Sport in Cook Islands

Netball is known to be the traditional sports in the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands compete as a part of netball's Oceania region. Because of the level of organization and the game's development, The Republic of Cook Islands has participated at several international events including the Pacific Games, the Commonwealth Games, the World Games, the Oceania Netball Tournament, the World Youth Netball Championship, and the International Challenge Men's and Mixed Netball Tournament. A demonstration of the Cook Islands success can be found by looking at the national team: It is one of the top ranked in the world.

Like in many of the other islands of the Pacific region, rugby union is a popular sport. The Cook Islands national rugby union team began playing on the international stage in 1971. One notable rugby sports player in Cook Islands is Kevin Leslie Iro. He is a former professional rugby league international footballer who has represented both New Zealand and the Cook Islands. In his domestic career, his achievements include playing in the Challenge Cup final for Leeds, Wigan and St. Helens. Iro is the younger brother of New Zealand rugby league international Tony Iro.

Bowling is also popular sport in the Cook Islands have at least six clubs including Ikurangi Women's Bowling Club, Parekura Men's Bowling Club, Parekura Women's Bowling Club, and Rarotonga Men's Bowling Club.

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Popular sports of Cook Islands

Cook Islands Sporting Success

Athletes from Cook Islands

Cook Islands Sports trivia

Cook Islands at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Cook Islands

Upcoming sporting events in Cook Islands

Annual sporting events held in Cook Islands

Sporting Facilities in Cook Islands

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