|Posted by Near the Hoop on April 29, 2011 at 8:40 AM|
If you were watching EMTV last night you would have seen two smartly dressed athletes representing netball on the first segment of Sports Scene. The pair, Alurigo Opina and Nisha Omi were making a splash as guests on the show after returning from Singapore two weeks ago.
Both PNG internationals had been invited to talk about their experience while under contract by Netball Singapore for a 5 weeks stint playing in Singapore's Super League tournament.
Alurigo Opina (left) and nisha Omi (centre) on set with Api Kassman.
Both stars conducted themselves well , even the tedy bear in corner, and discussed their exciting stay in Singapore with confidence. Their foray into international netball was a first for PNG netball and hopefully a template for things to come in the future.
Last nights efort is the first of what is expected to be series of appearances by netballers in the lead up to the Pacific Netball Series to improve the profile of the sport and to television's viewing public. Alu and Nisha impressed so expect to see them appearing on several more segments.
Both Alu and Nisha have been selected in the new Pepe's lineup that will take on the queens of Oceania netball in early June.