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Youth coach works on improving overall play

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, December 17, 2012

SKILL and technique are two areas that Fiji Football Association development officer Charlene Lockington will work on with the women's national under-17 training squad in the build-up to the 2014 Oceania qualifiers.

The national women's U17 squad featured in the Ultimate Cup last week but failed to reach the final after losing to opponents from Australia and New Zealand.

Despite the losses, Lockington said the initial hit-out for the team proved positive.

She said the girls showed a lot of determination.

"We had the cream of the under-17 players in camp in Ba," Lockington said.

"But there are some good talents out there who could not make it.

"So we will get things organised and start camps again next year. We hope to bring those players who missed out.

"For our under-17, we are preparing for the OFC qualifiers in 2014.

"This is the stepping stone towards it. Fiji will be a team to beat in that tournament.

"The few things that we have to touch up are on skills and techniques.

"There are other age group competitions for women's football which will start next year."