Upcoming talent showcased at Māori Netball Tournament

By Ripeka Timutimu

Ikaroa ki te Tonga have taken out the U17 and premier grades of the Māori Netball Tournament, thanks to the help of three of the brightest rising stars. Sisters Brooke and Tori Watt, and Tiana Metuarau made their mark this weekend on court in Wellington, no surprises considering that sporting talent is in their blood.

They could be mistaken for twins on court, but there's no mistaking which Watt sister is calling the shots.

Although Brooke Watt is only 21 years of age, she's risen through the ranks of netball. 16-year-old Tori, is following in her footsteps trialing for the national secondary schools team.

Sporting talent is in their blood, which they say comes from their father, Wellington rugby stalwart, Richard Watt.

Another player with sporting genes, is Tiana Metuarau, daughter of Silver Ferns Coach, Waimarama Taumaunu.

She's only 14 years old, but she has some big goals for the future.

There's no doubting we will see more of these rising stars in years to come.