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Congratulations to the 2017 Hong Kong National Team, which will be competing in the Mission Foods Nations Cup hosted by Netball Singapore from the 2nd – 9th December 2017. Hong Kong will be competing against Singapore, Malaysia, Swaziland, Cook Islands & Ireland. All games will be streamed live on Facebook on Singapore Netball.

 

 

 


HONG KONG NATIONAL TEAM NAMED
Hong Kong National Coach Robin Manihera has announced her squad of 12 players that will take on the rest of Asia in August’s Asia Open Championship in Thailand.

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected by the National Selection Panel to represent Hong Kong at the Asian Championships from 31st July – 7th August 2016.
Captain: Jessica McCauley 
Vice-Captain: Anna Pinder
Melissa Atkins
Jasper Chan
Elise Daly
Krystle Edwards
Kate Jolly
Serene Lim
Victoria Smith
Michelle Warburton
Connie Wong
Mandy Tai

Head Coach Robin Manihera, Assistant Coach Veronica Arnold, Manager Christina Yue, Physiotherapist Melanie Potgieter and the team from Joint Dynamics have worked together to put them through their paces both on and off the court.

From all of our members, family and friends of Hong Kong Netball, every best wish and good luck is warmly extended to the Squad and Coaching Team as they head to Bangkok on the 30th July.

Sherryn Hancock


10 May 2016- The Dream is Alive for Hong Kong Netball!

 

Congratulations to the following players whom have been chosen by our National Selection Panel into the Hong Kong Netball 2016 Squad:


Melissa Atkins, Robyn Atkinson, Emma Bibby, Angela Chan Ka Yan, Jasper Chan, Elise Daly, Krystle Edwards, Ann Lo Fung Yee, Emma Gregory, Kate Jolly, Gessy Ga Wing Li, Serene Lim, Lisa Martin, Jessica McCauley, Anna Pinder, Victoria Smith, Eleanor Stanley, Michelle Warburton, Connie Ar Yan Wong , Mandy Tai Ka Yan.

 

Head Coach Robin Manihera, Assistant Coach Veronica Arnold, Manager Christina Yue, Physiotherapist Melanie Potgieter and the team from Joint Dynamics will together challenge our athletes and put them through their paces both on and off the court. Competition for a place will be fierce; only 12 elite athletes will be chosen to proudly represent their country, Hong Kong, at our 2016 Asian Netball Championships held in July, hosted by Thailand Netball Association.

 

From all of our members, family and friends of Hong Kong Netball, every best wish and good luck is warmly extended to the Squad and Coaching Team.

 

Jo Reed

Vice President

Hong Kong Netball Association


 

9 May 2016 - HKNA 2016 Opens Squad: Starting off on the right foot!

After a rigorous selection process, both on and off the court, supported by the Elite Sports Performance Team from our partners Joint Dynamics we are pleased to announce that  20 top Netballers have been chosen in the HKNA 2016 Open’s Squad. They were put through their paces with 4 hours of fitness tests and followed by court play which can only be likened to the fierce competition seen in our recent Grand final; each player fighting for her spot in the squad. Head Coach Robin, Assistant Coach Veronica, Support Staff and their High Performance Support Team from Joint Dynamics are ensuring that each athlete has every available support and opportunity to perform to their very best of their ability ….and beyond. The Hong Kong Community extends their best wishes to the Coaching Team and the Squad on their campaign toward the Asian Games.

Joanne Reed

HKNA Vice President

 


 

22 April 2016 - HK National Open's Team Trial Download forms for registrations.

The Hong Kong Netball Association is seeking an expression of interest from eligible and interested players to join the Hong Kong Opens Netball Squad. The focus of the training squad will be the Asian Championships hosted by Thailand Netball Association, from the 30th July to 7th August and held in the city of Bangkok.

Hong Kong Netball Association has appointed Robin Manihera as the National Opens Head Coach, Veronica Arnold has been appointed as Assistant Coach and Christina Yue as Opens Team Manager. They will together with our Partners, Joint Dynamics guide the team through to this tournament. We are very excited to have such an experienced team guiding our elite athletes.

Eligibility

To represent Hong Kong in an International Netball Federation (INF) approved event such as the Asian Championships a player must be a Hong Kong citizen, or be born in HK, or have at least one parent born in HK, or have resided in HK for a period of 24 months immediately prior to the start of the relevant tournament.

