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Tuesday 29 August 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Netball, Sports


Ten teams in mix netball competition
Shine on Fiji Mix netball team at the start of the Social Mixed Competition. SUPPLIED / 23082509

Ten teams are competing in the Social Mixed Netball Competition that started at the National Sports Arena a week ago and continues today.

This includes the national Squad who are preparing for two international tournaments - The Nations Cup in Singapore and the Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands in November. 

Netball Cook Islands (NCI) Secretary Tekura Moekaa said it has been a while since they have restarted the Social Mixed Competition post Covid-19.  

“It is usually a Corporate Mixed Competition, however with the growing increase in netball, NCI felt confident to continue momentum and provide a forum for netball to be played outside the Netball Season.”

She said for the mix competition 10 teams are registered - 9 mixed teams and the National Squad. 

“This is three fold, providing a platform for all to participate in netball, game time for the National squad as we build towards both the Nations Cup and Pacific Games and fundraising opportunity for Netball Cook Islands.”

NCI acknowledged all the teams that have registered for the competition

First games started on Tuesday (August 22) where each team played two games a night and will play for the next seven weeks. 

“It was an exhilarating start for the teams, some new to netball and some very experienced. 

“We hope the coming weeks will see our community come and support by watching the games and supporting Netball Cook Islands.”

She added that Netball in Paradise in December would be another option that teams can look forward to entering a team.

Last week’s results

Court 1

National Squad 45 - Pinky 4

15% 19 - MFAI - 15

Brew Crew 22 - Shine on Diamonds 12

15% 22- Pinky 13

MFAI 21- Shine on Diamonds 9

Court 2

Shine on Pearls 20 - Panthers 25

Lipstick Squad 20 - Rehab Rolly Pollies 23

National Squad 20 - Shine on Pearls 20

Rehab Rolly Pollies 34 - Panthers 17

Lipstick 24 - Brew Crew 17