1 Apr 2008

New Cook Islands netball president says tough road ahead to 2009

10:37 am on 1 April 2008

The newly elected president of the Cook Islands Netball Association, Marghie Matenga says she will have to start from scratch to get the country ready to host the 2009 World Youth Cup.

The former Silver Fern was elected last weekend but admits there's much to do if the Cook Islands is to get the green light from the world governing body International Federation Netball Association to host the tournament.

"Firstly it's the complex that has to meet the requirements of IFNA, and that's the major one as well I mean the sponsors are major also and the working committee and all that sort of thing."

Marghie Matenga says restoring public confidence back into the sport will also require another major effort.