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Arin Kumar
Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Business House

THE Business House Basketball competition will be played tomorrow at the Vodafone Arena:

Court 1: 6pm BSP-FRCA, 7pm CFL-Ministry of Justice, 8pm Westpac-FBC, 9pm FNPF I-Forum Secretariat;

Court 2: 6pm Digicel-US Embassy, 7pm ANZ-RBF, 8pm FNPF II-AHC, 9pm F1-Ministry of Finance


THE Raiwaqa Basketball League continues today and tomorrow at Ed's Court.

Today: 6pm, Bryce-Mystics (M); 7, Raiwaqa Masters-Boston Red (M); 8, Boston White-Mighty Mights (M)

Thursday: 6pm, USP-Westy Stripes 91 (M), 7pm Warriors-Philipinas (M); Duty Team: MacPacers (M)



The Fiji Golf Club is going to host the ANZ Season opening progressive Ambrose on March 22. Registration at 9am and Tee off at 10am. Entry fee is $30 per player or $120 for the team of four. There will be giveaway from sponsors, food and drinks on the course and at prize giving. Registration forms available at the club office.



A 7-a-side soccer tournament will be held in aid of the Rewa TIV Sangan on March 23 at 8am at Rishikul Sanatan College. Entry fee is $20 and winners get Rewa TIV Cup and $200 cash. Runner-up wins $100 cash. Food and refreshments will also be on sale. Contact Ratnesh Mani on 9336987 or Nilesh Mani Goundar on 9238220 or Dewa Nand on 9912118.

Lautoka women

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.


THE Nadi Football Referees Association workshop will be held at the Prince Charles Park conference room from March 19 to March 21. This workshop will be conducted by former FIFA referee Mahendra Singh. Contact: 9993680, 9287789.


THE registration fee for the Navua Sanatan Local League competition for 2014 season 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.

Navua TIV

NAVUA TIV Sangam 7-a-side will be held at Vashist Muni Primary School this Sunday starting at 9am. Entry fee is $20. Contact Norman on 9899446 or Parnil Rajan on 9995123.


Kaicolo Cup

THE knockout will be held on May 3 at 8am (Venue will be confirmed later). Registration for the season 2014 is $100 per club. Winner $500, runners-up $200 and losing semi-finalist $75 each and best player and best dressed teams receive a shield. Interested women and men are welcome to join Navosa Netball 2014. Club games for Baravi Zone will be held at Naviti grounds on Saturday and Mid Valley Zone at Waicoba and the Upper Valley on Thursday at Vatureba Park. Men's team registration is $50. Winner gets $200 and runners-up gets $100. Contact Judy Kumar 9949410 or Seruwaia Makutu 9776365 or Nene Vilisi at Draiba Village.

Fiji Sports Council Business House

The following games will be played tomorrow:

5.30pm C1: Min of Finan-Team UN, C2: Austrainning Team-Digicel; 6pm C1: SOPAC-Health C2: Youth & Sports-PSC; 6.30pm C1: FSC-Min of Strats Planng, C2: Team CFL-W&G; 7pm Education-Courts, C2: Evergreen International-Mark One Apprl; 7.30pm C1: US Embassy-FSC, C2: Legal Patriot-Lyndhurst; 8pm C1 Holiday Inn-USP, C2: Suva Private Hosp-Housing Authority

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

A MEETING will be held on March 19 at Thompson Crescent, Simla. Attendance is very important. Club calendar will be discussed. For more information contact Balavu on 9975291 or Va on 9260542.


FRIENDLY games will be held at Lawaqa Park on March 22 at 2pm. Baravi zone valley and upper valley teams are welcome to join the association in the 2014 season. Beginners umpiring clinic will be held at Lawaqa VIP lounge from 8am to 1pm. Gabrieli Qoro will conduct the clinic. Contact Navosa netball president Judy Kumar 9949410

Netball Fiji

The Umpires Netball Workshop in Sigatoka which was scheduled for Saturday March 22 has been postponed to Saturday March 29.


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.


