GIANTS Netballer and Oceania Netball Cup Ambassador Kristiana Manu’a spent time visiting Westfields Sports High and Hills Sports High School this week to meet aspiring netballers and spread the word about the upcoming Oceania Netball Cup.
Enjoying being outside and running the sessions with eager young netballers, Manu’a was able to share her love of netball and Pacific Islanders with the next generation.
The Oceania Netball Cup, a fun-filled netball festival where spectators can have just as much fun as the players with lots of off-court activities to enjoy.
The students were put through their paces as Manu’a channeled her inner Julie Fitzgerald and taught them a few new tricks.
“It was so much fun to get out in the schools and meet younger Pacific Islanders,” said Manu’a
“I stole a couple of Julie’s drills and enjoyed talking to them about the Oceania Netball Cup”
Noting the increase in Pacific Islanders in attendance, Manu’a said it was cool to see so many more islanders out there being active and enjoying netball.
“When I was at school, there was only me and one other friend that was Islander on the team, it’s totally different now, there are lots of Islanders”
“Hopefully lots of them will sign up to play at the Oceania Netball Cup,” said Manu’a.
The 2018 Oceania Netball Cup will be held on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March, a social and fun competition open to all abilities with a party atmosphere. Netball NSW encourages friends and family members to create teams, or why not enter your 2018 Club team into a preseason warm-up competition.
Come down and enjoy Face Painting, Kids Activities, Music, Food and Netball Skill sessions. We encourage you to be as creative with your uniform as possible so don’t forget to dress up in your best colours.
2018 Oceania Netball Cup
Dates: Friday 16 March 2018 l games starting at 6.00pm l Mixed competition
Saturday 17 March 2018 l games starting 9.00am l 12U Mixed, 15U and Opens Ladies competitions
Cost: $150.00 per team
Spectators or general event entry is FREE for Non-Players
Divisions: 12/U Mixed, 15U, Opens Ladies (16+) and Opens Mixed*