Play in Division 1 or 2 of HKNA Ladies League for the previous seasons

Selection Process

Selection trials for Squad selections will take place at South Island School Sports Hall on Saturday 30th April from 8.00am - 12.00pm. If selected to the National Squad, the training commitment on average will be once a week with the number of sessions increasing closer to the tournament. Players are expected to commit to the training sessions and be available for the entire Asian Championships. Players may be asked to attend extra, individual or specialist sessions if required as well as complete individual programs as set out by the National Coaching Team. Final selections for the National TEAM (12 players) will take place late June.

Training

Training times and venues are determined by court availability. Training will be mostly in the evening during weekdays on Hong Kong Island (Hong Kong Park, South Island School or SYSMP). The players invited into the squad will be given the specific details of training times and dates. The commitment will also include sessions with our partners, Joint Dynamics.

Personal Commitment

There will be no financial commitment required from a player to participate in the 2016 Asian Championships, in Thailand. In return we expect players to put in only time and effort and abide by the code of conduct for players as outlined in Clause 16 of the “Selection Policy” (see attached). Please note that if you are selected into the squad there will be no outside team sports permitted during the training leading up to the Asian Championships. Your commitment will be solely to the development of you as an elite athlete being part of the HKNA Opens Netball squad and team.

If you are interested in making this commitment as an elite player please complete the attached form and fax or email to HKNA no later than 26th April 2016. Please still submit this information if you are unable to attend and would like to be considered by the Selection Panel.

Joanne Reed

Vice President - Hong Kong Netball Association

Download forms for registrations.


 

28 March 2016: Specialist Shooting Clinics for aspiring National Team members.

HKNA has invited guest presenter, Robin Manihera, to a run a specialist shooting clinic for former and future National squad members.  The clinic is free and is open to players in Division 1 and 2 only, targeting players who wish to be part of the National Open's Program for upcoming tournaments, Asian Netball Championships (August 2016) and Tri-Nations Tournament (Hong Kong, February 2017).  The clinic is free but must RSVP to hkna@hkolympic.org.

 

Venue: Hong Kong Cricket Club

Time: 7 to 9pm

RSVP: hkna@hkolympic.org

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19 Jan 2015: National Open Team announcement for the 2015 Tri-Nations Tournament.

HKNA is pleased to announce the 12 players who will be representing Hong Kong at the upcoming 2015 Tri-Nations Netball Tournament.  The squad have been preparing for the tournament since October and the players have been working hard at training and combining well together as a group. 

From the 2014 NationalTeam that competed in the Asian Netball Championships in Singapore, six players were available for selections for this tournament.    So this has opened the door to give opportunities for  new players to step into the team and also for the senior players to re-unit together and perform in front of the home crowd.

We have a mixture of players with various experience, background and playing styles.  During the limited number of sessions we have had together, the players have really focused on working with each other in units and also as a group.  Knowing each other's game, styles, strengths and able to challenge each other to performance at their best.   

Connie Wong - National Team Head Coach

 

              


 

7 Sept 2014

Read Coach's report at 9th Asian Netball Championships.

Day 1: HK massive win over India 84 to 17.  

Day 2: HK 66 v Japan 24

Day 3: HK 80 v Vietnam 17

Day 4: HK 28 v Singapore 63

HK will play Sri Lanka in the Semi Finals at 5pm on Sat 13th Sept.


 

5 Sept - HK Team depart for the 9th Asian Netball Championships, featuring in the South Morning China Post.

South Morning China Post. 5 Sept 2014

 


 

15 August 2014 - Announcement of the National Open Team

The Hong Kong Netball Association (HKNA) has today announced the final twelve athletes who will be representing Hong Kong at the 2014 Mission Foods Asian Netball Championships to be held in Singapore from the 7th to the 14th of September, 2014.

The following players have been selected to represent Hong Kong:
- Angela Chan, Rita Hanronnachai , Ann Lo, Mandy Tai and Grace Yuen from Hantang Netball Club;
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Tiffany Chiu, Ellie Stanley and Rachael Wilcock from Valley Netball Club;
- Vanessa Cuvelier and Jessica McCauley from Hong Kong Football Club; and
- Krystle Edwards and Emma Gregory from Hong Kong Cricket Club.
 

Reserves: Katie Henderson from Valley and Jennifer MacKay from HKFC.

Rachael Wilcock and Jessica McCauley will take on co-captaincy positions with both Ellie Stanley and Krystle Edwards taking on co-vice captaincy roles. Read more..


30 June 2014

The HK National Squad has been training hard preparing for the Asian Netball Championships from 7th 14th September in Singapore.  The squad will go to Singapore for a training tour 18 to 20 July. 


