PNG netball eyes world qualifier

The PNG netball team is eyeing the World Cup Qualifiers in April, which will be staged in New Zealand.

An open selection trial will be held at the Rita Flynn netball courts on the 20th and 21st of this month.

PNG Netball Federation is sending out an important notice to advise players intending to make the cut for the PNG national netball team, Pepes, to turn up for the open trials on the 20th and 21st of January, 2018.

The open trials will give national selectors the chance to observe players’ fitness and skills for a possible train on squad to make the team to Auckland for the Netball World Cup Qualifiers 2018.

After a successful finish at the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games, PNG Pepes are confident that they can maintain their gold medal winning performance as they prepare for the world qualifiers.

The trials are open to any interested players and will take place from 8am to 4pm over two days.

Players have been encouraged to keep fit and turn up for the two-day trial to ensure fair selection for a train on squad going forward.

(The PNG Pepes during the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu) 

Sophie Yaruso