Selections for U-21 national netball team underway

The U-21 national netball selections for the Regional World Cup Youth Cup qualifiers started today at the Rita Flynn Courts, Port Moresby.

The 30 players vying for a spot in the team were selected from the National Gaming Control Board junior national netball championships that ended yesterday.

Head of selectors, Pole Kassman said day one of selections will be on skills fitness, agility movement, skills and development plus a match assessment game.

She said the selections are being facilitated by coach of the PNG Pepes, Unaisi Rokoura with the assistance of several current Pepes players.

“The squad will be trimmed down to 20 players and will be announced straight after the last assessment game tomorrow afternoon.” said Kassman.

The final 12 member team will be selected in August to participate at the Regional World Cup qualifying tournament in Auckland, New Zealand from September 24 – 27 this year.

The top 3 countries at the September qualifiers will represent the Oceania region at the 2017 World Youth Cup in Botswana.

Troy Taule