Cook Islands Netball Squad and Panthers players after the Social Mixed Netball Tournament final on Tuesday at the National Sports Arena in Nikao. REHAB RAROTONGA/23100515
Netball Cook Islands’ Social Mixed Netball Tournament ended this week with Panthers claiming the top prize.
competition, which was used to prepare the Cook Islands team for the upcoming
Nations Cup and Pacific Games, saw an intense battle between the National Squad
and Panthers in the final on Tuesday night.
National Squad won the match but the title went to the Panthers.
Cook Islands secretary Tekura Moekaa said it was an exhilarating
semifinal and final.
the 10 teams, four progressed to the semifinals – National Squad, Rehab Rolly
Pollies, Shine on Fiji Pearls and the Panthers.
said the National Squad found it hard to settle, but found their feet in the
final quarters while it was a close tussle between Shine on Fiji and Rehab
Rolly Pollies with goals seesawing between the two.
said the final was between National Squad and the Tupa Tupa led Panthers which
provided a great challenge for the national players.
kept structure on the scoreboard taking the match.”
said Netball Cook Islands would like to thank CIPs, Rehab, Raro Brewery,
Vodafone and CITC for their kind support and donations for the prizes.
National Squad co-captains thanked the teams that entered the competition and
those who supported the squad as this was a fundraising opportunity where fees
went to the Cook Islands team.
on behalf of the management team and NCI thank you to our families and those
who have donated generously. We still have a long way to go with getting
our team match fit and on the plane to the competition so we thank you for your
support in advance,” Moekaa added.