After round five of competition in the primary school netball competition, Panatina has taken off comfortably in leading the tally.
They are second by Chung Wah B followed by Saint Nicholas B on the third spot.
Honiara Netball Association (HNA) President Shalom Akao told Star Sports after two days of competition the primary school netball competition is going very well.
She said enthusiasm shown from the young players has been great and even more encouraging to see support from parents and respective school come out in numbers.
“This is just the first time such competition for schools has been organized and we are hopeful of a better one next time,” she said.
Shalom said what has been identified as a need from the competition is to establish ground work at the school level.
“It highlights the real need to have basic coaching in schools.”
Although it may seem too early, the keen to develop netball at such younger age is important for netball’s development in the country, she said.
She added the upcoming High school netball competition will be another set of this development plans and HNA is hoping to make these bigger and better in the near future.
Nine primary schools are participating in this year’s primary school netball competition with each to play eight matches on a round robin format.
As for the main netball league, super division, A, B and C divisions; registration for teams are open until the 11th of April.
Teams wish to take part in this year’s league are required register before the due date or else will be given to new netball clubs.
By Bradford Theonomi