FIJI will be bidding to host the World Netball Championship (WNC), says Netball Fiji president Wainikiti Bogidrau.
Following the success of the 2012 LICI Pacific Netball Series (PNS) which was held in Suva last wee, Netball Fiji hopes to bring the world event home within the next decade.
Bogidrau told Times Sport the participating teams' officials and Oceania Netball Federation at the PNS were satisfied with Fiji's ability to host international events.
She said they had positive feedback from them and support for hosting the WNC in the near future.
Fiji was awarded the hosting rights of the 2007 WNC but the International Federation of Netball Association (IFNA) later stripped the rights and took the event to New Zealand.
"It was unfortunate that we were unable to host the 2007 WNC but that doesn't mean, we cannot bid to host the event," Bogidrau said.
"We feel that the sponsors are really supportive following the national team's performance and also running and the hosting of the regional event.
"We have received good comments especially from those teams that visited including the Netball New Zealand officials."
Oceania Netball president Tina Brown, who was present during the three-day PNS, was happy with Fiji's effort in hosting the regional event.
She said Fiji showed real potential to host world events in the near future.
"There is no reason why Fiji can't send a bid for the World Youth Championship. The good thing was we talked about that in our region (during a meeting) so that they can get support from other countries when making the bid," Brown said.
Brown was also excited with the prospect of the annual PNS, which completed its first cycle in Fiji last week.
The tournament, which started in 2009 in Samoa, has been hosted by all participating countries.
Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands and Papua New Guinea are the regional counties playing in this tournament.
"I'm really excited about the standard of play in our region. Not only the competition is getting exciting but also each time I watched it, the standard is going up," Brown said.
"Most importantly they (the participating countries) bring in their young players because that's where the future is."
Brown said they were happy with the support they were getting from New Zealand and Australia in development of netball. She said the regional teams had the ability to achieve higher rankings.
"Fiji was there at number five and if you look at the competition its possible for any one of them to be at least in top six."
Fiji, ranked seventh in the world, won their third consecutive PNS title last week.