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Golden reactions

In the early hours of Monday morning, our NZU21s made it back-to-back Netball World Youth Cup wins, defeating Australia 60-57 in the grand final in Gaborone, Botswana.

In what was a memorable day for NZ sport with the Black Sox (NZ's men's softball team) also winning gold, we take a look at some of the social media reactions to our gold medal-winning victory:

Netball Scotland (@NetballScotland)

- Congratulations to @nwyc2017 Champions @NetballNZ! Well done to all competing teams & thanks our warm hosts #Botswana. We’ve loved it!

Liz Ellis (@LizzyLegs Ellis)

- Congrats to @NetballNZ – winners of #NWYC2017 and commiserations to the Aussies. What a great way to start your rivalry!

INF (@IntNetball)

- Congratulations @England_Netball, @NetballAust and #NWYC2017’s winners @NetballNZ!

Netball Scoop (@NetballScoop)

- NEW ZEALAND WIN! 2017 World Youth Cup Champions #NWYC2017

Jimama (@Jimmy_Arniel)

- We congratulate the winning team, it has been an overwhelming, breath taking tournament. We will gladly host you again. #NWYC2017

Mirfield Netball (@mirfieldnetball)

- Congrats @SilverFernsNZ U21s. Incredible 2nd half & deserved win. What a future senior team you’re going to have! @IntNetball #NWYC2017

Ash Tulloch (@Ash_Tulloch)

- Great to see the future of @NetballNZ looking promising with the #NZU21s beating Australia in the final of the #NWYC2017

Michael (@xLurch)

- Superb game from @NetballNZ. Deserved winners and back-to-back World Youth Cup champions! #NWYC2017

MacBeth(any) (@Bethany__Claire)

- New Zealand absolutely killed it at the Netball World Youth Cup. Such a fab team #NWYC2017-07-18

Caitlin Boyd (@c_itlinalice)

- LITTLE BEAUTIES! @NetballNZ @NWYC2017

Nikki Lloyd (@Nikkinetball30)

- Fantastic @NWYC2017 match here! NZ playing smart netball & ballside positioning in shooting circle looking good! Fab netball all around…

Stuff.co.nz

- New Zealand has won back-to-back titles for the first time in their history!

Drug Free Sport NZ

- Massive congrats to Netball New Zealand U21 team taking out the Netball World Youth Cup (again)

The celebrated NZU21s squad will return home from Botswana with their gold this Wednesday, 19 July.

Click here for NWYC2017 news, full results & gallery.