National Academy Tournament hosted by Fiji to serve as a crucial selection platform for Baby Pearls

National Academy Tournament hosted by Fiji to serve as a crucial selection platform for Baby Pearls

By Marika Rasekaseka
Friday 08/12/2023
[Image: Netball Fiji]

Netball Fiji is set to host the National Academy Tournament from next Tuesday to Thursday which will serve as a crucial selection platform for the Baby Pearls under 21 wider squad, gearing up for the Netball World Youth Cup Qualifier next year.

Netball Fiji says this tournament also signifies the conclusion of the 2023 National Academy training campaign.

They say a total of eight teams will be participating in the tournament including two teams from Australia, the Victoria Institute of Sport and South Australia Institute of Sport.

Netball Fiji CEO Vivian Koster says Netball Fiji recognise the effort the Academy athletes have put in this year, and they want to see these athletes in a competition setting.

Koster says they are glad to have the Victorian and South Australian Institutes of Sports 19&U teams in the competition.

She says this is an opportunity for the Academy athletes to test themselves.

The athletes in the National Academy will be divided into five teams.

There will also be a Fiji selection team comprising current Fiji Pearls squad members who are under the age of 21 and overseas-based players who have indicated their interest in representing Fiji.

Magistrate Puamau rejects Kishore Kumar’s request to play video which was doctored using AI
Magistrate Seini Puamau decided against playing a video of what former school teacher, Kishore Kumar alleged featured Assistant Minister for Fore...
6 hours ago
Taking meaningful steps together is vital for a greener and more sustainable future - Deo
Collective responsibility to safeguard the environment and practice sustainable waste management will ensure a better future for Fiji. This has ...
53 minutes ago

Parents should teach children their own mother tongue - Vasu
People the practice their mother tongue should begin from home with parents teaching their children their own language. This has been highlighted ...
1 hour ago

No more learning in tents for Nukubolu Primary School students
Students of Nukubolu Primary School in the interior of Cakaudrove will now no longer have to study in tents after the commissioning of their new ...
3 hours ago

Firefighters rescue driver trapped in truck near Waisali Settlement
National Fire Authority firefighters have assisted in the rescue of a driver who was trapped inside the cab of his truck 200 metres down a steep ...
3 hours ago

Tech Giants pledge to combat deceptive AI use in elections
Twenty leading technology companies, including Google, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI, TikTok, X, Amazon and Adobe vowed Friday to help prevent deceptive ...
3 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Kishore Kumar Trial
Kishore Kumar is charged with allegedly making false claims on his Facebook page, Kishore Kumar Publications that there was a porn video of ...
2 days ago

Concerns raised regarding the state of CWM Hospital
General and Chief Pediatric Surgeon at the CWM Hospital, Dr Josese Turagava says due to the increase in the number of people who are moving to the ...
3 days ago

HSBC Perth 7s 2024
The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side secured a 4th place finish at the HSBC Perth 7s while the Fijiana 7s finished 8th in the Women’s ...
19 days ago