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IGM Back After 4-Year Lapse

IGM Back After 4-Year Lapse
Indira Ghandi Memorial School U14 netball team taking part for the first time in the primary school netball competition on April 8th, 2017. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga
April 09
11:53 2017

Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Primary School is back in the Suva Primary Schools netball competition after not taking part for four years.

The four-year gap was due to the lack of teachers available to teach netball in the school, until teacher/coach Alena Vodivodi came along.

“This is our first year back in the primary schools netball and I have to say it is really great to be back,” Vodivodi said.

“We stopped playing for a long time because there was no one to take up the sport and teach the kids how to play netball.

“It has been quite a challenge for me bringing the girls together and especially when they do not have the skills but they have come a long way.

“When we told the kids that we would be forming a netball team, they were just so excited and you could tell that this means something to them.

“Now that they are playing, we have seen some hidden talents being showcased which is always good to see.

“The atmosphere at school has changed a lot, there is a lot of eagerness in the girls to be part of the team and train and we hope to see some of these girls go up and be part of the national team one day.”

Suva Primary Schools secretary Alisi Balekiwai said, they are happy to have IGM back.

“The fact that they have made the effort to come back is a really good thing and it also opens up the competition as well,” Balekiwai said.

“We are trying to lift the standard of netball for these kids while they are still young.

“The kids are having fun and are learning in the process and we are happy that we have had a good couple of weeks of competition.”

The Suva Primary School netball had their last competition yesterday for term one.

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