|Posted by Near the Hoop on July 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM|
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 real jolt and the demands of international competition the likes of the Pacific Games and so on, having direcly an impact on how the game is now played.
The Pacific Games itself has been a real distraction to the organisation and build up for Championship tournament and dates have still not been set just two months out from the event. Organisers when contacted were upbeat about the whole thing commenting that the ANA woudl be ready for the event. Typically Papua New Guinean about it all numbers and attendees still have not been confirmed even now.
Alotau have faily lucky at selections as well with the two selected from the Championships in Madang in 2012 going on to acutally represent PNG with the Pepe's in the PNS and other tournaments. It is a reflection of how the Association has been run in Milne Bay and the talent pool that despite it being one of the lesser considered Associations in the country. Netball is clearly the most played female sport in that province even ahead of soccer.
An annoucnement is expected soo from Netball PNG soon with repect to details of this years Championships.
Digicel will again most likely be the main sponsor for 2015.