All 16 teams have now arrived in New Zealand ready for the New World Netball World Championships that begins in Auckland on Saturday.
The second contingent of the Malawi team arrived in the early afternoon with the first group of the African team, who play New Zealand in Saturday’s opening match at the Trusts Stadium, Waitakere, arriving late last night.
Botswana were the last team to touch down at Auckland International Airport this afternoon after travel delays, which meant they missed the Captains' Call media conference at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.
The 15 captains who did attend the conference are:
Bronwyn Bock-Jonathan (South Africa), Suo Kuen Yap
(Malaysia), Pearline Chan (Singapore), Frances Solia
(Samoa), Lesley McDonald (Scotland), Ursula Pritchard
(Wales), Rhonda John-Davis (Trinidad & Tobago), Amanda Newton (England), Elaine Davis
(Jamaica), Don Small (Barbados), Adine Wilson (New Zealand), Ritua Petero (Cook Islands),
Mere Rabuka (Fiji), Peace Chawinga (Malawi), Liz Ellis (Australia).
Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com
Ski & Snowboard season officially started
China International Women’s Match Race