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M1 NSL PAPUA NEW GUINEA PLAYERS PROFILES

Posted 23 Mar 2017
Get to know the six international players from Papua New Guinea who will be joining Fier Orcas, Magic Marlins and SRC Barracudas for Round 2 of the the 2017 M1 Netball Super League.

Jacklyn Lahari - Fier Orcas

Nickname: Jax, Jacky

Height: 170cm

National Representation Experience:

PNG Pepe's: 2014 to present

 Social Media ID:

Facebook: Jacklyn Lahari

I am best known to my teammates for… being loyal, understanding, committed, quiet and a good listener

My lethal weapon on the netball court is… My explosion of the mark and feeding into the shooters

In my spare time I like to… listen to music, go for a drive and read

My inspiration to continue to excel in netball comes from… my late mother who was also a representative of PNG Netball.

If I could be a celebrity for one day, I would be…  And why Just me - I want to be myself

My match day preparation includes… Visualising, making positive thoughts and setting goals for the game

If you won 1 million dollars, what would you do with it… Buy my own place and share it with my dad

The thing I look forward to most about Singapore is… The food.


Tau Galewa - Fier Orcas

Nickname: Tautau

Height: 171cm

National Representation Experience:

PNG Pepes: 2012 to present

Social Media ID:

Facebook: Tauigagalewa

I am best known to my teammates for... My quiet personality

My lethal weapon on the netball court is… My gritty defence

In my spare time I like to… Go to the Gym

My inspiration to continue to excel in netball comes from… Our Team Coach, good team spirit and bonding and our training program.

My match day preparation includes… Listening to music, mental preparation and staying focused on the game ahead.

If you won 1 million dollars, what would you do with it… I would spend it on my family’s wellbeing.

The thing I look forward to most about Singapore is… Doing my best to play hard, well and to give it all I have. I look forward to the experience of playing at the elite competition level.


Shanna Dringo - Magic Marlins

Nickname: Shantex/Sunshine

Height: 168cm

Social Media ID:

Facebook: Shanna Dringo

Instagram: Shanna Dringo

I am best known to my teammates for... smiling and laughing too much and also been open.

My lethal weapon on the netball court is... my speed and passes

In my spare time I like to... Listen to music and keep myself busy by doing house chores.

My inspiration to continue to excel in netball comes from... My big sister

If I could be a celebrity for one day, I would be... And why... Lizzie Watson from Australia - because of her character and the way she plays out on court

My match day preparation includes... Listening to music to motivate myself and also getting my mind focused on exploringthe game plan.

If you won 1 million dollars, what would you do with it... I would help the poor and my family and also use it for myself to further my studies to archive my dreams.

The thing I look forward to most about Singapore is... The environment and the hospitality, and getting to know the culture.


Kilala Owen - Magic Marlins

Nickname: Kils  

Height: 173cm

National Representation Experience:

PNG Pepes - 1999, 2003 - present 

Social Media ID:

Facebook Page: Kilala Owen

I am best known to my teammates for... being a good listener and an easy to approach person.

My lethal weapon on the netball court is... rebounding and hunting for intercepts.

In my spare time I like to... read books and visit landmarks of the country I visit country.

My inspiration to continue to excel in netball comes from... displaying the talent that God has given me.

If I could be a celebrity for one day, I would be... And why... me, to appreciate the things life has offered me.

My match day preparation includes... having all my gears packed, being early at match venue, visualising my game and praying before the match.

If you won 1 million dollars, what would you do with it... I would provide for my family and invest in the development of Netball in PNG.

The thing I look forward to most about Singapore is... the shopping arena, Internet access and playing other international countries in Netball from the different regions of the World.


Jeperth Tulapi - SRC Barracudas

Nickname: JAPS

Height: 174cm

National Representation Experience:

PNG Pepes: 2013-2017

Social Media ID:

Facebook Page: Jeperth Tulapi

Instagram: Jeperth Tulapi 

I am best known to my teammates for... Happy Feet

My lethal weapon on the netball court is... My elevation, aggressiveness and determination

In my spare time I like to… Extra running sessions and writing my dairy.

My inspiration to continue to excel in netball comes from… My senior players are my role models.

If I could be a celebrity for one day, I would be… And why... I would be Justin Bieber because I am HOT.

My match day preparation includes… Staying Focused , Mental preparation and Listening to music

If you won 1 million dollars, what would you do with it… Help my country to run Netball clinics in rural areas and in the community.

The thing I look forward to most about Singapore is… To go out there and give my best and to get to know new people and also experience the level of the games and try to get a scholarship.


Marie Ottio - SRC Barracudas

Nickname: Maz

Height: 171.1 cm

National Representation Experience:

PNG Pepes: 2009 - 2012

Social Media ID:

Facebook Page: Marie Wilma Ottio

Instagram: marieottio

I am best known to my teammates... as a Friend and a sister.

My lethal weapon on the netball court is... my God.

In my spare time I like to... watch movies a lot and play other sports like Rugby Union and Volleyball.

My inspiration to continue to excel in netball comes from... My both parents (mother and Late Father)

If I could be a celebrity for one day, I would be... And why... Halle Berry because I like most of her movies which are inspirational and meaningful in my life.

My match day preparation includes... my training gears and daily diet.

If you won 1 million dollars, what would you do with it... I will improve my living standard with immediate family.

The thing I look forward to most about Singapore is... the environment and the atmosphere of the place which is so lovely and friendly.