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Compiled By Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, December 31, 2013



THE tournament will be held at Burebasaga District School grounds on January 18. Competition will be for women and mixed teams. Registration for women is $50 and mixed $40. Winners: Women $150, mixed $100. Other consolation prizes as well. First eight women's and four mixed teams to register with full payment will be accepted. Registration closes on January 15. Contact 8038406, 9509546 or 9816075 for more information.


THE Greenman Landscaping Development Program will be held on February 19-20 at Vatumali, Navosa. Interested players are invited to attend. Coaching and umpiring clinics will be held on the day. Unaisi Rokoura and Losalini from Netball Fiji will be present. Interested players and coaches are to confirm attendance by calling 9949410 or 6520677. Invitation open to primary, secondary school teams and clubs.


A NETBALL tournament will be held on January 15-16 at Draiba Village grounds at 8am. Registration fee is $80 per team. Winner gets $500, runner-up $200, losing semi-finalists $75 and best player $50. Interested teams in Nadroga/Navosa are welcome to participate. Only first 24 teams will be accepted. Entries close January 10.

* AGM for Navosa Netball will also be held on January 15 from 7pm and all clubs to send two reps to attend the AGM. Contact manager Sifini 8406650, Judy 9949410 or Nene Vilise at Draiba Village. We will also run development teams (U13, U15, U17 and U19) during our new season next year.



THE Burebasaga Development 7s tournament will be held on January 17 and 18 at Burebasaga District School ground in Rewa. Competition is for seniors and under-20s. Registration fees for seniors is $180 and U20s is $120. Cup Winner for seniors is $1300 and $500 for Runners-Up. Plate winner for seniors is $250, Runner-up is $100, Bowl winner walks away with $100 and runner up $80. U20 winner receives $400 and runner-up takes $100. First 24 teams for Seniors and 8 teams for U20s with full payment of registration will be accepted. Valid photo ID for U2's, no B/C will be accepted. Registration closes on January 14, 2014. Contact Mr Jone 8038406 / 9509546 or Joseva Tuitai 9816075 for more information.

Fiji 7s

THE Fiji National 7s squad will march into camp on January 6. All players are to meet at the Rugby House at 9.15am. Players are to bring along the following: passport, two normal passport size photos, two passport photos (US visa size requirement), birth certificates, wife's consent letter if married, employer's consent letter (for those players who are working). For more information, contact Paula Biu 7441561.

Fiji U20

THE second Talent Identification Program for the squad to be held on January 4 for West players and January 5 for East players has been deferred to later dates. The players are to continue with their training programs. For more information, contact Paula Biu 7441561.

Uluinakau 7s

THE Uluinakau 7s tournament will be held at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori on January 10-11. Forty men's teams, 10 Indo-Fijian teams and eight women's teams are invited to participate. Registration fee for the men's tournament is $300, Indo-Fijian tournament $150 and $100 for the women's. Prizemoney for the men's competition is $5000, runner-up $2000, losing semi-finalists get $700, Plate winner gets $600, runner $500, Bowl winner $400, runner-up $300, Shield winner $200, runner-up $100. Indo-Fijian winner $500, runner-up $200, women's winner $500 runner-up $200. Contact Vasu Vesikula on 9376801, Maika Naioba on 9263558, Alifereti Kavoa on 9006110, Adi Litia on 9368800, Jope Galu on 8644448, Eliki Kaisuva on 9212122 or email

Gaunvou 7s

THE Gaunavou 7s tournament will be held at the Ba Market Grounds on January 11. First 24 teams to pay $100 entry fee will be accommodated. Main prize is $1000. Contact Driu 8402853, Vili 9735896.


THE following players have been named in the senior extended squad for 2014 and are to attend team briefing at the FRU HPU Lawaqa Gym on January 13 at 2.45pm.

Forwards: Prop: S Samoca, P Makutu, P Kovekalou, A Cawanibuka, E Lotawa, M Kaisau, L Petero, R Levula, Aseri (Under-20); Hooker: S Naureure, S Tabaiwalu, A Salawaqavuka, P Turagakece, L Salaba, O Bola; Lock: M Tamaya, E Naba, A Domolailai, E Rokomanu, I Tania, P Naruma, U Tavucilagi, N Tabua, V Mata; Loosie: I Ratuva, S Gonevou, Rt M Volavola, N Nagusa, L Kurimudu, E Nalidi, A Kulavere, S Roko, A Boko, S Rabo, Paula (Davetalevu), A Moimoi, J Naqoroqorovakatini, J Navori, J Nahalo, K Waqa, S Kunatani; Backline: Scrumhalves: E Bula, S Gavidi, N Raiwalui, R Rabici, K Loboilagi; First-five: J Lutumailagi, J Ralulu, R Vatunaruku, S Naoba, L Rawalai; Centres: J Kunawave, A Duwai, E Tovilevu, S Cava, S Kunatani, S Mataitoga, S Rawaca, F Hickes, O Navori, S Naitoni, D Ratubuli; Wingers: A Waqatabu, S Viriviri, T Momolevu, I Taqea, A Natoga, K Rakoko, E Navori, I Nuinui, L Mataisau, I Takelo, P Korociri, Tui Ba; Fullback: Rt M Kurisaru, I Ratuva, M Toga, T Roko, J Koronisaga, P Ralagi.

