Marjorie “Mati” Toru and Romehael “Romey” Rauraa. NCI/23092501/23092502
Marjorie “Mati” Toru and Romehael “Romey” Rauraa have been named as the co-captains for the Cook Islands national netball team set to compete at the Nations Cup in Singapore and the Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands later this year.
Cook Islands and national coach Rima Moeka’a were pleased to announce Toru and Rauraa as
co-captains of the national side.
decision to appoint these two at the helm represents a strategic move that
blends experience with emerging talent, ensuring a formidable force on the
international stage, Netball Cook Islands said in a statement.
a stalwart of the game, boasts an impressive international career with a
remarkable 35 caps to her name.
journey began in the Pacific Nations Cup series in Papua New Guinea back in
2011, and since then, she has become a bedrock of the team’s offense, primarily
taking up the GA (goal attack) position.
wealth of experience, strategic acumen, and unshakeable determination have made
her a guiding force both on and off the court.
a rising star in the netball scene, brings a fresh energy and a unique style of
just two international caps to her name, Rauraa made an indelible mark in her
debut at the World Cup Qualifiers held in Fiji this year against Papua New
Guinea which gave her an insight into the expectations required to
represent the national side.
agility and precision in the current national team’s attack,
particularly in feeding, showcases a promising talent set to blossom in
the years to come.
netball coach Rima Moeka’a said: “Mati and Romey’s partnership exemplifies the
strength and diversity of our team. Mati’s seasoned expertise and Romey’s
emerging talent create a powerful synergy that will undoubtedly drive us in the
team is now preparing for the Nations Cup in Singapore and the Pacific Games in
the Solomon Islands later this year.
assist the team in these games, the national team will be doing a runathon
fundraiser on Saturday, September 30 and would urge clubs and community to show
their support for the team. All the funds raised will get them to the
Cook Islands also thanks their sponsors for their generous donations and