Finding the next crop of netballers

The quest to find the next crop of netballers from the Hiri District is underway in Port Moresby.

The Hiri Netball Tournament started on Monday, attracting teams from 15 associations from Hiri District and 2 from Kairuku District.

The tournament is more than just a competition.

It is bigger than winning and bagging titles. It is about embracing the Hiri culture of coming together through sports and acknowledging women from around the district and instilling discipline, good attitudes and respect amongst the young girls.

In its second day of games, the tournament has exposed an array of raw talent and exceptional level of skills.

The tournament is also an avenue to provide a platform for promising junior netballers to play representative netball at the domestic and international level.

Teams in the junior category had their grand finals on Wednesday, which coincided with the commencement of the senior category.

Finals for the senior teams will be held today (June 29th) at the Rita Flynn Netball Courts.

Carolyn Ure