Miss Pacific Islands: Talent, passion and potential is key

Miss PNG and Pacific Islands, Abigail Havora, has encouraged young women saying netball provides a way to make new friendships and build networks.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Gaming Control Board national junior netball championships this morning, Havora told the 70 participating teams that netball has a huge potential to empower women in the country by breaking down gender barriers.

“The championships are a chance to showcase your talents but at the same time, it is a vehicle to interact with each other, make new friendships and build networks. This is the essence of the event,” said Havora.

She went on to say that as a netball player herself, she had learnt three things from the sport - talent, passion and potential.

“Talent is who you are, passion is what drives you and potential is showcasing your talent. You must have all three in netball and in life,” said Havora.

The championships started today and will end on Wednesday with the finals. 

Troy Taule