Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:11 AM on Thursday 28 August

/ Front page / Sport

Sparkles ready to shine in 7s

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

THE Sparkles women's rugby side will make their debut on Friday at the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s.

Known as the Sparkles Community Sports Club, the side is new to sevens rugby but has been competing in women's netball and men's and mixed netball.

President Eta Tuitoga said they recently decided to try their hand out at the abbreviated code and it wasn't very hard to find players for it because the sport is now popular among women.

"We have some players from the Mackinley Blues side that is not competing in the Marist 7s and then we have some new players who usually play soccer," she said.

"So we have a mixture of seasoned sevens rugby players and some new players."

The team only started training on January 6 and goes into the tournament with the underdog tags.

"We are a community team and most of our players are unemployed. We just came together in early January to train and then we had a coach come in and help us the week after that.

"And some other coaches have been coming in and helping us with training.

"The coaches focused mostly on skills and basics of the sport because they are the two most important aspects.

"But our main aim is to play good rugby so that our players catch the eye of the selectors for the Fijiana team."

The side is pooled with Atlantis Sevens Rugby Club, Striders and Nadroga Stallions Fijiana in pool two.

The tournament begins on Friday and ends on Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Van Gaal unhappy
  2. Police act
  3. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried
  4. Payment at last
  5. Village counts its blessings
  6. Church membership drops
  7. Back to the Bible for Catholics
  8. Watch & improve
  9. New iTaukei version of Old Testament launched
  10. Back in frame

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dad's cry for justice Friday (22 Aug)
  2. Robbery suspect dies in hospital Thursday (21 Aug)
  3. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  4. Death unacceptable, say parties Friday (22 Aug)
  5. Love, a new revelation Thursday (21 Aug)
  6. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  8. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  9. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  10. Death of suspect sparks inquiry Friday (22 Aug)