Netball

Matila wants team to lift standard

FORMER Fiji Pearls captain Matila Waqawai nee Waqanidrola believes the national side needs to lift its level ahead of the World Cup in Liverpool, England next July. Waqawai watched the finals action during the Fiji...

Vunisea after history

THE Vunisea Secondary School netball team is eager to stamp its mark in this year’s Powerade Secondary Schools Netball Series which started yesterday at the Lautoka Central College ground. Vunisea aims to win the tournament after being inspired by the success of their younger sisters at this week’s Central Division Primary Schools Netball Tournament in...

Secondary school netball: Vunimono defies odds with upset

VUNIMOMO High School defied all odds and upset St Joseph’s Secondary School 12-8 in the Powerade Super Series Netball Championships Under 19 pool encounter held at Lautoka Central College ground yesterday afternoon. The Nausori-based team played as a team, pressurised its opponents to commit unforced errors and capitalise on their opposition weakness to win the...

Secondary schools netball: Defending champs to face stiff competition

DEFENDING Powerade Secondary Schools Series Under 19 champion Suva Grammar School is expected to face stiff competition in this year’s event held at Lautoka Central College ground. The side started its campaign on a high note beating Nasinu Secondary School 44-23 in their first match before facing the host team later in the afternoon. The...

Secondary school netball: ACS survives tough challenge

ADI CAKOBAU School survived a tough challenge against Suva Grammar School in the Powerade Secondary Schools Series open grade pool game held at Central College Lautoka ground this afternoon. The reigning champions were stretched to the wire by determined Suva Grammar netters but they held on to secure a close 17-15 pool game win. Barring...

Kadavu rules U14 grade in Central Division

NETBALL Fiji country co-ordinator Unaisi Rokoura was impressed with the result of the Central Division Primary Schools inter-district netball competition. She credited the performance of the primary school netballers to the development from the teachers. In the Major Division, Kadavu took home the under-14 and U9 titles, Suva was crowned the U13 and U11 grade...

Kadavu, Suva dominates inter-district netball tourney

KADAVU and Suva have dominated the Central Division Primary School inter-district netball tournament at the Netball Centre in Suva. Both teams have qualified in all grade for the finals this afternoon. Kadavu teams were undefeated in the under 9, 13 and 14 while Suva took up all grades.

Kadavu wins U14 inter-district netball title

KADAVU took home the under-14 title for the Central Division Primary School Inter-district netball competition. They defeated Suva Gold 12-11. Suva took home the U11 and U13 grade after beating Kadavu, while Nasinu was crowned the U12 champions after beating Kadavu 8-7. Head coach Kelerayani Tuni said they were really impressed with how the players...

Netball IDC: Suva scoops major titles

Suva scooped all the major titles at the Punjas Digicel National Championship held at Lautoka’s multipurpose court this afternoon. Suva Blue secured a come-from-behind 25-22win over Nasinu to successfully defended its trophy. The under 18 final was a tussle between Suva Silver and Suva Gold that was won by the Gold. Suva Green took out too...

Netball IDC: Suva qualifies for finals

SUVA has qualified for the three finals in the Punjas Digicel National Championship held at Lautoka’s Multi purpose court this afternoon. In the under 18 grade Suva Gold to face Suva Silver while Suva White to face Tailevu in the Major B final. Defending champion Suva Blues to face Nasinu in the  Major A division....

Netball championship: Flying start for hosts Lautoka

HOSTS Lautoka has made a flying start at the Punjas Digicel Netball Championship. In the first round of matches in the Under-18 grade this morning, Lautoka One thumped Wai A 44-2 in a one-sided affair. Wai A is a team from Nadroga West. In other matches, Suva Silver thrashed Nadroga 33-6; Wai B edged Naitasiri...

Netball IDC launch

NETBALL Fiji receives a major boost with a timely joint sponsorship from Punjas and Digicel to sponsor this year’s Punjas Digicel National Championship scheduled to start at Lautoka’s multi-purpose courts this morning. The event will be the biggest netball festival to be staged in the country –– boasting a total of 38 teams from 12...

Lautoka plays host to two-day netball championship

MORE than 400 netters are gathering in Lautoka today to compete for the two-day Punjas Digicel National Championship scheduled at the Lautoka Multi-purpose court later this morning. Boosted by the joint sponsorship of Punjas and Digicel, a total of 38 netball teams will compete for the top awards in the respective A, B and under...

Former NZ netball star visits

IT will be an opportunity for the young netball players to meet their role model and former New Zealand Silver Fern goal shooter Jodie Brown when she visits schools and competitions around the country promoting physical activities and the sport of netball this week. Brown will be the ambassador for Fiji Netball Pacific Sporting Partnership...

Suva teams ready

THE NewWorld Suva Netball Association teams are coming out in full force to try and retain their titles in the Inder-District Netball championship that will be held on August 10-11 at the multipurpose courts in Lautoka. The Capital City side has registered six teams to represent the association this year. NewWorld Suva Netball Association A...

Tagimoucia Netball Club scoops nine awards

THE Tagimoucia Netball Club (TNC) was awarded the 2018 Newworld IGA Suva Netball Association tournament overall winner at the association awards night last Saturday. The club, which is in its second year of existence, scooped nine awards, including the New World IGA Suva Netball Overall winner award. Tagimoucia Netball Club president Elia Solicakau said he...

Nasinu wins 2018 Shree Sanatan Dharm Nari Sabha IDC netball title

NASINU defeated Tuva 11-2 to win the 2018 Shree Sanatan Dharm Nari Sabha Inter-District Championship netball title. The competition was played at the Samabula Primary Schools earlier yesterday. Netball co-ordinator Kamla Lajendra said she was happy with the performance of the teams. Navua won the master’s category. *More in today’s Sunday Times Sport and on...

Netball potential in school

SUVA-based Multiple Intelligence School has potential netball players who could become Fiji Pearls in future says coach Salote Bainivalu. The school was competing in the Suva Primary Schools Netball Association competition at the LICI Multipurpose court in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday. Bainivalu said the team would improve as the competition progresses in the season. “It...

Primary netball competition: Veiuto dominates U13 grade

VEIUTO Primary School (VPS) dominated the Under 13 grade in the first set of pool matches at the Suva Primary Schools Netball Competition. The Nasese-based school beat The Learning Centre (TLC) 17-2. In the same grade, Holy Trinity Anglican School (HTAS) thrashed Draiba Primary School (DPS) 7-0 while Saint Annes School (SAS) beat Dudley Intermediate...

Suva netters eye 2021 championship

THE Newworld IGA Suva Netball association has produced a Talent Identification program as part of its preparation towards the 2021 World Youth Cup.

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