Oceania Netball Series

Tonga Netball counts on history to repeat itself

It was three years on this day, when both teams played in the Pacific Games and Tonga won 48-44.

The Pacific Kingdom’s national netball side posted on their official Facebook page encouraging their supporters to turn up in numbers.

“We will play Samoa this evening 7:30pm. May History Repeat itself.”

“Get behind our Tala’s as we take on Samoa.”

The series starts tonight with Samoa taking Tonga at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.

Tonga will take on Samoa at 7.30pm (Fiji Time).


Tonga PM praises national netball team

Sovaleni alongside Minister of Foreign Affairs Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu were present at the naming of the squad last Friday.

In his address, the Tonga PM said “Thank you for your service to the country.”

Being the only female in Cabinet, ‘Utoikamanu reflected on her school years having played netball noting the game has changed over the years .

On behalf of His Majesty’s Government, she told the ladies “you have a whole nation’s prayers and support behind you.”

Tonga poised to win Oceania Netball Series

The team caused upsets at the PacificAus Sports Series after defeating Samoa and Fiji in Australia, last month.

The Oceania Netball Series is the qualification tournament for the 2023 Netball World Cup in South Africa.

The first match is scheduled for the 19th of this month where Fiji faces PNG at 5.30pm (Fiji Time) and Samoa takes on Tonga at 7.30pm (Fiji Time) at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.