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Hoornweg works on team balance

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, May 04, 2014

FIJI Pearls coach Julie Hoornweg is working on bringing that balance between flair and athleticism in the national players.

The veteran mentor started preparation for the upcoming Digicel Tri Nations Series against Papua New Guinea and Northern Ireland last week and is impressed with the commitment of the players.

She said while Fijians did not lack athleticism and flair, they needed control on them to be effective on court.

"We do have a lot of flair in this country but we have to use control with that flair. It can't just all be flair because you end up throwing the ball around and putting more pressure on yourself," Hoornweg said.

"Finding that kind of balance between the flair and athleticism and that control and discipline is what we are working really hard on."

Hoornweg is excited with the series which will begin this Tuesday in Suva and hopes for good start at the helm of the national netball side.

She said "work ethics" was another factor she had been working on.

Hoornweg hopes for a consistent performance and for that, she will be bringing some changes to the training structure of the national side.

"Sometimes you have to do things differently to what you did in the past," she added.

Fiji Pearls:

Afa Rusivakula, Alesi Waqa, Debra Delana, Jane Dikini, Lusi Robanakadavu, Maria Lutua, Matila Waqanidrola, Nina Cirikisuva, Sera Dakuitoga, Teimumu Vukinavanua, Vaiti Waqatabu, Vilisi Tavui

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