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SPORTS NOTEBOOK

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

ATHLETICS

Workshop

THE Athletics Fiji/ ICECP Middle and Long Distance Coaches workshop that was postponed last week due to the weather situation will now be held this Friday and Saturday.

Bodybuilding and Fitness

PLEASE take note that four bodybuilding and fitness competitions will be held this year:

- Buksh Classic in Suva on April 4 and 5

- West Championships in Nadi on June 14

- Mr Suva on the first Saturday of the Hibiscus Festival

- National Championships in Suva in October, on the weekend after Fiji Day.

FOOTBALL

Lautoka

ALL players wishing to represent the Lautoka women's team this season are requested to attend training at Churchill Park ground two from 4.30pm daily. Contact: Sere 9916576.

SOCCER

National Football League

THE following games will be played in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League competition this weekend:

Saturday

Saraswati Manoca, Nausori

1pm Lami-Vatukoula; 3pm Nasinu-Tavua

Sunday

Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori

1.30pm Navua-Lautoka; 3.30pm Rewa-Nadi

Saraswati Manoca, Nausori

1pm Nasinu-Vatukoula; 3pm Lami-Tavua

FSC Grounds, Rakiraki

2pm Rakiraki-Tailevu Naitasiri

Navua

THE Navua Sanatan Local League competition for 2014 season registration fee is $50. Interested teams are welcome to join. Contact Sports co-ordinator/director Salesh Autar (Bale) 9533510, president Uma Nand 9996256 or secretary Rajesh Sharma 9219316.

Saweni

ALL Saweni TIV players are requested to attend training at the Churchill Park hockey pitch from 5pm daily. Contact: Anokh Kumar 9975724.

HOCKEY

Stingers

The Stingers Women's Hockey Club is looking for young, dynamic and interested young ladies to join their club this season. No-one is too young or too old to join. Training will commence shortly, in the meantime, please contact Melba Nautu on mobile 8381814 for further details. Try out hockey and enjoy the sporting opportunities which lay ahead.

NETBALL

FSC Business House Netball

BUSINESS house netball will start on March 20. Registration fee is $150 per team. Please call 3312177 or email eronit@fijisportscouncil.com.fj for registration form. Registrations close on March 13.

Lautoka Men's and Mixed

ALL clubs and teams interested are invited to join the Lautoka Men's and Mixed Netball Association this season. Registration is $150 per club and registration closes on April 3. Opening knockout will be held on April 12. Contact Cama on 9480874 or Fulori on 9323435 or Phoebe on 9298520.

Lomaiviti Lautoka

THE Lomaiviti Netball Club of Lautoka is inviting interested and intending players of the 2014 season. Contact Va on 9260542 or Balavu on 9975291 or Daisy on 9255884 or Lo on 9368498.

Rovers

THE Rovers netball club is recruiting interested individuals to join our club. Invitation goes out to all interested women and men residing in the Suva - Nausori corridor. There will be a men's and women's team to participate in Suva Association weekly club games. Contact Rigieta Raikuna on 9545743 or Trevor Lenati on 9911951.

Salad Bowl Mixed

INTERESTED women and men players are to join training squad at Lawaqa on Monday to Friday 5pm. Membership fee is $2 per person and registration closes on March 20. We will affiliate to the LMMNA for the 2014 season. Contact 6502123 or 9949410. Tall defenders and shooters are welcome to join.

Umpires Retreat

TO all Fiji Netball Umpires in all districts in Suva, Nausori, Tailevu, Nasinu, Korovou, Vatukoula, Ra, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Nadroga, Navosa, Serua and Namosi. There will be a Fiji Umpires Retreat and Workshop on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014. This workshop will be held in Sigatoka hosted by the Navosa Netball Umpires Commission. The workshops will be conducted to cater for Beginner Umpires, Fiji National Badges A,B,C, Oceania Umpires and Zone Umpires as well. You are required to prepare $20 towards this workshop and we will accommodate the first 50 umpires that will confirm and pay by 28th March 2014. Contact: Gabrielli Qoro on 9344826 or 3232067.

