Netball Fiji launches five-year strategic plan

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Ministry of Youth and Sports PS Rovereto Nayacalevu with Netball Fiji executives after the launch of the strategic plan. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

Netball Fiji officially launched its five-year strategic plan at the Digicel Punjas National Championship in Suva yesterday.

Ministry of Youth and Sports permanent secretary Rovereto Nayacalevu was present to witness the event.

Netball Fiji president RubyAnn Sorovaki said the strategic plan was a guide that had been put in place to help the association reach its long-term goals in developing the sport around the country.

The plan, which was put together by Netball Fiji and Netball Australia back in 2020, was finally launched at the championship after being put on hold for the past three years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’d like to thank the Australian government, through DFAT and the PacificAus Sports Netball Australia team that we work with closely, our association’s presidents, teams, players and the Netball Fiji executive committee,” Sorovaki said.

She mentioned the main goal of the plan was to perform, sustain and grow netball in the country.

“Our game plan with this strategic plan is to grow, sustain and perform, with those three pillars we want to get out into the districts and make sure to grow the sport, to put programs in place to sustain netball going forward into the future in order for us to perform and to attract more partnerships.

“Just like all organisations, a strategic plan was needed as a beacon to guide where we’re going and where we wanted to be.

“That’s where the idea came from and we’ve received so much support from our stakeholders.”

Nayacalevu said the five-year plan of Netball Fiji outlined a clear and ambitious roadmap that aimed to transform netball into a thriving and internationally competitive sport in the country.

“The dedication and commitment put together, this strategic plan has laid the foundation for a promising future for netball in Fiji,” said Nayacalevu.

“Netball is often referred to as the heartbeat of our nation, it has played a crucial role in promoting unity, fostering leadership skills, and empowering our youth of today.”