics was responsible for putting him on the path that eventually led to a gold medal in last month’s Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.
Tennis Cook Islands got off to a perfect start to their 2018 season with youngster Jesse “Bumble” Toa achieving a Pacific first in an event in Melbourne, Australia this week.
Weightlifter Philippa Woonton is in Rarotonga for a short holiday before getting back to the grind in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in April.
Tennis Cook Islands’ development programme is expected to reach another level with a strong line up of younger players set to break into the national squad next year.