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Netball, 7s out of Commonwealth Games

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THE Commonwealth Games Federation has confirmed the Fiji rugby 7s and netball sides will not compete at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland next July.

This was confirmed by the CGF chief executive Michael Hooper. Over the weekend, Hooper wrote a letter to Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) president Reg Sanday to confirm the news despite an appeal to send the Vodafone national 7s and Fiji Pearl netball teams.

"The decision is disappointing as for us it is just like Brazil going to the Olympics without its soccer and women's volleyball teams, or world champion sprinter Usain Bolt and his Jamaica track team not being allowed to take part at the games," Sanday said in a statement.

"FASANOC was advised of Fiji's re-admission in the games only a week ago after accreditation had closed and after draws for the rugby 7s and netball had already been done."

He said FASANOC's annual general assembly would decide on whether or not to accept the offer to take part in the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

"National sporting bodies gave the FASANOC Board the mandate to campaign for Fiji's re-admission to the Commonwealth and since we are a democratic body it is only proper that we return the decision to our members," he added.








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