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Girls ready for China

Zanzeer Singh
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

THE Fiji 5-a-side hockey team is grouped in a tough pool for the second Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.

Fiji will face powerhouses Argentina, Netherlands, South Africa and Japan in Pool A.

Fiji Hockey Federation development officer Tai Smith said their preparations had gone well.

Smith said to win a medal at the games would be a bonus.

"The girls were sharp at training," she said.

"We are ready to get on to the field. Fitness is at the best we can make it. It is pretty much up there.

"The girls are united. They have one goal and that is to do the best.

"If we get a medal out of it then it will be a big bonus."

Smith said the challenge was to do well in the abbreviated code.

She said they looked up to the Fiji 7s team for inspiration.

"It is a very tough pool," Smith said.

"But we are thinking along the lines like the 7s boys have gone out and become world champions in the short code.

"This is the short code of hockey playing the five-a-side game. This is a new format at the major international event."





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