February 2014  Tri Nations 2014

Hong Kong Team

Melissa Atkins, Angela Chan, Vanessa Cuvelier, Krystle Edwards, Emma Gregory,  Jessica McCauley, Ellie Stanley, Jocelyn Williams

Tiffany Chiu, Carol Chan, Ann Lo, Emma Wall (Hong Kong Team and HK Invitational Team) 

HK Invitational Team

Rita Hannaronachai, Rachael Wilcock, Katie Henderson, Jennifer Mackay, Iris Chan, Grace Yuen

Natacha Cuvelier, Natalie Saleah, Fiona Lo, Victoria Smith, Claire Quigley (Tri-Nations only) 

Management:                   Head Coach: Connie Wong                     Assistant Coach: Veronica Arnold

                                       Manager: Eden Chan                               Physiotherapist: Melaine Potgeiter

 Results:

20 Feb: Malaysia 56 vs Sri Lanka 38              ; Hong Kong 28 vs HK Invitational 25

21 Feb: HK Invitational 30 vs Malaysia 43    ; Hong Kong 42 vs Sri Lanka 37

22 Feb: Hong Kong 36 vs Malaysia 54          ; HK Invitational vs Sri Lanka (Cancelled)

23 Feb: Sri Lanka 57 vs HK Invitational 43   ; Malaysia 53 vs Hong Kong 29

 

LEFT: HK Team after a thrilling win over Sri Lanka.                              RIGHT:  Last training before Tri-Nations, HK team and HK Invitational Team.


Congratulations to the following players selected for the HK team competing in the 2012 Asian Netball Championships in Sri Lanka from 25th August to 31st August.  Check out the players' profiles...

Melissa Atkin (Co-Captain) Emma Bibby Felicity Broadley
Rachel Bryant Vanessa Cuvelier Krystal Edwards
Emma Gregory

Ellie Stanley

Emma Wall
Jocelyn Williams Connie Wong (Co-Captain) Pearl Yeung



COACH: Kirsty Kruger                  MANAGER: Joanna Graffen      PHYSIO: Melanie Potgieter

                                                                                 

 

TRI-NATIONS TOURNAMENT 2012

Photo courtesy of Kukri Sport

CONGRATULATIONS to the Hong Kong Team for winning the inaugural Tri-Nations Tournament after beating Thailand in the final 45 to 25!  Thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who made this tournament such a success. 

SUNDAY 15th January      FINALS  

    Hong Kong 45  vs Thailand 25 (CHAMPIONSHIP GAME)

    Chinese Taipei 46 vs Hong Kong Development 38

        During the rounds...

     Thailand 58 vs Chinese Taipei 29

     Hong Kong 60 vs Chinese Tai Pei 22

     Hong Kong 45 vs Thailand 20

Tri-Nations Article...

Hong Kong hosted it's first Tri-Nations International Tournament from Jan 13-15 2012 at Kowloon Park Sports Centre.  HK invited it's Asian neighbours, Thailand and Chinese Taipei to the event in the hope of promoting and developing the National Teams from this region.  These three nations rarely compete in international matches and hence this type of tournament will provide invaluable international exposure as all three teams will be participating in the Asian Open Netball Championships in August 2012 and hopes to be more competitive amongst the top Asian Nations.
 
 "As netball is still a very unknown sport to many people in HK,  this type of tournament was able promote netball to the HK local community.  The more people know about it, more numbers we will get and hopefully we will then get more support from the government and sponsors.  Hence we can develop the sport even more and be more competitive on the international stage.  A lot of spectators who watched netball for the first time all provided us with positive feedback and expressed how exciting the game was to watch."  Connie Wong (HK Netball Association Technical Manager).
 
Overall the weekend was a great success for Hong Kong as they went through the tournament undefeated and winning the trophy by beating Thailand in the final 45 to 25.  Chinese Taipei played a Hong Kong Youth Team and won their first game 46 to 38.  HK hopes to host this event annually as this is an important stepping stone to develop our players and officials, and in general to develop the sport to the HK community.   

 

 

Hong Kong has two National Representative Teams:             

Hong Kong has announced the team that will play in the Inaugural Netball Tri-Nations Tournament held at Kowloon Park Sports Centre from 13 - 15 January 2012.  Congratulations to the following players.

Open and Youth (21 & Under). 

The National Open Team competed in the Asian Netball  Championship in July 2009 in Malaysia.  Click here for the Asian Open Champs results.

The National Youth Team will be competing in the Asian Youth Netball Championship in 2010 from 3rd July to 10th July in New Delhi, India.

National Team Handbook - HKNA Selection Policy & Procedures

Click on the links below to see the members of the National Team.

Hong Kong Youth Netball Squad  2009/10