Netball youth cup starts

The inaugurual Punjas Digicel Netball Youth Cup will be held at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on Saturday.

The one-day competition will feature 10 district teams of players from 20 years of age and under. The confirmed teams are from Suva, Lautoka, Nasinu, Navosa, Nadi, Tailevu and Nadroga. Netball Fiji President Wainikiti Bogidrau said they expected a tough competition with participating associations fielding their strongest teams for this historic event.

“We are excited about the prospect of showcasing the talent of our future Pearls and providing continued mileage to our major sponsors Punjas and Digicel,” Bogidrau said.

Bogidrau said this was an opportunity to test members of the national 21 and under squad who were preparing for the Oceania Qualifying Rounds for the 2017 World Youth Netball Cupin Auckland in September.

“Digicel is happy to support youth and development in netball and we pledge our commitment to the sport and the first Youth Cup Championship,” said Digicel Fiji CEO, Darren McLean.

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