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Netball elite join U21

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, July 11, 2013

THREE elite players have been named in the Fiji under-21 team to the World Youth Netball Championship in Glasgow, Scotland next month.

The 12-member team named by coach Unaisi Rokoura has national reps Raijeli Daveua and Unaisi Rauluni along with former national rep and goal shooter Afa Rusivakula.

Rokoura said the team was selected after a series of trial matches including the three games played against the Samoan U21 in Apia during the Pacific Netball Series last month.

"The selectors and I looked at the strengths of all the players available to us and the team that we have come up with is the best line-up we have right now," she said in a statement from Netball Fiji.

"We will continue our preparation that includes matches against selected teams to test out our strategies and combination. We will be changing our training schedule as we draw closer to our departure, as we try and acclimatise the team to the different time zone that we will experience whilst on tour."

Fiji is in Group A along with Australia, South Africa, Israel and Namibia.

The national side will open its campaign against Namibia on August 23.

Fiji U21: Shooters - Unaisi Rauluni (Co-Vice Captain), Afa Rusivakula, Losalini Tuifagalele, Kula Tabete (Co-Vice Captain); Mid-court - Louise Bereso, Wasela Bogi, Esther Kim, Debora o, Anaseini Rusivakula, Raijeli Daveua (Captain)


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