PNG Mixed and Men’s Netball Association

Mixed and Men’s netball comp starts

So far, 20 teams have registered to play and this is expected to increase, according to Junior President, Micah Vaira.

“We had 12 teams last year so we’ve really picked up since then. It’s still a new concept but we’re expecting a lot more teams this season.

“We’ll have three weekends of trials before the season proper commences,” said Vaira.

The divisions in the competition are: Men’s, Premier Mixed, Social A, B and C.

“We’re going to use the trials to see the skill levels of the teams and then put them into the different divisions,” said Vaira.

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.