Papua New Guinea national netball team

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Papua New Guinea
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Nickname(s) The Pepes
Association Papua New Guinea Netball Federation
Confederation Oceania Netball Federation
INF ranking 17
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World Championships
Appearances 3 (Debuted in 1991)
Best result 14th (1991)
Commonwealth Games
Appearances 1 (Debuted in 2010)
2010 placing 11

The Papua New Guinea national netball team represent Papua New Guinea in international netball competition. They are nicknamed the "Pepes", which comes from the Keapara word for "butterfly".[1] Papua New Guinea played in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, finishing 11th. As of July 2011, the Pepes are 17th in the IFNA World Rankings.[2]

Players[edit]

As of July 2011.[3]
2011 PNG Pepes team
Players Debut (caps) Positions Date of birth Height Club
Lua Rikis (cc) 1988 (61) GS, GA, GK, GD (1982-01-31) 31 January 1982 (age 32) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) City Pharmacy Rebels
Winnie Mavara (cc) 1999 (63) WD, GD, GK, WA, C (1978-06-22) 22 June 1978 (age 36) 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) City Pharmacy Rebels
Maleta Roberts (vc) 2006 (33) GA, GS, WA (1985-04-25) 25 April 1985 (age 29) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Suncoast Lynx
Richanda Kassman 2008 (21) WA, C (1985-07-31) 31 July 1985 (age 28) 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in) South Brisbane Strikers
Nisha Omi 2008 (25) GK, GD, WD (1990-09-13) 13 September 1990 (age 23) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Madang
Alurigo Opina 2007 (23) WA, C (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 24) 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in) PoMNA Sparrows
Marie Ottio 2009 (13) GA, GS, GK, GD (1989-04-08) 8 April 1989 (age 25) 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Monier Paramana
Cheryl Renagi 2010 (13) C, WA (1990-07-08) 8 July 1990 (age 24) 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in) Lismore A
Lama Lua N/A (-) GK, GD, WD (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 22) 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in) Esco Telstars
Marypaul Buehler 2011 (-) GS, GA 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Snax Mermaids
Nancy Kapi 2011 (-) GK, GD, WD (age 21) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Snax Mermaids
Jessie Logo 2011 (-) GK, GD (1988-02-03) 3 February 1988 (age 26) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Monier Paramana

Competitive record[edit]

As of 4 October 2010.[4]
World Netball Championships
Year Championship Location Placing
1991 8th World Championships Sydney 14th
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 15th
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 18th
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica DNQ
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand DNQ
2011 13th World Championships Singapore DNQ
Netball at the Commonwealth Games
Year Games Event Location Placing
1998 XVI Games 1st Netball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNQ
2002 XVII Games 2nd Netball Manchester, England DNQ
2006 XVIII Games 3rd Netball Melbourne, Australia DNQ
2010 XIX Games 4th Netball Delhi, India 11th
Arafura Games
Years Placing
1995 Silver 2nd
1997 Silver 2nd
2001 Silver 2nd
2007 Gold 1st
Pacific Games
Years Placing
1995 Silver 2nd
1999 Silver 2nd
2003 Silver 2nd
2007 Bronze 3rd
Pacific Mini Games
Years Placing
1997 Bronze 3rd
2001 Silver 2nd
2005 (no event)
2009 Silver 2nd
Pacific Netball Series
Years Placing
2009 4th
2010 3rd
2011 4th

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Papua New Guinea Netball Federation. "Pepes team profile and results". Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  2. ^ International Federation of Netball Associations. "Current World Rankings".  Last updated July 2011.
  3. ^ Papua New Guinea Netball Federation. "Profiles – Current Pepes". Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Papua New Guinea Netball Federation. "Pepes – Game results & tournaments since 1991". Retrieved 4 October 2010.