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How they rank now

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 10: These are the current world junior rankings after the 2005 World Youth Netball Championships in Florida. But it will all change over the next 10 days. Teams listed but not attending these championships are: Canada, St Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda and Bermuda. Teams not ranked in the top 20 or without a ranking […]

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Training romp tonight

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Thursday 6: The Cook Islands Pacific Mini Games netball squad will play a training match against the visiting South Africa under 21 squad tonight. The game will be a great opportunity for South Africa to warm up before the World Youth Netball Championships, which starts on Monday, while the local girls will be looking forward […]

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Grand opening at 1pm

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 10: It’s the grand opening today – with christening of the new venue and launching of WYNC 2010. The World Youth Netball Championships will be officially opened today at the Telecom Sports Arena in Nikao. The short opening ceremony will start at 1pm with the doors to the arena to open at 12pm for […]

Netball

Cooks on home turf, aiming for top 8

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Thursday 6: The Cook Islands under 21 netball team arrived into the arms of waiting families and friends on Tuesday evening led by head coach Teresa Tairi. The 13 squad members were excited to finally be back on the island and to kick start their World Youth Netball Championship campaign. Upon arrival, a special presentation […]

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Spectacular action

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 10: Spectacular netball games will be seen at the Telecom Sports Arena over the next 10 days as 20 teams vie for junior netball supremacy in the World Youth Netball Championships. “This is history in the making,” says Cook Islands Netball Association president and former Silver Fern Margharet Matenga. “We are going to be […]

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Adopted countries feel the love

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Sports

Saturday 8: Our children are paving the way by coming to the airport all hours to welcome our participants for the WYNC and it just adds that extra touch to all the hard work by all those involved in making these championships a success story from day one. Titikaveka College came out to meet their […]

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South Africans warm up – play tonight

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Thursday 6: Playing every game likes it’s a finals match is the South Africa under 21 team’s plan of attack for the World Youth Netball Championships. The team arrived on the island on Tuesday afternoon to a huge group of cheering Tereora College students who are South Africa’s cheer squad. Head coach Dudu Msane told […]

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Home town pride on the line

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 10: ALL EYES will be on centre court at the Telecom Sports Arena today when the Cook Islands and Wales take to the floor for the opening World Youth Netball Championships game. On paper, the two teams are evenly matched with the Cooks ranked 9th and Wales 10th. But Cook Islands coach Teresa Tairi […]

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St Jo's kids welcome the Aussies

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Sports

Saturday 8: Over 40 ei were made by the parents and teachers of St Joseph’s School and not only were there enough for the Australian team but the children gladly shared them out with the New Zealand team as well. The children sang ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the Australian team members made their way out of […]

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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Results for Tuesday 11 August Game No. Pool Team name Team name 1 Pool B Cook Islands 43 Wales 37 2 Pool D Jamaica 109 USA 11 3 Pool D PNG 23 Singapore 61 4 Pool C Australia 73 South Africa 22 5 Pool C Fiji 57 Samoa 43 6 Pool B England 110 Vanuatu […]

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Wear your I.D.

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Sports

Saturday 8: On the eve of the World Youth Netball Competition happening, WYNC and PMG09 Security Coordinator Tearoa Tini Snr is emphatic that only people with officially recognised identification will be allowed into or near the Telecom Sports Arena. Security will be supported by the Cook Islands Police headed by Inspector Tere Patia. Their role […]

Sports

Draw - TODAY AND TOMORROW

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Netball

Soo so excited!

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 12: Anna Soo beams with delight after her Singapore team won its first game 61-23 against Papua New Guinea yesterday. Anna plays wing defence and has been playing netball for 10 years. She is very excited about being in the Cook Islands and at her first ever World Youth Netball Championships.

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A lot at stake!

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Sports

Saturday 8: Kia Orana Tatou and welcome to what’s left of me after a very, very busy week indeed. The World Youth Netball Championships are two days away from the first whistle, where we will see our very own Cook Islands maidens take on the might of Wales. I hope you all have tickets for […]

Sports

Strong CI show against Malaysia

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 12: Cook Islands under 21 netball coach Teresa Tairi showed that she had depth in her squad with new combinations taking to the court against Malaysia last night. The Cooks started and ended strongly to take the match out 70-36, with shooters Memory Tangimetua and Chrystalla Neophitou working well together in the circle. Once […]

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Veteran NZ boxing expert lends a hand

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Sports

Saturday 8: Veteran New Zealand boxing official Keith Walker will add another signpost in his long career as a technical officer at the Pacific Mini Games next month. His main role will be to monitor the performances of the referees. He arrives this weekend for meetings with Boxing Cook Islands who want him to bring […]

Sports

Jamaica shares the love

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Tuesday 11: Jamaica’s under 21 netball team spent yesterday morning dancing island style with their adopted school Avarua Primary School. A team spokesperson said that they were at the school to ‘share the love’ after the school put on a welcome fit for a Queen at the airport for the team on Friday afternoon. The […]

Netball

Turts tops at WYNC

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 12: Turts the Onu – the World Youth Netball Championships mascot – is a hot seller at the new Turtles Sportswear store in the foyer of the Telecom Sports Arena. Turtles is the official merchandiser for the under 21 netball championship with a large range of WYNC branded products in store for supporters. Store […]

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What's in the Telecom Sports Arena

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Sports

Saturday 8: Seat extensions Indoor ‘outdoor’ seating at a sporting event is an experience that Cook Islanders and visitors will simply like or hate. However, the designers have tried their best to give the spectators a full visual of what will happen on court inside the Telecom Sports Arena. For the World Youth Netball Championship, […]

Sports

Team CIs - Pep TALK

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Sports

Saturday 8: Team Cook Islands chef de mission General George George is on a mission. Give it 100% Because my reign as Team Cook Islands chef de mission is for a four-year period, my main role is to make sure our young athletes are being developed. So today I give 100 percent support to our […]

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