Netball

Netball Fiji welcomes Test plan

Netball Fiji will have a tough task in selecting the 18-member squad for the World Cup qualifiers next month. Head coach Unaisi Rokoura said their recent matches had provided the platform for her to choose her 18-member squad for the World Cup qualifiers in July. “It was a good run for the Fiji Pearls’ extended...

Netball knockout event hailed a success

The secretary of Lautoka Men’s and Mixed Netball Association Semi Vakarewa has labelled their season opening knockout competition last Saturday at the Lautoka Multi-Purpose Courts as a success. Vakarewa said they were thrilled to be back in action after two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The support was tremendous,” he said. “We waited for...

Pearls fight back to win

The Fiji Pearls Selection made it two from two to beat the touring Singapore women’s side 48-43 at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala Bay, Suva last night. The hosts had won the first match 50-47 on Monday. The Unaisi Rokoura-coached side made a slow start to the match and trailed the visitors 12-13 in the...

Pearls shine early

The Fiji Pearls netball team overcame a strong Singapore side last night after winning 50-47 in Suva. The Singapore side had a good start in the first quarter of the game leading 15-10. However, the Pearls quickly regrouped and added 11 more points to the their score sending the team off to a 26-22 lead...

Netball Fiji to learn from Singapore team

The training matches against Singapore will set a platform for young players who want to be part of the Fiji Pearls. Coach Unaisi Rokoura said as she had prepared the national team with a focus on the potential of players who could be in the Fiji Pearl squad for the 2023 Netball World Cup Qualifiers....

Grasshopper’s wins premier

Grasshoppers Ferns defeated CBM 2 16-13 to take home the premier final of the New World IGA Suva Netball Association. For the mixed grade, Tagimoucia Phoenix won 24 against Lomaiviti Wakaya 20, and in the men’s grade Alumni defeated CBM. In the Super Grade, Tagimoucia Flames was leading the first quarter to Lomaiviti Ovalau when...

Team to face Singapore

Netball Fiji selectors will put together a national men’s team to provide warm-up matches for the touring Singapore women’s team next week. Netball Fiji chief executive officer Vivian Koster said the Punjas Fiji Men’s Netball Championship which concluded at the Vodafone Arena in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday, was a good platform to select talent. The...

Flames march on to final

Tagimoucia Flames will take on Lomaiviti Ovalau in the Suva Netball Association Super division final next week. In the semi-finals played yesterday at the National Netball Centre in Laucala Bay, the Flames walloped Lomaiviti Nairai 51-36 while Lomaiviti Ovalau edged Grasshoppers Gold 45- 36. In the Premier division, Grasshoppers Ferns will face CBM 2 in the final. The...

Netball Fiji to hold annual men’s event

Netball Fiji says the inaugural Fiji Netball Men’s Championship later this month is being held to recognise the contribution of men’s netball to the sport. Netball Fiji CEO Vivian Koster said the championship, which will be held on May 20-21, would be exciting to watch. “It is played with skill, passion, energy and elevation. It...

Sekoula shines in Lautoka courts

Sekoula took out the Lautoka Netball Association (LNA) Opening Season Knockout Championship after defeating Shine On 34-10 in the final at the Lautoka Multipurpose Courts last Saturday. The Sekoula team included Fiji Pearls rep Sereana Maragi and Fiji A squad members Afa Rusivakula, Melaia Filipe and Eva Seru. Sekoula coach Iliseva Drasuna said they planned...

Netters go through the drills

Fiji Pearls head coach Unaisi Rokoura has set out her plan for the Fiji under-21 squad members ahead of the 2025 World Youth Cup. The Fiji under-21 extended squad had its first training together at the FMF Gymnasium . The former Fiji netball player said the development began now instead of having last minute scouting....

FNU Sports and Wellness Centre open to public

The Fiji National University (FNU) Sports and Wellness Centre at Nasinu Campus is available for use by FNU alumni and community members, in addition to the University’s students and staff. FNU Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr William May said the sports complex, which was officially opened by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy,  Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, would provide...

Netball Fiji to develop youth players

As part of its three-year development plan, Netball Fiji has named a Fiji Under-21 and Talent ID squad following the PacificAus Sports Fiji Netball Youth Championship last week. The two squads will also get a chance to play Singapore this year, according to Netball Fiji chief executive officer Vivian Koster. Koster said this was in...

COVID-19 impacted Fiji Pearls outing

Fiji Netball head coach Unaisi Rokoura said COVID-19 had an impact on the Fiji Pearls preparation for the PacificAus Sports Series last month. The side went down to Tonga 60-52 in the final in Sydney, Australia. Rokoura said the series was a great opportunity and experience for the players, with five making their international debut....

Pearls shine in Fijian hearts – Vocal crowd during Fiji’s games in Aust

Members of the Fijian community in Sydney, Australia, came out in numbers to support the Fiji Pearls in the PacificAus Sports Series last week. Former Nasinu Netball Association president Mereseini Delai spoke said it was good to see a lot of Fijian fans turning up to the national side’s games. “Congratulations to the Fiji Pearls...

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