RUGBY

Fiji U20 trials

TRIALS will be held at Buckhurst Park, Suva this Wednesday. All players are requested to be at the ground at 9.30 am. Trials will start at 10.30am. For any further details to contact me on 3302787 or 9775943 or email address biupaula@yahoo.com

Team 1: Morgan Murray, Mosese Tavaga, Brown (RKS), Atonio Qio, Marika Tokalauvere, Vincent Sosefo, Venieli Ratuva, Simione Naiduki, Varasiko Balavu, Maika Baleinaloto, Josua Naselai, Taniela Tamanivalu, Semi Camaisala, Isikeli Qionibaravi, Livinai Tuicakau, Peter Wong, Wanitelu Mataisuva, Lekima Vuki, Charles Mckenzie, Kaveni Dabenaisi, Marika Vunibaka, Paulo Sautu, Luke Kainaigani, Sanaila Waqa Jr, Akuila Tabualevu, Glen Osborne, Mosese Tikidre, Kilioni Sisiwa .

Team 2: Samu Tawake, Vilisoni Lagi, Abraham Turaga, Penisoni Uluvula, Paula Buka vece, Tawake Toma Fifita, Sakiusa Boladai, Amani Ratuniyarawa, Vereimi Buka, Naibuka Nakavo, Aisake Rokobulimaira, Uraia Torau, Wasa Waqanibau, Josevata Veikila, Tubuka Vueti, Filimoni Naborisi, Akariva Durusolo, Filipe Leveanasiga, Timoci Taukei, Leone Nawai, Sireli Masiwini, Lote Tuidravu, Vilikesa Sewale, Netani Cirikisuva, Epeli Sicinilawa, William Tabuaniqili, Peni Raikanawa, Meli Kolinisau.

West Players (Nadi HPU)

Osea Solike-Prop, Isaia Namote-Prop, Veniona Tora-Prop/Hooker, Maleli Sivo-Hooker, Lote Nasiga-Lock, Meli Rokoura- Flanker, Setefano Lasei-Flanker,Marika Tivitivi-Scrum Half, Mesake Saukuru-1st Five, Simione Vuruya-1st Five, Apenisa Eravatu-Center/Winger, Vatukoula-Ponijese Kenatale-Scrum half, Nadroga - Aseri Robavobakaru Prop, Jack Dreu- Prop,Inoke Waqanivavalagi-Lock, Jone Vuki-Lock,Aminiasi Natuiyaga(Flanker),Jimmy Hendrix(Inside Center),Laisiasa Bogidrau (Winger),Simione Wise(Scrum Half),Keleto Batirerega(Hooker),Sanaila Nahuto(Prop), Tevita Onohewa(Prop),Aminiasi Natoga(Scrum Half),Maleli Dawai(1st Five),Kitione Vosailagi(Winger), Uraia Makalevu(Winger), Vasikali Mudu(Flanker), Yasawa High School-Inia Rokomatu(Scrum Half), Eroni Naua(Flanker/Winger), Waisea Davoko- Scrumhal(StJohn Cawaci), Niko Koroinamua- Center(Raiwaqa),Henry Lauwaki - Winger(Raiwaqa),

FRU Workshops

THE Fiji Rugby Union will host workshops and clinics with the respective Unions in the country.

March 4: Suva - 9.30am-3pm

March 5: Nausori - 9.30pm-3pm

Contact Aporosa Tuqovu on 8903854.

Lautoka

THE following players are requested to attend training at Churchill Park ground three from 4.30pm daily. Forwards: Apenisa Lovobalavu (Cakaudrove), Pita Vukimatana (Vio), Isoa Driu (Draulu), Rakaso (Vitogo), Maikeli Sivo (Namoli), Jerry Teka (Vuda Green), Cama (Army), Semisi Vuniyayawa (Vuda Blues), Sireli Guivalu (Naviyago), Esene Tuapati (Cakaudrove), Iliesa (Nakavika), Jone Namoko (Namoli), Iliavi (Vuda), Sitiveni Valentine (Matawalu), Timoci Vuadreu (Police), Akavito Sauvakarua (Vitogo), Mosese Voka (Vio), Saki Nainoka (Namoli), Inoke (Tropik), Natoga (Vio), Wainisimo (Army), Manasa (Red Hill), Seru Ratudradra (Natabua), Laisenia Vuluma (Matawalu), Saimoni Tagitagivalu (Ba), Jone (Duiyasana), Saukuru (Vitogo), Marika Vunibaka (West Wardens), Eparama (Vuda Blues), Apakuki Dratai (Namoli). Backs: Kelemedi Bola (Tropik), Inoke (Vitogo), Daurua (Vitogo), Sireli Bulicokocoko (Namoli), Sela Ratudradra ((Natabua), Eneri Ratudradra (Natabua), Jone Tudravu (Natabua), Sakiasi Tuqalo (Naviyago), Leone Nawalu (Natabua), Sisa (Vio), Elia Tora (Vitogo), Vucago Bainitabua (Navutu), Naisiasa Moala (Draulu), Jaoti Nadrega (Namoli), Bogi (Tropik), Kelevi (Red Hill), Eroni Sau (Vitogo/Saru Dragons), Mosese Mawalu (West Wardens), Jona Bainivalu (Naviyago). Players who are eligible for the Lautoka under-20 team are also requested to attend training at the same time.

