ORGANISERS of the Suva Secondary Schools Netball Association (SSSNA) competition are amazed by the level of competition provided by netballers with disabilities.
Students of the Fiji Vocational Training Centre, Gospel School of Deaf, Suva Special School and Hilton Special School are competing in the Suva competition under the name Inspiring Fijians (IF).
SSSNA president Lisi Narokolevu said despite playing with disabilities, the IF has been providing stiff competition to the other schools in the competition.
"The IF has been competing in the under 17 girls and open grades and they also have a mens team," Narokolevu said.
"And they have been doing well in the competition so far as only four weeks of competition has been played," she said.
"Their mens team has won three games so far and today (yesterday) they beat Jai Narayan College 4-3 while their u-17 team lost by only one point (6-7) to Laucala Bay Secondary School (LBSS)."
She has predicted the IF to reach the elimination stages of the competition.
"With the way they have been playing and improving every week, they should qualify for the elimination rounds.
"We are pleased to have them play in this competition and it's exciting to watch them play."
Meanwhile, the final pool games will be played next weekend and Narokolevu said the quarter-finals will be played the following week.
"The top four teams with the highest points after the pool competition will qualify from each pool for the quarterfinals," she said.