News & Updates

Netball in Paradise

Register your interest now for our inaugural Netball in Paradise tournament.


Netball School Holiday Program


Umpires - refer to Umpires link above for new Rules and IFNA Protocols for 2012


Rarotonga Netball Centre

Netball clubs on Rarotonga, held their first election for the Rarotonga Netball Centre’s (RNC) Executive Committee on 8 December 2011. Nominations for positions were of a great calibre, with a balanced mix of experienced administrators/netballers and newcomers standing for positions.

Thank you to all our nominees and congratulations to the following new Executive Committee members:

  1. President – George Rasmussen
  2. Vice President – Marama Anguna
  3. Treasurer – Tasha Wright
  4. Competition Manager – Ngere Puia-Fraser
  5. Media Co-ordinator – Jerricha Matapuku
  6. Judiciary Co-ordinator – Curly Taripo
  7. Committee members - Jancy Trego and Tangata Samania
  8. Ambassador - Margharet Matenga

Many thanks to the RNC working committee for facilitating the Village Road show meetings and driving the establishment of the Rarotonga Netball Centre.


Netball Development in Atiu

Last week Luciana Matenga and Maryann Miller were on Atiu recently where the enthusiasm for netball development was overwhelming.

Luci worked with students at Enuamanu school, where she soon discovered that netball had not been played at school for sometime. This was a golden opportunity to teach correct netball skills.

Our call for interested netball coaches to attend our coaching workshop was very popular. We had 18 adults register for the netball coaching workshops with full attendance at all classes. Well done Atiu, this is the best turnout of new coaches at a single workshop in 2011.

Meitaki maata to Air Rarotonga for their ongoing support of netball development in the Outer Islands.


Potiki Navenave

Congratulations to all our kiddies who participated in the first Potiki Navenave netball competition at the TSA today. Fun and laughter were highlights for the day. It was wonderful to see netball alive and thriving with our little ones. Encouragement and opportunities is all they need.

Parents and coaches - thank you for making time to coach a team and enter them into Potiki Navenave.

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers - Gabrielle Brogan, Chelsea Bullivant, Siena Gavet, Karalaini Matenga, Brooke Miller, Josie Miller, Dante Numa, Carmelia Rangi, Tatyana Vakatini - who helped out with umpiring, bench official duties, cleaning the floors and prize giving. Girls you were fantastic.

Meitaki maata to Luciana Matenga, our Netball Development Officer, for providing an opportunity for our young kids to showcase their netball skills talent.

We hope you all enjoyed the competition and will join us again later in the year for another Potiki Navenave competition.


Weekly Update - 13 October 2011

Manea Games Update 

As the Manea Games comes to an end, Netball and Rugby are the main focus for today. NCI has sent over a team of umpires and bench officials to assist. This is a great opportunity for our team to share their experience and work alongside their Pa Enua counterparts. Practical umpire assessments will also be undertaken during the competiton, following NCI’s umpire workshop in Mangaia last month. Thanks to Air Raro for sponsoring development of netball in the Cook Islands.

MOU signing with MOE

Weekly Update - 23 September 2011

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MOE

On the 14th of September 2011, Sharyn Paio, Secretary of the Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding withNetball Cook Islands. NCI committed to delivering netball development programmes in schools for students, teachers, parents and caregivers.


Weekly Update - 5 September 2011

Potiki Navenave Tournament

NCI is delighted to announce a netball competition for our under 8 and 10 year olds – POTIKI NAVENAVE. It is to be held on Friday 14 October and Saturday 15 October 2011 at the TSA stadium. Registration Fee is $30 per team with entries closing on Friday 30 September 2011.  Go to Competitions menu above for Entry Form and Tournament Flyer. Entries to be lodged at NCI office, located in CISNOC office. Spread the word

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Cook Islands National Netball Team Trials & Testing - refer to News & Updates section. Trials to be held in Rarotonga (9 & 12 March) and Auckland (16 March).

Welcome on Board Tupe Tamatoa, our new Part-time Netball Development Officer.