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Ra sports outreach helps revive netball

Maciu Malo
Monday, June 23, 2014

THE week-long Fiji Sports Commission outreach program in Namara Village, Ra, has inspired young girls in the district of Nalawa to revive the Nalawa Netball Association.

This is according to 35-year-old Fane Komai of Namara Village — a participant of the netball outreach program.

She said the new training method introduced by the commission development officers had triggered the girls to form the association.

Komai said there were abundance of netball talent in the area but they lacked the proper facilities and training.

"The training done by development officers has opened our eyes — inspiring us to work hard and to maximise the god-given talents in us," she said.

"Hundreds of young girls and school dropouts in this area are eager to play but we have been affected by the lack of playing facilities and knowledge of the game."

She said the week-long program had taught the participants the finer rules of the game.

"We were also taught the types of training and warm-ups.

"We thanked the commission for giving us the opportunity to discover our abilities and most importantly for the free-coaching clinics."

She believed that the revival of the sport in the highlands will see more players following in the footsteps of their fellow Ra native and national netball rep Alisi Waqa.

Komai said the Nalawa Netball Association would involve more than 15 villages.

He said the competition was expected to start in two months time at Livativale Primary School ground in Nawairuku Village.

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