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Eastern Stars end 2021 with mixed netball tournament

Wednesday 5 January 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Netball, Sports

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Eastern Stars end 2021 with mixed netball tournament
The winning Silver Ferns mixed open netball team. 21123011

For the first time, the Ngatangiia Matavera Eastern Stars Netball Club hosted a successful mixed netball competition with the participation of 12 teams.

The tournament was held a week ago on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the hard courts in Muri.

President of the club, Tia Nga said: “It was a successful and incredible day with a really good turnout of teams that included families who joined in.”

Although the players had to cope with the blazing hot sun, “it was a wholesome fun day”, Nga said.

“The MC (master of ceremonies) on the day Riley Piakura did a great job during the tournament entertaining us all and the ladies in the kitchen Roi and Moana did an amazing job as well.”

The executive committee would like to thank the following sponsors: TEM Store Terry and Maryann Strickland, Pacific Resort - Ani Thompson, Muri Beach Club Hotel - Liana Scott, Mapi and Mata Joseph, Dorothy’s Muri Beach Bungalows Ivor and Dorothy Nicholas.

“Without your support our event would not have been as successful as it was,” Nga said.

“We would like to express our gratitude to those who have supported us from the start of the year (2021) to the end, we’ve had an eventful year and have loved every moment of this journey. 2021 you’ve been good to us.”

Results

Open grade: 1st Silver Ferns $500 cash, 2nd Mix It Up $300 cash, 3rd Toaminators $200 cash. Social grade: 1st XO Fam $500 cash, 2nd Unknown Team $300 cash, 3rd Habibis $200 cash. Best dressed $100 cash Habibis; Shoot Out competition Central Arorangi $25 cash and Mix It Up $25 cash.