Fiji Time: 4:43 PM on Thursday 26 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61990.6009
JPY 53.088950.0889
GBP 0.32320.3152
EUR 0.42670.4147
NZD 0.71310.6801
AUD 0.66410.6391
USD 0.47810.4611

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s fans disappointed
  2. Sea ordeal leaves scars, brothers swim for 14 hours
  3. Fijians celebrate win
  4. Cracked beam leads to one-lane traffic
  5. 'No special treatment for police'
  6. Driver charged in connection with fatal accident
  7. Of course it sells!
  8. Villages escape flooding
  9. Ministry probes death
  10. PM: Violence against women unjustifiable

Top Stories this Week

  1. A costly 'blunder' Saturday (21 May)
  2. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. 7s taboo Friday (20 May)
  6. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  7. Senior citizen's alleged murder angers police Saturday (21 May)
  8. Ryan eyes Olympics gold Saturday (21 May)
  9. Family, friends bid farewell to navy officer Sunday (22 May)
  10. Life of sacrifice Sunday (22 May)