Lautoka Fiji Indo 7s

THE Lautoka Fiji Indo 7s tournament has been postponed due to the current weather situation in the country. The tournament will be held at the later date. For further information/clarification team managers can contact tournament organiser Aaron Phillip on 9994227.

Lomavata 7s

THE Lomavata 7s will be played at Churchill Park in Lautoka on March 8. Entry fee: $200 and closes on March 5. Prizemoney: $2000 (winner), $800 (runner-up). Contact: Driu 8402853.

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s

PLEASE note all team managers and coaches are to attend a briefing on Thursday, March 6th, from 6pm at Lambert Hall where team information kits and passes will be handed out.

Nadi

THE following players are requested to attend training at the Airports Fiji Limited ground daily. Senior Squad: Props-Tu Lame (Dratabu), Maika Masima, Kalaveti Qoro, Jale Bale, Joave Masitabua, Sione (Tonga), Sevanaia Ratumaitavuki, Sunia Vulana, Inia Toka, Varasiko, Apenisa Leyamo; Hookers- Eseroma T, Peceli Koto, Joe Radrodro, Saimoni Nakadre, Isoa Damudamu, Veniona Toga; Locks- Tu Te, Semi Kunatani, Samu Saqiwa, Sisa Vakatala, Iromi Dawai, Netani Tale, Save Saukuru, Ernest Kingdom, Joe Saukuru, Esava Qoro, Amani Ratubuli, Simione Kuruvoli, Inosa Sausau, Namai Nawaqavonovono; Flankers- Senitiki Cakau, Kelepi Ketedromo, Jiuta Takubu, Ulaisa Lawavou, Isaia Vuki, Osea Qovu, Nasau Sala, Aca Simolo, Ceva Lutu, Ilaitia Tuitatava, Solomoni Matanavatu, Ratu Timoci Vosailagi, Apenisa Nasoro, Kalaveti Vueti; Halfbacks-Semi Keli, Keni Varo, Jock Liuta, Inia Naqia, Maika Ravouvou, Joji Vu, Nemani Koroitamana, Mataiwai (Navoci); First five- Kavekini Varo, Patemo Ravouvou, Aseri Vatuinaruku, Venisamani Ratubalavu; Second five eight-Paula Betani, Jone Turuva, Leyano, Waisake Tute, Timoci Naika, Sikeli Ralulu, Semi Ravouvou, Tukana (Gaunavou); Centre-Donasio Ratubuli, Sainivalati Ramuwai, Mitieli Tauta, Makiti Turuva, Orisi Erenavula, Ratu Tini Koroi; Wings-Iliesa Samusamuvodre, Sunia Vosikata, Jojo Lilidamu, Maika Mare, Eddie Kaveni, Rupeni Naisau, Aminio Bitu, Atama Susu, Eparama Naivalu; Fullbacks-Cyril Reece, Tomasi Ralulu, Wise Turaga, Joe Vunisa, Moriti Nasau, Mosese Tuirewa.

Under-20 Squad: Forwards- Veniona Toga, Isaia Namote, Seuseu, Kitione Vatunitu, Rusiate Waqa, Osea Solika, Mika Lewadrau, Ikapote Vanua, Isabel Rick, Aisea Volavola (1), Masivesi Dakuwaqa, Ro Dovi, Mosese Niudamu, Sireli Tuilevuka, Jiutasa Naiqama, Ilisoni Ratu, Junior Koroi, Setevano Lasei, Lesavua, Sitiveni Lawaniyavi, Joeli Koroi, Aisea Volavola (2), Akuila Qalomai.

