Netball

UK duo join team

UNITED KINGDOM-BASED players Ellie Nawele and Dee Bolakoro have joined the Fiji Pearls team training camp in Brisbane in preparations for the Netball World Cup. Coach Vicki Wilson said the two players arrived in camp with great fitness having competed in the Vitality Super League competition in England. “Fifteen players assembled in Brisbane Monday June...

Fiji Gold Nasinu five for world cup

STAY calm, stay focused and just give it their all in each and every game, from the first whistle to the final whistle. This is the advice Mereseini Delai Rabolabiu, the President of the Fiji Gold Nasinu Netball Association would leave with the five from their association who have been selected to represent Fiji to...

$24k for sporting teams to Pacific Games

PARADISE Beverage has given a total of $24,000 to four sports that will be taking part in the Pacific Games in Samoa next month. That is Athletics Fiji, Paralympic Table tennis, Paralympic-athletics and squash. General manager Sales and Corporate Affairs Joe Rodan Senior said they were here to promote both major and minor sports that...

Former Silver Fern on netball mission

RAROTONGA,27 MAY 2019 (COOK ISLANDS NEWS) -Jodi Brown, the former Silver Fern, is in Rarotonga to deliver New Zealand Netball’s Pacific Sporting Partnership (PSP) programme on the island. Brown arrived into the country last week and attended the opening ceremony of the Rising Stars Schools Competition which was  held at the Arorangi Netball Courts.. Brown,...

Netball Fiji announces team to Netball World 15

NETBALL Fiji today announced the names of 15 players earmarked to represent Fiji at the Netball World Cup 2019. These include the 12 athletes that will travel to Liverpool and the three non-travelling reserves. The 15 players are: 1. Lydia Panapasa 2. Unaisi Rauluni 3. Matila Vocea 4. Alisi Nawele 5. Laisani Waqa 6. Kaitlyn...

Members of the Fiji Pearls netball side at the Nadi International Airport yesterday before flying to New Zealand. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Boost for Fiji Pearls

FORMER Silver Ferns analyst Dr Bobby Willcox has joined the Fiji Pearls ahead of the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. Coach Vicki Wilson said Dr Bobby Willcox contribution to the team had boosted the morale of the girls. “We have tremendous growth this year because we’ve got onboard now our performance analyst Dr Bobby...

Members of the Fiji Pearls netball side at the Nadi International Airport yesterday before flying to New Zealand. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

$468k for Pearls

THE Fiji Pearls squad received $468,790 from the Fiji National Sports Commission yesterday to help in their preparation for the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England in June. Commission chairman Peter Mazey said the commission was pleased that it could extend the overseas grant to netball as the major female sport in Fiji. “This is...

World cup boost for Fiji Pearls

THE Fiji Pearls received $468,790 from the Fiji National Sports Commission for their preparation towards the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England in June. Executive chairman Peter Mazey said the commission was pleased that it could extend the overseas grant to netball as the major female sport in Fiji. “This is a pinnacle event in...

Fiji Pearls in tough world cup pool

THE Fiji Pearls netball team has a huge challenge in the pool games of the coming Netball World Cup from July 12 to 21 in Liverpool, England. The team is pooled with Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and South Africa who are all ranked higher than Fiji. Fiji Pearls head coach Vicky Wilson said the girls...

Netball Australia to provide high-performance support to Pacific netball teams

SYDNEY, 15 MAY 2019 (INSIDE THE GAMES) – Netball Australia will be supporting the high-performance needs of the Pacific’s top netball teams as they prepare for the 2019 Netball World Cup and Pacific Games. They will work with the Australia Pacific Sports Linkages Programme to assist Netball Samoa and Fiji Netball in their preparations for...

Fiji Pearls strap up for Netball World Cup

THE Fiji Pearls netball team is back home after its successful three weeks tour of Singapore and Australia. The Fiji Pearls are preparing for the upcoming IFNA Netball World Cup in July after being undefeated in all the matches in the past three weeks. At the Arafura Games, the Pearls played against the Australia Defence...

Arafura Games: Fiji Pearls wins gold

THE Fiji Pearls have proven themselves at Arafura Games last weekend after scooping gold. The Pearls played against the Australia Defence Force in the finals where they came out victorious 65-37. Fiji stayed undefeated throughout the pool games and the play offs winning six games in total. With only 66 days left for the Netball...

Pearls in to semi-finals

THE Fiji Pearls will take on Brunei Darussalam in the semi-finals of the Open Women’s netball tournament in Darwin, Australia, this evening. They had won all their games successfully, with their last game beating Palmerston NT 84-24. The final will be played tomorrow afternoon. More in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

Fiji Pearls to play SAASTA Red at Arafura Games

THE Fiji Pearls will play their first game at the Arafura Games in Australia today. The Pearls take on the SAASTA Red in their first of six games in Darwin. This is part of their Netball World Cup preparations that also includes the three test matches against Singapore last week, which they won. Meanwhile, Taraima...

Arafura Games: Six players to join Pearls in Darwin

SIX players will be joining the National side in Darwin, Australia for the Arafura games. The players Taraima Mitchell along with Matila Vocea, Verenaisi Sawana, Mereani Tuwai, Tahisha Hunt and Merelita Radiniceva are expected to showcase their talent. Coach Vicki Wilson said her expectation from the players regardless of the age is for them to...

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