Netball PNG has sent 6 of its elite young netballers to Singapore.
The players will be participating in the Netball Super league, which is Singapore’s elite domestic competition.
As part of the program, the six players, who are also PNG internationals, will have the opportunity to train with Singapore’s national teams.
The players selected for the Singapore NSL carry with them a lot of international experience for the PNG national team, the Pepes. These include Goal Keeper Kilala Owen, and Jacklyn Lahari, who lead the rest of the contingent.
Other players include Marie Ottio and Tau Galewa, who was part of the victorious Monier Paramana side in the 2016 Port Moresby Premier league competition.
Those four players aside, the youngest members of the travelling group include Jeperth Tulapi, who led the Junior Pepe’s on a two match, back to back winning streak over Singapore’s youth side.
The youngest member of the side, Shanna Dringo, who was also part of the PNG U21 squad that took part in the World Youth Junior Championship qualifiers in Auckland in September last year.
All six women however, have had experience in the Nations cup , and for them, Singapore will not be altogether different in terms of standards compared to PNG.
Three premier netball clubs will take on the Papua New Guineans, the Magic Marlins, Fier Orcas and SRC Barracudas.
The competition began on the 4th of March, and ends on the 29th of April.