Netball Australia is playing a lead role engaging with Pacific Island communities and promoting the games development through support from the Australian Government Pacific Sports Partnerships program. Implemented as the Pacific Netball Partnership(PNP), the program is being delivered in Samoa, Vanuatu, the Cook Islands and more recently in Tonga and the Papua New Guinea. The PNP has three program goals: capacity building with committed local partners;promoting sustained increases in sport-related participation; and contributing to positive social development outcomes. Since the inception of the PNP, total netball participation numbers across Vanuatu are at well over 4,000.
The Vanuatu Netball Association(VNA) assists with netball competitions across 82 schools,with over 5,000 participants. Club registration under the four main members of VNA is at 70 with over 500 participants in the National Club Championships and social competitions. Community and rural participation as a result of the outreach program, stands at over 4,300. The Samoa Netball Association has been delivering Kids Net to boys and girls in Grades 5-8. Since its inception, Kids Net has increased netball participation with over 2,475 new participants in clinics. District school tournaments have been established to improve access for regional areas with over 790 students participating.
The regular season competition also offers the opportunity for sustained participation and continues to enjoy high levels of participation with over 500 players taking part in 2012. The bi-annual social competitions also attract new players,with over 560 non-regular players participating in the most recent edition. The Smoke free Secondary School Tournament had 8 teams from 5 schools, with 84 players. NCI has also been delivering netball programs and education to students,teachers,parents and caregivers. 10 schools have been engaged in Rarotonga with 347 children between the ages of 6. 18 participating in the program.