This is to inform all NewWorld Suva Netball Association affiliates and those wishing to participate in the Suva Netball Association that our Suva Netball Knockout will be held on April 26 at the National Netball Centre. Registrations forms are available upon request and team registration is $200 per team. All teams are required to pay their registration before the Knockout on April 26. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Lily on 9248829/3224111.

NOTE: An umpires and bench clinic training will be conducted at the National Netball Centre on March 21 from 5.30pm-7pm; all current bench and umpire officials for Suva Netball and affiliate members are encouraged to attend this clinic.


IRB course

THE International Rugby Board Level 1 Strength and Conditioning accreditation course will be conducted at the Pasifika Campus, Extension St, Suva on March 22. This accreditation course is for rugby team trainers at all levels. All interested please contact Venasio Ramabuke on 8774813 or e-mail: or for more information on the conditions and pre-requisites.

Fiji 7s extended

THE following players have been selected as an extended squad for training camp to be held on Monday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 9:

Anare Saurara (Raiwaqa), Apimeleki Mocekula (Yamacia), Apisalome Waqatabu (Police), Asaeli Boko (Wardens), David Batiratu (CKs Ezy Buys Tabadamu), Eminoni Nasilasila (Hideaway Hurricanes), Eroni Sau (Red Rock), Iosefo Rasese (Waimanu), John Stewart (Army), Jone Vota (CKs Ezy Buys Tabadamu), Ledua Mau (Covenant Brothers), Levani Tani (Ratu Filise), Luke Navuwai (Yamacia), Malakai Nalawa (Tokatoka Westfield Barbarians), Mosese Mawalu (Yamacia), Navitalai Ratulevu (Marist), Ropate Labalaba (Yamacia), Sitiveni Raseka (Wardens), Sitiveni Waqa (CKs Ezy Buys Tabadamu), Taione Ravudama (CKs Ezy Buys Tabadamu), Ulaiasi Lovu (Ratu Filise), Viliame Mata (Hideaway Hurricanes), Waisale Kuruisaravi (Yamacia), Waqa Robanakadavu (Red Rock).

The venue of camp will be announced later. The players are requested to attend the nearest High Performance Unit Training Centre for assessment and training in the lead up to the camp. Any questions can be directed to Team Manager, Paula Biu, on 9775943.

Fiji U20

The Vodafone Fiji U20 players will march into camp next week, details to be finalised and released later.

Tight-head props: Samu Tawake, Apolosi Ranawai, Sanaila Nahuto; Hookers: Maikeli Sivo, Glen Osborne, Ilisoni Lagi; Loose-head props: Aseri Robarobalevu, Jack Driu, Veniona Toga; Locks: Simi Naiduki, Lote Nasiga, Marika Tokalauvere, Jale Uva, Paula Bukavere; Flankers: Marika Vunibaka, Aminiyasi Natuiyaga, Atonio Qio, Meli Rokoua, Vasikale Mudu, Vanieli Ratuva, Vinson Sosefo, Peter Wong; Halfbacks: Varasiko Balavu, Tubuka Vueti, Leone Nawai, Marika Tivitivi; 1st-five: Dion Fraser, Elia Murasia, Maika Baleinaloto, Josese Kurokava; 2nd-five: Akuila Tabualevu, Semi Camaisala; Centres: Uraia Torau, Poasa Waqanibau; Wings: Seveci Nasilisili, Orisi Naqaliva, Josua Goneduadua, Aisake Rokobulimaira; Fullback: Penioni Naiyaya, Livinai Tuicakau.

For any further queries, please contact Paula Biu on 9775943.

Lautoka Fiji Indo 7s

THE Lautoka Fiji Indo 7s tournament will be held at Churchill Park on Saturday March 22. The tournament will take place in collaboration with the Veiyasana 7s tournament. All Indo 7s team managers please contact Indo 7s co-ordinator Aaron Phillip on 9994227.

Naitasiri Highlanders 10s

THE Naitasiri Highlanders 10s tournament will be held on March 29 at Ratu Cakobau Park. First 20 teams in the Naitasiri zone competition to pay entry fees of $100 will be accommodated. Entries close on Wednesday, March 26 and team official will be briefed on tournament rules on March 27. Contact Ratu Vuki Naulivou on 9104357 or Ponijasi Saulekaleka on 9905479 or Sevuloni Tabua on 9807756.

