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Hi all netball fanatics!!!!!

Daughter of Late Mrs Iga Lahari.

hmmmm..what can I say? well,  I started playing netball as young as I could remember, maybe at the age of 5. There was this particular year and I was so young that I cried at the finals along with Sylvia Simon because we couldn't play..haha I have the picture of the exact day standing with Sylvia on the sideline crying with our mothers..:)

I played for telstars and my main mentor was Bubu Veitu Diro. We never missed a grand final, starting from under 10 right up to under 17. I think i was the youngest in the in team because no one believed my age playing at the same age level as the other. I played alongside, Julianne Diro, Harieasa Launch, Catherine Pidik, just to name a few.

I love every moment of it, so excitted that I'd sleep early every Friday night and Mom would make pasta for me. We'd be so serious every saturday and never missed a game plan. I forgot what they call these game plans but they seemed to work..haha. It was that kind of life where everything seemed to be perfect. "Chilhood"- who wouldn't want to leave it??

Although I play tennis and tennis has taken me all over the world, Netball will and always have/has a place in my heart. My whole family grew up in the Netball surroundings. Carol being repesenting PNG netball overseas and now is the Vice President of Port Moresby Netball Association ,  Lawrence, Ari and Dad had no choice but to take mom to the courts..haha. As early as eight in the morning, Mom would be there everyday. I don't recall her missing a day.

With all that being said, have a great day and please exercise a lot.


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Reply Jacklyn
4:30 PM on February 4, 2011 
i know...
got to tell my
yeah i miss playing netball
Reply Alurigo aka alu :)
6:22 PM on February 1, 2011 
jacklyn Lahari,,, when i was reading the first paragraph tears started rolling down my face here in the office, i quickly loged into fb but you were not on chat yet.... anyway, i love playing netball...... eventhough you play tennis now, i still think you love Netball too.. haha :)