No jabs, no netball in Nadi – president

Goal Defence Anaseini Ravuinadi of Naboutini defend against Tavua during the Netball IDC at Netball Courts. Picture: RAMA/FT FILE

The president of Nadi Netball Association is steadfast in her stance about compulsory vaccination for all stakeholders before competition proper could resume.

Sorovesi Vadamatalulu said it was imperative for all eligible participants, who were 18-years and above, to be fully vaccinated before the resumption of netball competitions.

“There won’t be any competition unless all stakeholders are fully vaccinated with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,” she said.

“We are notifying the managers to forward a list of all vaccinated netballers, who are actively participating in the sport.

“It is compulsory for all our club members, including netballers in both genders to follow the rules. Otherwise there won’t be any netball despite the greenlight given by the Government for contact sports to recommence, but for fully vaccinated individuals.

“Any netballer, who is unwilling or resisting to get vaccinated will lose the opportunity to participate in netball under the NNA umbrella.

“That will ultimately mean that the player won’t be able to represent NNA in the district competitions later next year, thus missing on the opportunity to be considered for national duties with the Fiji Pearls.

“It is critically important for all eligible netters affiliated to NNA to comply with the directives of the Government pertaining to the no jabs, no play policy.

“There is no other option.”

The 63-year-old said such an exercise would ultimately encourage more people in the community to get the jabs.

“We are looking forward to the recommencement of netball in Nadi for our fans and members after six long months of inactivity.”

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