Fiji Time: 4:08 PM on Thursday 5 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Surprise for west netters

Emoni Narawa
Sunday, May 06, 2012

LAUTOKA Netball Association are surprised with the large number of clubs that have joined the association for the new season.

Yesterday, LNA conducted friendly games between the clubs to get the spirit of the game going before the season proper starts on May 19.

LNA vice-president Tima Bouwalu said they were positive more teams would register.

"We have more than 25 clubs registered for Lautoka this season. This is a huge number compared to last year when we had less than 20 clubs," she said.

Defending champion Downer, Credit Corp and Shineon are some of the top teams in the competition. Bouwalu said they wanted to lift the level of competition.

"Last year we had less teams in the competition, now we are surprised with the number of clubs registering. We are organising these friendly games to attract more teams for the season. We are expecting more within the next few weeks," Bouwalu said.

Meanwhile, seven western-based players are in the Fiji under-21 side preparing for the World Junior Netball Championship in Singapore next year.

Also Raijeli Daurewa is the lone Lautoka-based player to be in the Fiji netball team for the Pacific Series.

Bouwalu said Daurewa's selection was a challenge to the other players vying to represent Fiji in the future.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ali praises PM
  2. Against torture
  3. Eggplant beats papaya sales for the first time
  4. Committee voices disappointment
  5. IT academy opens doors
  6. Police warn farmers
  7. Refrain from eating, killing turtles
  8. State firms doing well
  9. Call for independent body
  10. Human rights training recommended for disciplined forces

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  3. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  4. Two appear in court Tuesday (03 Mar)
  5. Face for a book Monday (02 Mar)
  6. A-G: Don't interfere Tuesday (03 Mar)
  7. New uniform for institution Wednesday (04 Mar)
  8. For sale! Sunday (01 Mar)
  9. Father of taxi debate Monday (02 Mar)
  10. Looking at the big picture in 7s rugby Monday (02 Mar)