Saturday 21 January 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Other Sports, Sports
The men’s team smashed their way to gold against Tonga finishing 6-2. The national team plowed through the round robin games and into the finals, undefeated.
In the women’s division, the Cook Islands got through to the finals to grab the gold winning against Niue 6-5.
“The experience shown by all players in this tournament has been amazing, and we are all extremely proud of our players,” said Marsh Tamatea, the skipper of the men’s team.
“I’m just proud of everyone and appreciative to our sponsors for their support, thank you,” he added.
Team skipper for the ladies, Mattagurl Tuao said: “We played for everybody, and I am thankful that everyone listened and played as a team and now we have the gold.”
The national team members are appreciative of the messages from home and the darts family who watched the finals at the Edgewater Resort.
Tour manager, Maria Tuoro said: “We leave our mark at this level of competition and look forward to more opportunities. Thank you Tonga and Niue for the great games and sportsmanship.”
Darts Cook Islands would like to acknowledge their families and friends and each person for their supported and a big meitaki ma’ata to their sponsors, the Bank of the Cook Islands, Charlie’s, Highland Paradise and all the dart clubs in the Cook Islands.
The 31 strong troop of players and supporters who rallied behind their team in Tonga will bring the gold medals home to the Cook Islands this coming week.