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34 teams to battle in b'ball

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A NEW Caledonia basketball club will be part of this year's National Easter Basketball Club Championship in Suva.

This is confirmed by Basketball Fiji's development officer Laisiasa Puamau.

The former national rep said 34 teams would be part of this year's event.

He said other teams from Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu had shown interest to be part of the annual event.

"Basketball Fiji has confirmed the participation of SS1 Men's Basketball Club from New Caledonia to participate in this year's annual National Easter Basketball Club Championship," he said.

"Interest has been shown by our Pacific neighbouring federations in particular PNG and Vanuatu however we are still awaiting their confirmation for the event."

At last year's event, Tamaraws basketball club from PNG was part of the men's competition. Puamau said this would be first time for a New Caledonia to tour Fiji.

"This will be the first time that we have a club team from New Caledonia to compete in our annual championship.

"Last year we had the PNG national men's club champions Tamaraws compete in the event. The side lost in the quarter-finals last year."

Puamau said they wanted to organise the tournament according to international standard.

"The strategic goal of the National Easter Basketball Club Championship is to run the event to International standard. It has been a long-term goal to have international teams to compete in the Easter Championships.

"New Caledonia has been a traditionally strong basketball island. Through the participation of their New Caledonia men's club champion will prove dividends as it will allow the basketball community to gauge our skill at the club and national level."

Puamau added they look forward to building on a strong relationship with New Caledonia Basketball Federation.








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