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Australia outclass South Africa

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 12: Australia is not here to get a sun tan and proved this was true when they outclassed South Africa 73-22 in their pool C game yesterday. Australia built a solid foundation in the first quarter racking up 18 goals to South Africa’s 5, and shutting down hardworking centre Bongiwe Msomi. In the shooting […]

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Kiwi netballers shoot for top

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Friday 7: The New Zealand under 21 netball team arrived on the island in the early hours of Thursday and have already hit the ground running. The team has just one goal to achieve at the World Youth Netball Championships and that is to retain the Millennium Trophy. The Kiwi team won the last championships […]

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CHAMPIONSHIPS FORMAT

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 10 August Opening Ceremony 2.30pm Opening Game Tuesday 11 August to Saturday 15 August Pool Play Sunday 16 August Rest Day for all teams Monday 17 August Quarter finals Tuesday 18 August Semi finals Wednesday 19 August Final play-off for placings 9-12 Thursday 20 August Final matches for placings 1-8 Grand Final and Closing […]

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Malawi debuts today

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 12: Botswana, Malawi and Scotland will play their first games at the World Youth Netball Championships today. Scotland takes on ‘neighbours’ Northern Ireland, while Botswana, which was ranked ninth at the 2005 championships, will play Fiji. Malawi’s senior side surprised most at the 2007 World Netball Championships in Auckland by finishing fifth, so it […]

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Premier rivalry continues in Rarotonga netball comp

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Friday 24: The Takuvaine netball club will play rivals Titikaveka this weekend when the local competition gets underway today. Both the premier sides from these two clubs have shared the silverware over the past decade. Titikaveka is unbeaten this season, and after dishing out a hiding to Takuvaine in the first round, they should go […]

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National netballers step up intensity

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 29: With the local club netball season nearing the end, members of the 2009 Pacific Mini Games netball squad will head into more intense training. Team head coach Mii Maui says that over the past few months, the team has been training with her just once a week as all the team members are […]

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World youth under 21 netball team finalised

Wednesday 22 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 22: National under 21 head coach Teresa Tairi has made her final team selection to play in the World Youth Netball Championships in August. Tairi says she made her final decision based on a number of factors including the general fitness of players, on-court performance, off-court behaviour and the player’s overall contribution to the […]

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Club netball restarts today

Wednesday 22 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Friday 17: The club netball season fires back into action today with the open 1 and open 2 grade matches to be played out today. This week, point’s table leader Titikaveka (1037 points) will face old foes Avatiu in what is surely to be an action packed encounter. That’s because Avatiu on 1020 points only […]

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U21 netballers meet their match

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 15: Both the Cook Islands under 21 squad and the Pacific Mini Games squad have a better understanding of what preparations they need to do before the World Youth Netball Championships in August and the mini games in September. The under 21 team faced the mini games team on Saturday and Monday where the […]

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First game by under 21 netball reps

Wednesday 15 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Thursday 9: The national under 21 training squad will have the first match of their whirlwind Rarotonga tour this afternoon against a selection of top local under 21 players. This will be the first time the public and members of the Cook Islands Netball Association will see the girls in action with team head coach […]

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Netball draw

Wednesday 8 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 6: The two-day Cook Islands Games netball competition starts today with Vaka Takitumu to face Aitutaki first up in the under 21 and open grade category. All games will be held at the Ngatangiia hard courts starting at 4.30pm. The competition will be played in a round robin format and the team with the […]

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Special training for netball bench officials ahead of world youth champs

Wednesday 8 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 6: Netball New Zealand’s Trina Sheridan and Lisa Aull will be holding a week-long netball workshop to upskill bench officials and train new ones. The bench officials workshop is not only to make sure that there will be adequate and skilled bench officials for the upcoming World Youth Netball Championships in August but to […]

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3 tests for under 21 netballers

Wednesday 8 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 6: Our best hopes for future netball glory – the Cook Islands under 21 training squad – will arrive on the island tomorrow for a three-test series against a local under 21 team and the Pacific Mini Games training squad. The team of 13 players and four managers will hit the courts on Tuesday […]

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Netball and league take a break

Wednesday 8 April 2009 | Published in Netball

The local netball and rugby league competition will take a break for two weeks due to the start of the Cook Islands Games this weekend and the Easter celebrations next week. While the normal season will be on hold, netball and league fans will still be able to get out and watch some Cook Islands […]

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Netballers will lap up Edgewater

Wednesday 1 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 30: Luxury, comfort and convenience are all part of the purpose in choosing Rarotonga’s Edgewater Resort as the official accommodators for the World Youth Netball Championships. The organisers are thrilled to have the Edgewater Resort & Spa confirmed as the event hotel. This means that the Edgewater Resort & Spa will accommodate all the […]

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Netball World Youth Championship – Cook Is 2009

Wednesday 1 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 30: Cooks team will showcase during CI Games The draw to determine the pools for the 2009 World Youth Netball Championships was completed at the recent meeting of IFNA, the international netball federation, in Los Angeles. The top four teams – namely New Zealand, Australia, England and Jamaica – were the only seeded teams […]

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Big job ahead after tonight's netball AGM

Wednesday 1 April 2009 | Published in Netball

Thursday 26: Key executive jobs will be confirmed tonight for the big year ahead in hosting the World Youth Netball Championships in August, and the Pacific Mini Games in September-October. The Cook Islands Netball Association is holding its annual general meeting tonight. The meeting will receive a report from the president Margharet Matenga, and will […]

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