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Netball Cook Islands is focused on creating opportunities for young women in the Cook Islands.
the current state of netball in the Cook Islands, they saw the growing need for
revitalisation and a fresh approach to ensure its sustained growth.
In a recent meeting
with its Development Squad, they signalled a renewed focus on rebuilding the
sport and creating opportunities for young women in the Cook Islands.
The meeting that
was held on June 28 at the Federation Room, CISNOC office, emphasised the
importance of developing the sport and nurturing talent within the community.
aimed to address these concerns and outline a clear path for development.
Netball Cook Islands secretary Tekura Moekaa
said that at the forefront of
the discussion was the recognition that the future of netball lies in the hands
of the youth.
By investing in
the development of young women, Netball Cook Islands says they aim to create
ample opportunities for them to participate in the sport and ultimately pave
the way for future elite athletes.
highlighted the importance of establishing effective pathways for young
athletes, encompassing education, player development, and opportunities for
By focusing on
these key areas, Netball Cook Islands aims to create a holistic approach to
talent cultivation and offer the necessary support and resources to aspiring
A collective of
experienced individuals has agreed to take charge and drive this development
consist of at least one member from each club in Rarotonga and they include
Tehauarii Karotaua, Luciana Nicholas, Natalia Short, Tupe Tamatoa, Liana Nicholas, Peniana Crocombe,
Mavis Teaurima, and Jason Lindsay who will focus on player
development and will be supported by Netball Cook Islands.
Moekaa said the
meeting emphasised the need to teach athletes the skills and mindset required
to become elite performers.
the values of dedication, discipline, and resilience, Netball Cook Islands aims
to produce athletes who not only excel on the court but also become ambassadors
for the sport.
the youth, creating pathways, and fostering a culture of excellence, Netball
Cook Islands aims to establish a strong foundation that will propel the sport
forward and create opportunities for future generations.”
She said as the
journey towards development unfolds, Netball Cook Islands remains committed to
ensuring the sustained growth and success of netball in the Cook Islands.
“With renewed enthusiasm and a clear vision, the
organisation is poised to revitalise the sport and nurture the next generation
of netball stars.”