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PCNC Resumes Competition after Christmas Break

Posted by Near the Hoop on January 12, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

So the PCNC resumes this weekend with game three of round two kicking off proceedings after almost a month long furlough for the festive season.

The good living will have had its toll and no doubt some fairly podgy players will return to the Rita Flynn Courts to try to pick up where they left off in December. It will be an interesting to see how well they fare as the Christmas spirit will more than likely be sticking noticeably to the obvious places.


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PCNC Biggest Formal Competition in Country

Posted by Near the Hoop on November 27, 2016 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

With ninety one teams actively participating week in week out in the Private Companies Netball Competition, the PCNC easily takes on the title of the diggest formal competition of any sport in the country.

Played each Sunday at the the Rita Flynn Indoor Netball Stadium, the PCNC starts off as early as 9:00am and ends at approximately 5:00pm in the evening.  154 Divisions with 6 teams each means there is not much time for muching about at teh interchange or at fulltime t...

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Datec Look to Rebuild

Posted by Near the Hoop on November 27, 2016 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (1)

If there was a team that you could say was struggling this season, you wouldn't have to look much further than the premier division and the great competitors Datec Limited.

After defending and loosing the premier grand final to BSP in March this year, Datec has been ravaged with staff movements that has changed the whole prospects and profile of the team.  Something which stalwart player/coachMargaret Embahe clearly is attempting to reinvent to keep in touc...

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Just One of Those Days for BSP

Posted by Near the Hoop on November 27, 2016 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (1)

It was just one of those days when you know its going to be a hard day at the office but after what happened the week before when a mix up meant BSP's Premier Division team would have to take the court without uniforms for the first half of a pretty herendous game against a fired up Fairdeal Liquors, you would have thought things may change for the reigning premiers as they focused on taking on former premier division contemporaries, Kina Bank.

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Alotau to host 2015 National Champioships

Posted by Near the Hoop on July 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Netball PNG has confirmed that Alotau will host the 2015 National Championships. The eastern most tip of the southern conference of netball in PNG is expecting an influx of the netball fraternity to converge on the picturesque township during September this year and is preparing itself and its facilities for the fanfare.


Alotau has hosted fairly successful national tournaments in the past but this year will be a lot more technical with the quality of the game having had a ...

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Samoa Bag Bronze in Tight Game

Posted by Near the Hoop on July 21, 2015 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Samoa held on against the tenatious Cook Islands Black Pearls to claim Bronze at the Power Dome on Saturday morning. The Samoans managing a modest 54 - 49 scoreline which reflects better than how they really faired as the Cook Islanders took every ounce of sweat from their Polynesian cousins, relenqishing the win only in the last two minutes or so of the game.

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Gold Eludes Grasp of the Pepes

Posted by Near the Hoop on July 21, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Pepes missed out on taking home Gold on Saturday afternoon as Fiji turned in their A game in the medal final to blast away our Pepe's showing exactly why they are ranked 7th in the world.   In front of a perochial PNG home crowd, they imposed their will on an awestruck Pepe's outfit never really moving out of third gear and using all their avaialble players to upset PNG in their quest for Gold at these games.

The Pepe's opened the game very much abreast of the...

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Pepe's Hold on to beat Samoa - Pacific Games 2015

Posted by Near the Hoop on July 16, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The PNG Pepe's impressed on Wednesday evening when they held on to win a tight contest against Samoa in their pool match in front of a very parochial home crowd.  In the audience this eveing was the PNG Prime Minister, Hon Peter O'Neil and Mrs O'Neill, PNG's Sports Minister, Hon justine Tachenko and the Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Hon Charles Abel.  The trio were seated court side and enjoyed a very focused performance by the national side.  Samoa have always...

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PSNA Ready for Grand Finals

Posted by Near the Hoop on January 26, 2014 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (1)

The PSNA held their major semi finals on Saturday paving the way for an excellent contest next Saturday at the Rita Flynn Courts.

It was a low key affair without much fanfare but once started, there was some wonderful netball skills on display as the cometitions final two last hopefuls for each division battled for a place at the table at next week's Grand Finals.  Division 5 through to the Premier Division played out their respective matches without a hitch.  The ...

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Sparrows and Kempa Take U21 Flags

Posted by Near the Hoop on September 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

POMNA's U21 division was quite heavy in 2013 making it necessary to spli the competition into two pools.

Cutting through the maze and standing tall last week were four very able teams two well establised clubs and two new.  The U21A grand final was poised between two blue laden teams the Digicel Sparrows and City Pharmacy Rebel.  The U21B Grand Final was fought out by newcomers Kempa and POMIS.

The Sparrows/Rebels game was as expected with the v...

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