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.

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