After the success of its inaugural tournament, the Oceania Netball Cup is back for 2013!
Being held during the September/October School holidays at the Anne Clark Centre on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September, registrations are NOW OPEN for teams in three age divisions; U13, U15 and U17.
The brainchild of NSW Swifts co-captain Mo’onia Gerrard, the international defender will once again be on hand to support teams – on and off the court! – throughout this year’s tournament.
“I’m really excited that the Oceania Netball Cup is back for another year. Last year was so much fun; I really enjoyed seeing all the girls having a great time and we’re hoping for it to be bigger and better this year,” Mo’onia said.
A mixture of friends, Club and Association teammates, as well as those that had only a played a couple of games before, made up the 25 teams who participated in the inaugural tournament last year. This year we are hoping for even more!
Netball NSW Community Engagement Manager Kristy Guthrie says the Oceania Netball Cup is open to anyone despite its particularly Polynesian flavour.
“We welcome people from all backgrounds to get involved in the Oceania Netball Cup, however since it’s the brainchild of Mo’onia Gerrard, it would be great to see lots of girls from Polynesian backgrounds get involved in the day,” Guthrie said.
Along with some great games on court, there will be plenty happening off it – from music and activities, to a Q&A with Mo’onia and a shooting competition with NSW Swifts goodie bags as prizes, plus much more!
“Last year we decked out the Anne Clark Centre with decorations, I brought my playlist which played throughout the day, and we also had market stalls – there is much more to the Oceania Netball Cup than just netball!” Mo’onia said.
So if you’re interested in getting involved in some laid-back Islander fun, getting your friends together to get active on court, and have your chance to meet Mo’onia Gerrard then register for the 2013 Oceania Netball Cup!
And back by popular demand … Win Mo’onia!
Last year two teams won the chance to have Mo’onia help them for one of their games – whether she gave them a special ‘Mon’ rev-up before the game, ran as their water girl, or offered some coaching tips … all by registering their team early!
Once again Netball NSW is offering to ‘win’ Mo’onia for one of your games; simply register your team for the 2013 Oceania Netball Cup before 5pm, Friday 13 September to go into the draw.