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Aussies here to claim first spot

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Friday 7: The Australian under 21 netball team couldn’t believe they were being welcomed at Rarotonga airport on Thursday morning to the sounds of ‘Waltzing Matilda’. The team was thrilled with the singing of St Joseph’s Primary School student who ventured out to the airport at 1am to meet the team off the plane. The […]

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Drumbeats fire Jamaican flair

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 10: Jamaica’s goal shooter Romelda Aiken is probably the most well known netballer on the rock – and is already hailed as one of the world’s best netballers. Aiken, 21, debuted for the Jamaica national team in 2005 at just 16. The six-foot four-inch shooter rose to international fame at the 2007 Netball World […]

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Fiji win Pacific duel

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 12: Fiji won the battle of the Pacific at the World Youth Netball Championships with a gritty 57-43 win over Samoa yesterday. The Fijians made a fast start, racing to 13-8 scoreline after the first quarter. But the Samoans clawed their way back to get within three points at the half time break (23-26). […]

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CISNOC apologises

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Friday 7: CISNOC president Sir Geoffrey Henry would like to apologise to Turtles Sportswear, an official sponsor of the World Youth Netball Championship and the Pacific Mini Games, for the innocent mistake made by the Cook Islands under 21 team who were pictured receiving gifts from Raromart. Henry made the official apology yesterday on behalf […]

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Tall order to beat Trinidad and Tobago

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Monday 10: Trinidad and Tobago have been on an eight-month campaign to get their team to the World Youth Netball Championships and like the rest of the team – winning the championships will be the ultimate reward. “Of course we want to win. Isn’t that every team’s goal,” says team manager Carol Gittens. Gittens says […]

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Student takes the long way

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Wednesday 12: Cecilia Sorby pots another goal for Fiji in yesterday’s tough game against Samoa. Sorby is the goal shooter for Fiji. She had to take the long way to Rarotonga for the World Youth Netball Championships. Sorby was denied a visa to travel through New Zealand and had to travel via Los Angeles. Of […]

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Sport CI under 21 Kaikai

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

Friday 7: The Cook Islands Netball Association and Rarotonga Golf Club held a dinner in honour of their main sponsor Turtles Sportswear. The dinner for Chris and Nana McKinley was held at the Rarotonga Golf Club where netballers and golfers thanked the team at Turtles for their generous sponsorship. As well as dressing Team Cook […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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Draw - TODAY AND TOMORROW

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Netball

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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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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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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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