GEORGE Curly Esther < Back  
Sport Netball
CGA Cook Islands   
Gender Women
Born 10 May 1976
Height1.63 m
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Banker
Languages English
Higher education Deakin University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing netball in grade one, primary school.
Club / Team Avatiu Netball Club: Cook Islands
Name of coach Tai Manavaroa
Coach from which country? Cook Islands
Coach from what year? 2010
International Debut
Year 2003
Competing for Cook Islands
Location Suva
General Interest
Nicknames Curls. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)
Hobbies Enjoys reading, photography and spending time with the family. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Representing Cook Islands at the 2003 South Pacific Games and receiving a gold medal. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Her mother Nooroa and Pare Maui, who were members of the first gold medal winning Cook Islands netball side from 1966. Her other idol includes Vicki Wilson. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto Go hard and you can do it. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledging Him and He shall direct your paths. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)
Awards and honours Recipient of the top-shooter awards in Rarotonga, Cook Islands in the following years: 2003-2005 and 2010. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)
Other sports She represented the Cook Islands in volleyball and basketball. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)
Famous relatives Her cousin Kevin Iro played rugby league and her aunty Margaret Matenga played for the Silver Ferns. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)
Ambitions To make the most of every opportunity and to give back to the sport I love. Also, she aims to be involved with the Cook Islands Netball development (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)