12 Aug 2009

Lack of height could be a problem for NZ netballers

7:46 am on 12 August 2009

The New Zealand under-21 netball side will begin the defence of their title at the World Youth Netball championships in Rarotonga, Cook Islands this afternoon with a game against Barbados.

Twenty teams are taking part in the two-week competition which started yesterday.

New Zealand have two Carribean teams first up and coach Yvette McCausland-Durie says the problem for her side is height.

The Silver Ferns shooter Paula Griffins will lead the side.