CHALLENGE OF THE NATIONS NETBALL TOURNAMENT – Enuamanu Atiu Nui Maruarua Association
The Challenge of the Nations Netball Tournament was founded by the The Enuamanu Atiu Nui Maruarua Association from the Cook Islands community, aimed to enhance multiculturalism through sport and culture. It is run over two weekends in November and engages children and women from age 10 to over 60’s from the Indigenous, Maori and Pacific Islander communities across Queensland in social and competitive netball.
2015 saw 12 communities represented at the tournament including Indigenous Australia, Samoa, Maori, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tahiti, PNG, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Niue. PWA members -Valami Qoro and Kelera Tema were part of the tournament’s organising committee representing their respective island nations.
The tournament is a great example of proactive women in our community creating opportunities for our girls and women. This is now one of the biggest events in Queensland that engages the women of our community that PWA is proud to support.