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Coach Carpenter Applauds League

Coach Carpenter Applauds League
Central Force’s captain Filo Korovulavula (with ball), looks for support against Western Heats. Photo: Jona Konataci
May 03
08:43 2015

Fiji Pearls head coach Kate Carpenter was impressed with the level of competition on display during the 2015 Digicel Punjas Netball Super League finals yesterday.

Carpenter applauded all the teams for putting on a great performance.

“In all the matches, you could see the intense and fierce competition right down to the last quarter and that’s a really great indicator that the level of play has lifted. It’s also really great to see such strong games and it made for a really exciting tournament to watch.”

Carpenter also commented on the league contributing to the improvement of the standard of netball on a national level as well as being a great tool for identifying potential Fiji Pearls.

“This series has been most useful in terms of training netball players and having them compete over a period of four months and it was really great to see everyone committed to that cycle of training and competing for the last four months.

“Development of players and their skills and talent has always been a priority and this has been a wonderful opportunity for us to nationalise that focus.

“This series has helped to bridge the gap between club level and national level players and games. Looking at the matches, I’ve seen a lot of players who have all the right elements but simply require some work on skills and conditioning and strengthening perhaps.

“The best outcome of this series has been that all the wonderful talents we’ve seen throughout the league have come from across all the districts so that’s also great to see.”

The 2015 Digicel Punjas Netball Super League final saw Capital Force crowned the inaugural champions after defeating Western Heats 49-43 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday.

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