FIJI netball coach Unaisi Rokoura has started search for replacements as senior players opt out of the national team because of personal commitments.
Former skipper Mere Rabuka-Neiliko is the latest player to opt out as she joined her husband and former Flying Fijian Jone Qovu in France.
Rokoura, who has named nine under-21 players in the extended national squad, said she was building the team for the 2015 World Netball Championship (WNC) in Australia.
The former national skipper said she had started searching for capable replacements who could spearhead Fiji's campaign in the upcoming international competitions.
"With the players in the extended squad, it gives us time to regroup and set our strategies right for the 2015 WNC. We still have time on hand and we don't want to leave things to the last minute," Rokoura said.
Rokoura said the squad had two training sessions per week where they focused on the basic skills.