Backs-Tivitivi, Joseva Kurucuva, Waqa Tuilevuka, Sekove Tiko, Joave Tainanitu, Simione Vuruya, Seru Vaniqi, Livai Waqa, Ilami Susu, Tomasi Uluiviti, Ponijese Talemaimaleya, Robert Finau, Apenisa Erenavula, Maika Tausea, Ratu Cava, Viliame Erenavula, Simi Dakuitoga, Eroni Mesu.

Naitasiri Samabula Zone

CLUB games for the Naitasiri Rugby Union Samabula Zone will begin on March 15. Registration fee is $800 with a deposit of $400. Only 16 teams will be registered for the Samabula Zone. Please call Madigi 8705252/Akanisi 9221160 for further details.

Nawaka 7s

THE 27 Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s will be held from April 11 to April 12 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. The first 64 teams for the men's cup competition, six oldies teams and eight women's teams will be accommodated. Entry fees: $450 for the Fiji Bitter competition, $350 for the oldies and women's competition. Interested teams are advised to register early to avoid disappointment. Contact: Mataiasi Nabau 9915016, Vuniani Derenalagi 9068687. Deposit directly to Nawaka Rugby Club BSP account number 7554768.

New Vision Bure 7s

The tournament will be held at Wainibuka Secondary School ground on May 1and 2. Fees is $200 and only 24 teams will be accommodated. The main prize is $2000. Entry due on April 29. Contact 9000279 for more information.

Rara 7s

THE Viti FM Rara 7s tournament will be held at Naluwai ground in Naitasiri on March 28-29. First 32 teams to pay $300 entry fee will be accommodated. Main prize is $3000. Contact Simeli Tikoduadua on 9040496 or Amani Bosenawai on 9379985 or Marika Mare on 8393146 or Waisale Soqonakalou on 9711514 or Lasarusa Batikalavo on 9050441 or Talatala Tumate on 9321585 for more information.

Red Rock 7s

THE MH Red Rock 7s tournament will be held at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori on March 14 and 15. Total prizemoney is $10,000. The cup winner walks away with $5000 and also prizes for other categories. We will only accommodate 40 teams that pay their registration fees of $300/per team before March 10. All teams are welcome. Contact Malakai Yamaivava on 9512942/9386928 or Tevita Koroirara on 9313631/9262067 for more details.

Salato Mini 7s

THE tournament will be held at the AOG Secondary School grounds on March 8. 16 teams will be accommodated. Entry fee is $160 and the winner will get $1000. All fees to be paid before Friday by 12 noon. Contact 9000279.

Tailevu

THERE will be a trial for players, who are interested in playing for the Tailevu, this Saturday at Ratu Cakobau Park. All players should be registered under a Tailevu club. Tailevu Rugby Union club games will start on March 15. Registration will be $600. Contact Tevita Bola on 9905699 or Maikali Naikawakawavesi 7052071.

Veiyasana 7s

THE Veiyasana 7s tournament will be held at Churchill Park in Lautoka on March 22. First 48 teams to pay entry fees of $300 will be accomodated. Winner gets $3000. Prize money also for plate and shield winners. Contact Tui on 8630107/7645707 and Wise 9472131.

TOUCH RUGBY

Nadi

ANY clubs, teams or anyone interested in the Western (Nadi and Lautoka) Touch Rugby first season games are to contact Vili Siqila on 9344744 or Trevor Cleary on 8390199 and or e-mail vsiqila@yahoo.com / trevorcleary3@gmail.com. Please note friendly games will be held on March 8 at the AFL ground 1 at the CAAF compound opposite Nataly Building in Namaka. Clubs from Lautoka and Nadi are welcome to particpate in the friendly games that begin at 10am. For further details please contact Vili Siqila on 9344744 or Trevor Cleary on 8390199.

USP Business House

THE USP Touch Association will host a business house competition from mid-March. 12 teams will be accommodated. Contact Tevita Mau on 9982198 for more information.

VOLLEYBALL

Vanua Challenge

THE Vanua Challenge scheduled for last weekend has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions Fiji is currently facing. Tentative date for the tournament is March 21 and 22 at the FMF Gymnasium

Lautoka

THE Lautoka Volleyball Association Tournament will be held on March 28 and 29. Registration fee is $200. Prize money is $1000 for both men and women. Registration due March 21. 20 men's and 16 women's team will be accommodated. Contact: Jim 8312687, Mirry 9425035.





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