Fiji vs Ireland
THE Fiji under-21 netball side will face Ireland in the first of its three play-off matches at the World Youth Championship in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday. Its 82-20 drubbing of Israel on Tuesday morning saw the national side finish third in their pool. Should Fiji win all the play-off matches, it will finish ninth in the competition.
THE Victoria Squash Club will host a W&G Beginners and Novice Players tournament exclusively for beginners or D-grade players at the Victoria Courts from September 16 to 19. Tournament fee is $15 per player and entries close on September 12. Organiser Kee Fong said the tournament was a mixed event.
FORMER Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori will be part of the Melbourne Cricket Club's development tour and has agreed to be part of coaching clinics and competitions. Vettori is in the country as an ambassador for the Fred Hollows Foundation, which works on restoring sight and ending avoidable blindness. The MCC will play games with the Fijian selection sides while on tour.
NATIONAL swimming rep Douglas Miller will start his new swimming program at Golden West College, Huntingdon Beach, California later this week. According to the report on the Fiji Swimming website, Douglas is the recipient of a Samsung Oceania Foundation scholarship along with Cheyenne Rova and William Clark, who start classes at Iowa Lakes Community College this week as well.
THE return match of the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries Premier Division play-offs will be held next weekend in Vanua Levu. Dreketi held Nasinu to a 1-all draw last Friday at the USP grounds in Suva in the first match. A win for either side will see them crowned the premier division champions for this season. The time and venue for the match will be released later by the Fiji Football Association.
LAUTOKA Golf Club vice-captain Suren Pillay took out the M & E Traders-sponsored 12 holes stroke event at the Golf Links course on Saturday. Pillay recorded a score of 38 to claim the overall gross title. Newcomer Lawrence Benjamin took out the overall nett title with a score of 34. Raymond Singh won the A grade nett. He scored 36. Vijay Ram took out the B grade nett. Pravin Kumar won the C grade nett with a score of 40.
GORDON Thompson broke a 21-year-old national record in the 100m backstroke event while competing in the World Youth Championship in Dubai on Monday. He shaved three seconds off Carl Probert's record with time of 1 minute 3.99 seconds. Competition will continue until Saturday in Dubai.