Naitasiri South Zone

THE Naitasiri South Zone Committee is organising a 10s tournament to kick start the 2014 season on Saturday, March 22 at the Navuso Village School grounds. First 12 teams to pay entry fees of $50 will be accommodated. There will also be an AGM for our zone on the same day in the morning and club officials will be required to send in their manager and one of their reps.

Contact Ratu Vuki Naulivou on 9104357 or Waisake Bose on 8783368 or Marika Luveniyali on 9906937.


TO the following teams which are situated in the interior of Namosi:

Liganibai-St Michael, Naqarawai, Wainiyavu, Nakavika, St Peter, Saliadrau, Namuamua.

Please be informed that a trial will be held at Thomson Park on Saturday and if you could bring your five best players to attend the trials. A meeting with the managers of the clubs will also be held at the grounds. You are all asked to be available during the meeting.

New Dawn 7s

The New Dawn 7s tournament will be held at Gatward Park on March 22. First 24 teams that pay registration fee of $200 will be accommodated. Winner will get $2000. Suva-Nausori corridor teams can deposit money to Bank of Baroda account 13017 and Tailevu teams can deposit money at Saivasa in Korovou town. Registration closes on March 21 at noon. Contact 9728548 or 9369559.

New Vision Bure 7s

The tournament will be held at Wainibuka Secondary School ground on May 1 and 2. Fee 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.


A coaches workshop for all registered clubs will be held at Albert Park on Thursday March 20 from 9am - 1pm. All clubs are to submit names to SRU secretary before 12pm Wednesday, March 19 on e-mail or mobile 996 1717.

A meeting for all club managers will be held this Thursday at 5pm at Albert Park in Suva. All club managers are requested to attend. Due date of registration fees is March 28.


THE following mid-week games will be held today at Garvey Park. 12pm Sharks-Vatutavui, 1.30pm Brothers-Vanuakula, 3 Service-Togovere. Trials for the Tavua provincial team will be held this week at Tavua College ground from 1pm on Saturday. All interested players from Drauniivi to Natunuku are requested to attend this trial.

Veiyasana 7s

THE Veiyasana 7s tournament will be held at Churchill Park in Lautoka on March 22. First 48 teams to pay entry fee of $300 will be accommodated.

Winner gets $3000. Prizemoney also for plate and shield winners. Contact Tui on 8630107/7645707 and Wise 9472131.

Yamacia 7s

THE Yamacia 7s tournament will be held at Vatureba Park on May 7 and 8. Entry fee is $350 and total prizemoney is $10000. Cup winner will walk away with $5000. Contact - 8023746 or email



A Meeting for the Lautoka zone clubs will be held at the multi-purpose courts on March 21 starting at 5.30pm. Contact: Mesake Navugona 9210522 or email:



TOUCH rugby friendly games continue this Saturday March 22 at 10am at Furnival Park in Toorak. Encouraging all new clubs wishing to become part of the STA competition to attend. For further details please contact Charlie Cleary on 7745017, Jack Sade on 9968174 or Tina Rabua on 9088144


Vanua Challenge

THE Vanua Challenge will now be held on March 21 and 22 at the FMF gymnasium. Registration fee of $100 per team are to be paid to ANZ Bank-Fiji volleyball development A/C number 5527135 or pay FVF head office at the Vodafone Arena.

Gate fees of $1 for children, adults $4 and players and officials $2. Contact FVF Head office on 9059099 for more information.

Salad Bowl

THE tournament will be held at Qereqere hard courts in Navosa on March 29. Registration closes March 25 with the fee of $30 per team. Only first 15 teams will be accepted. Contact Judy 9949410 for more information.


THE Lautoka Volleyball Association Tournament will be held on March 28-29. Registration fee is $200. Prizemoney $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.


THE Marist volleyball tournament will be held on June 27 and 28 in Suva. Registration fee is $450 for men's and $300 for women's. Registration closes on June 14. Registration fees can be deposited in Westpac account, under Fiji Marist Volleyball Club account-number: 9802751694.

Contact and club details must be clear on deposit narrations. Call 7165013 or 7012800 or 9753170 for details.

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