Netball

2019 Tiliva 7s and netball tournament launch

THE 2019 Tiliva rugby 7s and netball tournament has been launched with another village project on the list to fulfill after the tournament in April. Two years ago, the inaugural Tiliva 7s marketed itself across the world through the World Sevens Series and locally trying to implement island rugby at its best and this year...

25 named in Fiji Pearls squad for World Cup

FIJI Pearls has chosen its 25 member squad as they prepare for the Netball World Cup which is to be held in July 12 to 21 in Liverpool, England. The national side held its first trials today at the FMF gymnasium where more than 40 players were present. Netball Fiji president Wainikiti Bogidrau said the...

Silver Ferns mull Laura Langman centre switch after English loss

AUCKLAND, 16 JANUARY 2019 (STUFF NZ) – The Silver Ferns skipper played the full 60 minutes at wing defence in Monday’s 54-41 loss to England in their Northern Quad Series opener in Liverpool, their fourth straight loss to the Commonwealth Games gold medallists. Langman started all seven games in the centre bib to finish 2018...

Fijian British Army soldier focuses on national netball team

BRITISH Army soldier Alisi Nawele hopes to one day represent the country in netball. Nawele, who had been serving in the force for 15 years, recently made her debut in the Vitality Netball Super League last weekend, playing for Celtic Dragons which is a netball franchise based in Wales. The Lovonivonu, Taveuni native said she...

Salad Bowl wins

THE Salad Bowl team from Sigatoka in Nadroga scooped the netball title of the Hideaway Resort Burenitu Youth netball tournament beating Burenitu Serua Young Netters in the final on Friday. The netball tournament was in correspondence with the rugby sevens tournament also sponsored by Hideaway Resort with teams from other provinces and the traditional ties...

Sacked Ferns defender says she’ll be back

The former Silver Ferns captain Katrina Rore (nee Grant) says she still wants to compete at next year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool. Rore, who was replaced as captain when Noeline Taurua took over as coach earlier this year, wasn’t selected in the 12 strong squad for the Quad series against Australia, England and South...

Netball Samoa gear up for big 2019 with Wellington training camp

APIA, 17 DECEMBER 2018 (SAMOA OBSERVER) – Samoa’s national netball team completed a training camp in Wellington, New Zealand last week, in preparation for the Pacific Games and World Cup next year. The wider training squad of 18 players competed in three games over the four-day camp, as well as multiple trainings every day. Coach...

Noeline Taurua was right to exclude Rore

Veteran netballer Katrina Rore’s omission from the Silver Ferns has shocked many but coach Noeline Taurua has made the right decision. This week’s Silver Ferns selections camp was not a dress rehearsal. Coach Noeline Taurua’s 12 players selected for the upcoming Quad Series in England, in her opinion, is a step closer to a New...

Netball tourney to expand

GRASSHOPPERS Netball Festival organisers are thinking of expanding the tournament from next year. Tournament coordinator Gabrielli Qoro said the annual tournament had grown since its inception. “This tournament is in its third year running and we have observed how it has tremendously grown,” Qoro said. “We started with a few teams and now we have...

Former netball rep passes away

FORMER netball player Alini Rabitu Sovu has passed away. THE former South Pacific Games 2013 chef de mission was called to rest after a short illness. The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) chief executive officer Lorraine Mar said Rabitu has been an inspiration in the sporting arena. “FASANOC is deeply saddened...

Help for netball coach

THE NetGo Fiji program in partnership with Netball New Zealand has helped 37 teachers qualified with coaching accreditations last weekend at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. “As many as 37 teachers from all over Fiji received their Oceania Foundation Coaching Accreditation certificate after a two-day session at the ANZ Stadium,” said Netball Fiji PSP country...

More teachers get netball accreditation under NetGO Programme

THIRTY-SEVEN teachers from around the country received their Oceania Foundation Coaching Accreditation Certificate after a two-day session at the ANZ Stadium over the weekend. This will enabled the teachers to teach and coach netball in their various schools as part of the NetGo Programme. The programme, set up by Netball New Zealand, aims to tackle a...

Motivationz Sunshine Coast Australia victorious at netball tourney

MOTIVATIONZ Sunshine Coast Australia walked away victorious after they won the U19 title thrashing Grasshoppers Gold 20-6 in the finals of the Grasshoppers Netball Tournament at the National Netball Centre in Laucala Bay, Suva. The U16 team scooped gold medal as well beating hosts Grasshoppers Diamonds 26-9 in the finals. For the U14 grade hosts...

2018 Grasshoppers Netball Festival: Motivationz Australia causes upset

MOTIVATIONZ Sunshine Coast Australia is currently causing upsets at the 2018 Grasshoppers Netball Festival at the National Netball Centre in Laucala bay, Suva. The Kim Howard coached side is most likely to feature in the final rounds of the games this afternoon. Tournament organizer Alumeci Vosararawa said the Australian team has been causing upsets since...

Developing sports to impact Gau youths

THE Fiji National Sports Commission (FNSC) has made an impact on the lives of 30 youths on Gau Island. The commission conducted a two-week sports development and training program on the island last month. The program coincided with the staging of the 2018 Nacavanadi 7s tournament a fortnight ago. The program included the Train the...

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