THE Lautoka Netball Association will be hoping for a better response from the clubs after defaults marred the club competition at the Nadovu grass courts last Saturday.
Clubs failed to turn up for matches after the competition was shifted from the multi-purpose courts to the Nadovu courts.
The multi-purpose courts in the Sugar City are undergoing renovations.
The defaults did not seem to deter the enthusiasm of the clubs that turned up.
Kalesi Raloka, the LNA games committee chairperson said five of their players were part of the Fiji Under-21 training squad.
She said they hoped the clubs would return in full force this week.
"We had a slow start to the competition and this was due to the change in venue from the multi-purpose courts to the grass courts in Nadovu," Raloka said.
"Initially, the competition was to resume from this week. But we shifted it to Saturday because of the bookings done for the courts."
"There is enthusiasm in the clubs as we have seen the senior players pushing the younger players during the games. There is an increase in the number of younger players representing the clubs.
"We are now into game seven of the round two competition. There are five players from the Shine On team that are in the Fiji U-21 training squad. This is a positive sign for the sport in the Sugar City. Hopefully the clubs will return in full force this week."
KBL Shine On One won the premier grade during round one while Credit Corp One was the runner-up.