Netball

World Cup focus

NETBALL Fiji is now working on team plans as its starts preparation towards the 2019 Netball World Cup which will be held from July 12-21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Fiji Pearls assistant...

Irene aims to develop grassroots netball

FORMER Silver Ferns player Irene van Dyk is in the country under the NetGo program, an initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand through the Pacific partnership to help in the development of young netball enthusiasts in the country. The program is to help in the development of the sport from...

Van Dyk in Fiji for NetGo program

FORMER Silver Ferns player Irene van Dyk is in the country under the NetGo program to help in the development of young netball enthusiasts in the country. The program is an initiative by the Ministry of Foreign affairs and trade New Zealand through the Pacific partnership program to help in the development of the sport...

Silver Ferns suffer another loss to Australian Diamonds in Constellation Cup

TOWNSVILLE,11 OCTOBER 2018 (NZ HERALD) – Another game against the Australian Diamonds, another loss for the Silver Ferns. And it most certainly wasn’t the result skipper Laura Langman would have hoped for on the night she officially became the most capped Silver Fern – overtaking shooting legend Irene van Dyk with 146 tests to her...

Quest for Pacific Games netball volunteers

APIA, 098 OCTOBER 2018 (SAMOA OBSERVER) – As Samoa counts down to the Pacific Games next year, Netball Samoa is on the move. As well as preparing the teams to aim for gold, they are also looking for volunteers to help stage the competition. You could be one of them. “Volunteers will play a very...

Tailevu netball awards winners

THE Tailevu Netball Association (TNA) has credited the players and supporters for a successful 2018 season. President Nani Narayan said without the support from teams and the major sponsor, nothing could be achieved. “We thank our major sponsor Sun Insurance for stepping in and supporting us in this year’s club competition,” Narayan said. “We thank...

Weekly netball competitions a success, says association

THE Tailevu Netball Association has credited the players and supporters for the successful completion of their weekly competitions. President Nani Narayan said without the support from the teams and the major sponsors nothing could be achieved. “We thank our major sponsor Sun Insurance for stepping in and supporting us in this year’s club games competition,”...

2019 Netball World Cup pool draws announced

NOTTINGHAM,  2018 (INSIDE THE GAMES) – Commonwealth Games champions and hosts England will take on Scotland at next year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool after organisers conducted the draw for the tournament. England, seeded second for the first time, will also face Uganda and Samoa in Group D following the draw in Nottingham. Defending champions...

2019 Netball World Cup: Fiji Pearls in tough pool

THE Fiji Pearls side has been drawn in a tough pool for the 2019 Netball World Cup. The Pearls will face Jamaica, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago in the pool stage of the competition. In Pool C, Fiji faces Jamaica on the 12th of July, South Africa a day later and then Trinidad and...

Women in sports

THE Fiji Women in Sports Commission (WISC) continues to promote leadership for women in sporting organisations. This was revealed on Tuesday during the WISC fourth coaching clinic at Yat Sen Secondary School ground in Flagstaff, Suva. The clinic, conducted by former Flying Fijian Seremaia Bai, was attended by female students from different racial backgrounds. “We...

Sports Hall of Fame

  SOURCE: FASANOC THE Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) is inviting nominations from national federations and the public for inductees into the prestigious Fiji Sports Hall of Fame and nominations for the Fiji Olympic Order. “This is an opportunity to nominate and recognise athletes and administrators who had achieved the highest...

Matila wants team to lift standard

FORMER Fiji Pearls captain Matila Waqawai nee Waqanidrola believes the national side needs to lift its level ahead of the World Cup in Liverpool, England next July. Waqawai watched the finals action during the Fiji Secondary Schools Netball Championship at the Lautoka Central College grounds yesterday. The former national defender said the performance level of...

Vunisea after history

THE Vunisea Secondary School netball team is eager to stamp its mark in this year’s Powerade Secondary Schools Netball Series which started yesterday at the Lautoka Central College ground. Vunisea aims to win the tournament after being inspired by the success of their younger sisters at this week’s Central Division Primary Schools Netball Tournament in...

Secondary school netball: Vunimono defies odds with upset

VUNIMOMO High School defied all odds and upset St Joseph’s Secondary School 12-8 in the Powerade Super Series Netball Championships Under 19 pool encounter held at Lautoka Central College ground yesterday afternoon. The Nausori-based team played as a team, pressurised its opponents to commit unforced errors and capitalise on their opposition weakness to win the...

Secondary schools netball: Defending champs to face stiff competition

DEFENDING Powerade Secondary Schools Series Under 19 champion Suva Grammar School is expected to face stiff competition in this year’s event held at Lautoka Central College ground. The side started its campaign on a high note beating Nasinu Secondary School 44-23 in their first match before facing the host team later in the afternoon. The...

Secondary school netball: ACS survives tough challenge

ADI CAKOBAU School survived a tough challenge against Suva Grammar School in the Powerade Secondary Schools Series open grade pool game held at Central College Lautoka ground this afternoon. The reigning champions were stretched to the wire by determined Suva Grammar netters but they held on to secure a close 17-15 pool game win. Barring...

Kadavu rules U14 grade in Central Division

NETBALL Fiji country co-ordinator Unaisi Rokoura was impressed with the result of the Central Division Primary Schools inter-district netball competition. She credited the performance of the primary school netballers to the development from the teachers. In the Major Division, Kadavu took home the under-14 and U9 titles, Suva was crowned the U13 and U11 grade...

Kadavu, Suva dominates inter-district netball tourney

KADAVU and Suva have dominated the Central Division Primary School inter-district netball tournament at the Netball Centre in Suva. Both teams have qualified in all grade for the finals this afternoon. Kadavu teams were undefeated in the under 9, 13 and 14 while Suva took up all grades.

Kadavu wins U14 inter-district netball title

KADAVU took home the under-14 title for the Central Division Primary School Inter-district netball competition. They defeated Suva Gold 12-11. Suva took home the U11 and U13 grade after beating Kadavu, while Nasinu was crowned the U12 champions after beating Kadavu 8-7. Head coach Kelerayani Tuni said they were really impressed with how the players...

Netball IDC: Suva scoops major titles

Suva scooped all the major titles at the Punjas Digicel National Championship held at Lautoka’s multipurpose court this afternoon. Suva Blue secured a come-from-behind 25-22win over Nasinu to successfully defended its trophy. The under 18 final was a tussle between Suva Silver and Suva Gold that was won by the Gold. Suva Green took out too...

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