SHINE On is expected to field a young team in their bid to defend the Lautoka netball knock-out title on Saturday.
The side which has produced some national reps such as Rejieli Daveua, Afa Rusivakula and national under-21 Ana Rusivakula will face tough competition from top teams such as Downer, Blue Ferns and Top Layers.
Lautoka netball secretary Kinisalote Drasuna said the competition would be tough as all teams wanted to set their platform for this year's weekly competition.
She said nine teams had confirmed their participation and the notable inclusion for the competition was Teteva team from Nadi.
Drasuna said more teams were expected to register their participation before the game.
"The knock-out competition is expected to be tough and it will interesting to see the rivalry amongst all teams." She said.
"Netters are looking forward to the competition and we are hopeful of a good season this year."
She said Lautoka would bank on the services of their young talents in this year's competition.
"Most players in the open grade for the past two seasons are below 20 years old."