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Thursday 1 December 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Netball, Sports
Netball players from a past Netball in Paradise tournament battle it out at the Arorangi Courts. 21071318
Netball in Paradise includes age grade divisions for players
13 years and under, 15 years and under, and 17 years and under.
Netball Cook Islands secretary Tekura Moekaa said competition
takes place between 2-8 December.
Moekaa said the competition is moving east on Rarotonga this
year, where Ngatangiia/Matavera will play host.
Ten teams are arriving from overseas this week across three
categories, U13, Social Women and Open Mixed, with some local teams joining in
There will be pool matches then play offs.
“This is a great number of teams from overseas since the
closing of the borders in 2019/20,” Moekaa said.
The tournament returned in 2021 after a year of absence from
“This event has always been popular since its inception and
is organised in collaboration with Destination Management Cook Islands.
“In recent years we still managed to run the competition
with local teams.”
She said at least 100 people including players, officials
and spectators are expected.
Games start on Saturday, with an opening from 9am.