Organisers hail support for netball tournament

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Team Police after winning the open grade title. Picture: SUPPLIED

Organisers of the Wrigley’s Extra City Netball tournament said they were encouraged by the support shown towards the event.

Held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva last week, the tournament had seven open women grade teams and nine mixed teams participating.

In the open grade, Police emerged victorious with team Prophets as runner-up.

Kesaia Waqaivolavola was the best player from the final.

In the mixed grade, Diamonds was the winner with Unity in second place.

Joseva Nawaqa was the best player.

“We are very pleased with the support and response shown towards our tournament,” the organisers said.

“The games saw audiences cheering for teams and players throughout the day.

“The tournament served as a platform to expose and develop the skills of netball enthusiasts both upcoming and advanced in healthy competition with each other.

“We saw participation of some very well-established teams and players, some national reps as well along with teams who are just starting their journey.

“This tournament has been very encouraging for young and upcoming players who got to showcase, test, play and learn from the best in our country.”

The organisers said through the games, they hoped to unify communities.

“We are very grateful to our sponsors Wrigley’s Extra who support our vision for healthy living and diversity in communities.”

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