I mōhio rānei koe ko te netipōro tētahi o ngā tino hākinakina mā ngā kōtiro i Aotearoa nei? Neke atu i te 350,000 ngā tāngata e tākaro netipōro ana i ia tau, kātahi rā te tokomaha! Kei te mōhio hoki koe? I ngā tau tata nei, kua tīmata hoki ngā tama ki te tākaro netipōro!
He kēmu ngahau te netipōro e ora ai tō tinana, e whiti anō ai koe, ka mutu, mā te tākaro netipōro ka ako koe i ngā pūkenga mahitahi, i ngā tikanga ārahi, me te whanaungatanga.
He autaia tonu ētahi o ngā wāhine Māori kua tākaro i te netipōro i ngā taumata tiketike, ā, kua tū rātou hei kaitākaro mō ngā Rau Hiriwa. Ko Bernice Mene rātou ko Temepara Bailey, ko Joeline Henry, ko Noeline Taurua ētahi o ngā kaitākaro Rau Hiriwa o mua kua whai wāhi matua i roto i te kēmu netipōro.
Ko tētahi o ngā take he kēmu pai te netipōro ki te tokomaha, ko te māmā o te āhei atu. He tīma netipōro tō te nuinga o ngā kura i Aotearoa, e hono ana rānei ngā kura ki tētahi karapu ā-rohe, ā, mā rātou ngā kākahu e whakarite mō te wāhanga netipōro.
Nō reira, mēnā e hiahia ana koe ki te whakamātau i tētahi kēmu ngahau e pakari ai tō tinana, e whai oranga anō ai koe, tēnā, whakapā atu ki tō kaiwhakahaere netipōro ā-rohe. Akene pea ko koe te kaitākaro Rau Hiriwā o te āpōpō!
Did you know that netball is one of the most popular sports for girls in Aotearoa? Over 350,000 people play netball every year, which is a lot of people! And guess what? More recently boys have been starting to participate in netball, too!
Netball is a fun way to stay healthy and fit. Plus, it teaches you important skills like teamwork, leadership, and relationship building.
There have been some amazing wāhine Māori who have played netball at the highest level, representing Aotearoa as Silver Ferns. Bernice Mene, Temepara Bailey, Joeline Henry, and Noeline Taurua are just a few examples of former Silver Fern players who have made a big impact on the game of netball.
One of the reasons that netball is so popular is because it is very easy to participate in. Most schools in Aotearoa have netball teams or are connected to a local club and they provide the necessary uniform for players to borrow for the season.
So next time you’re looking for a fun way to stay active and build important life skills, contact your sports coordinator about how to get involved in netball. You never know, you might just become the next Silver Fern!