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Set for China

Arin Kumar
Friday, August 08, 2014

THE national under-18 girls hockey side to compete in the Youth Olympic Games has completed their training.

The side will depart for Nanjing, China on Monday and will break camp today.

Team coach Tai Smith said the girls had been in camp for some time now and would be given time off to spend with their families before they departed for the competition.

She said while their training in Fiji was completed, they would polish up on some areas when in China.

"We have five days before our first match we will just fine tune and polish up on some areas," Smith said.

"Also we have not confirmed any warm-up or friendly matches but we would try and negotiate one with the Uruguay side."

She said her side would face Argentina, Netherlands, South Africa and Japan in the competition.

"If we do have a warm-up match against Uruguay, then we don't want Argentina to get a wind of it because our first match is against Argentina.

"They were playing a friendly match with Uruguay.

"We saw the DVD of that match and our goalkeeper Lavenia Ratumaimuri learnt a lot from watching that game," she said.

Smith said Temo Pasemaca Tikoitoga had a niggling knee injury but was expected to recover in time for the competition.

Meanwhile, she also acknowledged the support by the Lelean Memorial School old scholars when they visited the side in camp earlier this week.

"They brought us food, gifts and spent time with us and it was a big boost to the girls.

"The girls were really moved by the gesture and it was a huge contribution towards our preparations."








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