Young Vocea on learning experience

Fiji Pearls team at their 3 weeks training camp in Brisbane. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI Pearls shooter Matila Vocea has dedicated her achievement to her family as she prepare for the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, next weekend.

The 19-year-old Drekeniwai lass from Cakaudrove thanked her family for the support.

She said she remembered her late father and former Fijian ambassador to the European Union Peceli Vocea who passed away in Brussels in 2014.

The goalshooter said she had learned a lot from their game against the Silver Ferns last weekend during their Pacific Test series in New Zealand.

“Our three weeks camp in Australia and our game in New Zealand were good one,” she said.

“We learned a lot as our bond got stronger within those three weeks.

“We had training activities getting in to the field of the kind of facilities that we will be playing in.

“One of the things we learned was how to push through when times got tough because we had game after game.

“We had six games prepared for us because that was how we would play in the world cup.”

She said playing the world No.1 team was challenging because they had a lot of skills and experienced players.

“It was really an intense game which was really challenging for us, but we really expected that which was good.”

She said one of the weaknesses they needed to work on was open communication on the court and to improve on their mistakes and be consistent.

Vocea is a student at the University of the South Pacific studying double majors in computer science and chemistry.

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