It is compulsory for all players who have been named to be at the briefing. Contact team manager Pita Kedralevu 9786424, Esala Nauga 9371910, Tikiko 7071080.

Lomavata 7s

THE Lomavata 7s tournament will be held at Churchill Park in Lautoka on January 18. First 32 teams to pay $400 entry fee before January 16 will be accommodated. First prize $5000. Contact Driu 8402853, Vili 9735896, Emosi 9224899.

Burebasaga Development 7s

THE Burebasaga Development 7s will be held at Burebasaga District School grounds in Rewa on the January 17-18. Registration fees for seniors is $180 and under-20s $120. Cup winner gets $1300, runner-up $500. Plate winner $250, runner-up $100, Bowl winner $100 and runner-up $80. U20 winner receives $400 and runner-up $100. First 24 teams for seniors and eight teams for U20s with full payment of registration will be accepted. Valid photo ID for under 20s, no birth certificates will be accepted. Registration closes January 14. Contact Jone 8038406, 9509546 or Joseva Tuitai 9816075.


Fiji U20

THE players listed below have been named in the 30-member Fiji U20 squad and are to report to camp on January 5, 2014 by 6pm. Players are requested to come on their own expense and claim their fares upon arrival. The camp will be until January 17th, 2014. Selection is still open for those who may think that they are capable of donning the national jumper. You are to join your respective district teams and you will be identified through your participation and performance.

Shaneel Naidu (Nukuloa College), Masiwane Nairube (Kamil College), Waisea Yavala (Xavier College), Antonio Tuivuna (Drasa Secondary), Kolinio Sivoki (Samabula United), Avneel Kumar (Drasa Secondary), Samuel Anand (Natabua College), Samuela Nabenia (Tavua College), Setariki Hughes (Saraswati College), Pranil Naidu (Shop & Save), Iosefo Verevou (Saraswati College), Narend Rao (Nukuloa College), Joeli (Drasa Secondary), Jonetani Buksh (A D Patel College), Paulo Buke (Xavier College), Rupeni Rabici (Nukuloa College), Kelvin Naidu (Tilak High), Saula Waqa (Nukuloa College), Jnr Shazil (Kamil College), Ratu Tevita W (Saraswati College), Mataisi Toma (Nadi College), Gerish Prasad (Bhawani Dayal), Nikhil Chand (Saraswati College), Lekima Gonerau (Tavua College), Josefa Koroi (Kamil College), Nemani (Guru Nanak College), Viliame (Labasa College), Ravnit (Drasa Secondary), Ashneel Raju (Guru Nanak College), Jale Dreloa (Samabula United)


THE NTC soccer club will host a Futsal competition on January 4 at the FMF gymnasium in Suva. Registration is $100 per team. Winner wins trophy and $300; runner-up takes a trophy and $200. Contact Ajay Bhan on 7777510 for more information.



TABLE Tennis training clinics for schoolchildren and beginners are held at the Garden City Hall (on top of Kia Motors) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3pm to 5pm. Adults are invited to play table tennis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm and Sundays from 1pm to 3pm at the same venue. All playing equipment are provided. A fee of $1 per hour is applicable for all sessions. Contact Chris Lal on 9084410 or Anthony Ho on 9965649 for further information.


Kids tournament

USP Touch will host a touch tournament for children aged 10, 12 and 14 on January 14-15. All teams keen to participate are to contact Tevita Mau 9982198 or email: Entries close on January 10.



KNOCKOUT for 2014 season will be held at Lawaqa Park car park this Saturday at 12 midday. Interested clubs are welcome to join the association with the fees of $20 per team. There will be an open trials for the Western Rally squad. Open women's and men's teams are welcome. Contact Jella 8648981, Judy 9949410 or Villi 9214938. Teams failing to attend the knockout will not be selected in the trials because we do not have time. We urge all teams to be on time.