Fiji Time: 4:01 PM on Wednesday 26 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

West hockey U18 squad meets

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, April 06, 2014

MORE than 20 players turned up for the Fiji under-18 girl's hockey squad training at the South Seas Club Swimming Pool & Family Park in Lautoka yesterday.

The overwhelming turnout in the rainy conditions surprised coach Taka Newton.

This was the first training session for the Western Division players vying for a spot in the national team for the 2014 Youth Olympics in China.

Newton said more training sessions would be held in the coming weeks.

"My focus is on the West right now," he said.

"We are trying to get the players to train together and are fortunate to have the South Seas Club Swimming Pool and Family Park facility which has a good surface.

"I'm very happy with the turn out. To be honest I thought there would be only five of six players but we got more than 20.

"We will conduct more training sessions in the West and will base our training here at South Seas Club for the next three to four months because it is a central venue.

"We hope that the number of participants will increase. Right now a lot of focus is on athletics. But after the Coca-Cola Games more players will want to put their hands up for selection."

The Fiji U18 girls' team qualified for Youth Olympics despite losing to New Zealand 1-5 in the final of the Oceania Championship in Vanuatu last month.

The Youth Olympics will be held in Nanjing from August 16-28.








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 0.65790.6389
JPY 54.478551.4785
GBP 0.37630.3683
EUR 0.44330.4313
NZD 0.70410.6711
AUD 0.64690.6219
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Disciplinary advice for Kiro grounding
  2. Akbar: It takes time to deliver
  3. Non-performing contractors 'are out'
  4. Subsidy plea
  5. 788 land leases renewed
  6. Singh: Teachers still affected by board
  7. Qiliho warns officers
  8. Hero's welcome
  9. Fiji marks Anzac Day
  10. Union awaits word

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cokes17: Maia breaks record Thursday (20 Apr)
  2. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  3. Sawani cheerleaders Thursday (20 Apr)
  4. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  5. 30-year record stands Thursday (20 Apr)
  6. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  7. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  8. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  9. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)