As we approach the beginning of another new year, Netball Samoa continues to be passionate about providing as many opportunities, to as many people as possible; to enjoy the game we love.
Starting off the year is the BLUESKY SOCIAL MIXED TOURNAMENT played at the NUS Gym every Tuesday and Wednesday evening with the first game on Tuesday 13th February. Last year Netball Samoa hosted 7 tournaments, attracting new teams and players to the game.
Rosemarie Esera – C.E.O. was pleased with the response to the tournaments and is hoping that this year some of the players will take their game to the next level and play in the National Netball League planned to start early April.
Then we have the ORIANA KIDSNET CLINICS – a junior entry netball program which provides children from 8-13 years with a positive introduction to netball incorporating skills activities, refinement of fundamental motor skills with a focus on netball specific skills development.
Clinics will be held on Wednesday 3.30-5pm for Under 10 and Thursday 6-7.30pm for Under 13 players. All players must register with the Netball office before the first day of the clinics – 14th February. Clinics will be held for four (4) weeks. Please note there are limited spaces available.
Following the clinics an ORIANA NETBALL LEAGUE will be held every Saturday starting on the 3rd March, providing an opportunity for the players attending the clinics, to put their skills into action. There are three divisions – Under 10, Under 13 and Under 17. There are still spaces available for teams in the Under 10 and Under 13 divisions.
To cap off the month of February, we have a MENS/MIXED TWO DAY TOURNEY on the Friday evening 23rd Feb and all day Saturday 24th Feb, NUS Gym. A Men’s team from Wellington – Cook Strait is visiting Samoa and looking for opportunities to play against some teams in Samoa. Ideally it would have been great to have just Men’s team; however, the tournament has been extended to mixed teams to register.
Netball Samoa wishes to acknowledge our Major Sponsor – BlueSky Samoa and Associate Sponsors – Reckitt Benckiser and Pacific Forum Line for their assistance and continuous support.