Netball

Early Christmas for netball fans with Noeline Taurua extension

Sports Call – Noeline Taurua knows a lot more needs to be done before she can walk away from the Silver Ferns with some confidence that everything she’s achieved won’t be for nothing. The coach, who engineered the Silver Ferns remarkable turnaround from Comm Games failures to World Champions in just 11 months, has re-signed until...

Nasinu netball gears up for New Year

WITH a successful 2019, the Fiji Bitter Nasinu Netball association hopes for the best and a fruitful 2020. President Mereseini Delai said they hoped to increase sponsorship to allow implementing development programs. “We are working with Netball Fiji on accrediting our current coaches to become coach developers and increasing our number of participation with women,”...

Wilson joins Pulse netball

FORMER Fiji Pearls coach Vicki Wilson has joined Pulse netball coaching team in New Zealand as their specialist shooting coach. The Australian shooting great has come into a shock after there was no update or media release about her departure. According to her email, Wilson said her contract had expired at the World Cup this...

Israel Folau saga played a part in Maria’s decision to retire – Taurua

THE controversy surrounding her husband played a part in Silver Ferns shooter Maria Folau retiring from netball, New Zealand coach Noeline Taurua believes. Folau, 32, announced she’s retiring from all netball after playing 150 tests for New Zealand. She won a Netball World Cup, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and three Fast5 Netball World Series...

Bogidrau is still Netball Fiji boss

WAINIKITI Bogidrau will continue as president of Netball Fiji for a second term. Netball Fiji has a constitutional requirement that a member of the executive can only stand for two terms in a position. According to the vice-president admin Vivian Koster, Bogidrau will continue as president despite holding the presidency position of Netball Oceania. “A...

Netball tournament cancelled

THE most awaited Grasshoppers Netball Tournament has been cancelled due to the measles outbreak here in the country. According to their Facebook page they have taken the rare move of postponing the tournament next week till further notice, amid health concerns relating to the measles outbreak here in the Pacific. This is a directive forwarded...

Shine On dominates netball event

HOST club Shine On capped their 2019 season on a high note by reaching the finals of all the categories during the International Netball Festival which ended at the Multipurpose Courts in Lautoka yesterday. Participating in the tournament without a major sponsor, the Shine On Club players displayed great team bonding and self-belief to fight...

Lomaji defeats Naboutini to win netball tournament

AGE isn’t a barrier for the Lomaji netters after they defeated Naboutini netball team from Serua 13-12 in the final of the Yaubula Rugby 7s and Netball tournament in Kadavu yesterday. The three-day event started off with the rugby 10s competition on Wednesday and followed by the netball and the rugby sevens finals was held...

FNPF business house netball team hopes to retain title

THE Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) business house netball team hopes to retain its title for the third time after the completion of the Suva Netball 2019 Business House competition. It starts tonight and team manager Nabotuiloma Komaisavai said they were not only to successfully defend the title but also to create friendship and relationship...

Netters meet in inter district clash

THE annual Men’s and Mixed Netball Interdistrict Championship was held yesterday at the National Netball Centre in Suva. Four grades were part of the competition namely the under-23, mixed netball, open grade and masters teams. Under-23 results: Suva Gold 18-11 Suva Silver, Suva Gold 23-7 Lautoka Red, Suva Gold 14-13 Lautoka Gold, Suva Silver21-17 Lautoka...

Wilson says “contract has expired”

FORMER Australian Diamonds player and Fiji Pearls coach Vicki Wilson contract has expired. In an email sent in by Wilson said her contract ended after the Netball World Cup. “Sadly my contract finished at the World Cup,” she said in the email. “The Sports Commission advised me earlier in the year that the international coach’s...

Army wives urged to stay healthy

THE Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Wives and Mothers Club members have been urged to look after themselves and stay healthy to be able to look after their families. This was the theme of the club’s netball tournament and a message shared by the club president Makereta Naliva. “Our theme this year is ‘Women’s...

Nasinu takes netball title after 7 years

AFTER seven years Fiji Gold Nasinu Netball team have finally won beating New World Suva 36-34 yesterday. It was a battle of national players between New World Suva and Fiji Gold Nasinu at the National Netball Centre. The Alesi Waqa Paul-captained team was unstoppable right until the end of the final whistle. Goal shooters Lydia...

Punjas Digicel IDC: Suva Green wins premier grade

SUVA Green defeated Nasinu 26-16 in the premier grade at the Punjas Digicel inter-district championship today. They also won the under 19 grade defeating Nadi 35-15. Coach Kitione Waqavonovono said the players played their hearts out. “It was not the results that I was expected but I am grateful to the players that they did...

Suva, Nasinu dominate netball tourney

SUVA and Nasinu districts dominated in this year’s Central Primary Schools Netball Tournament which was held over two days at the National Netball Centre in Suva. Suva made a clean sweep in three grades which were the under-9, 12 and 14 grades. Nasinu took the under-10, 11 and 13 titles. The Suva under-14 team easily...

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