Adam Parker

Trials for mixed netball next month

The trials are scheduled to start Saturday 28 April at the Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium and will conclude on Sunday 29 April at Rita Flynn Indoor Courts.

“We are expecting a lot of people to tryout out for the squad and are looking to select 45 to train until July where the final teams will be announced for the Trans Pacific Cup,” said President, Adam Parker.

“A high well developed level of skill is expected from the females that come to trial as this is international level netball and mixed and men’s international rivals women’s international standards.

2017 shaping up to be good year for mixed men’s netball

With that, the Association is also looking forward with the introduction of the new-look competition, there is possibility of Port Moresby hosting the 2017 Inaugural Pacific Nations Cup.

Preparations for the international debut in Australia for the Queensland Open Championships is also going well with the train-on squad currently in training which will soon be named and trimmed into the final 15 squad for each division by the end of this month.

Mixed netball squad go through tough training session

For this year’s championship in New Zealand, the only country missing is PNG but don’t fret, PNG wasn’t in a position to head to these championships, 2017 is where they will hit the world court and shine.

After conducting trials and selection in August, the squad is now into an eight weeks intensive training program as they prepare for the Queensland championships early next year.

The team is undergoing weekdays and weekends training seasons to improve their fitness level and skills to help them adapt to a higher level  of competition.

Three mixed men’s teams advance to finals

The preliminary finals saw three teams advance through to the finals next Wednesday (June 29).

As predicted for the premier mixed division, Kamuna has secured the spot after beating Mona while Veupunama 2 grabbed the social A mixed spot after thrashing BSP 2. Graffiti is in for the social B mixed after edging out Aura Netters.