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Business House Netball Comp to use power play quarter format

Business House Netball Comp to use power play quarter format
Gabrielli Qoro
February 14
11:00 2018

Twenty-four teams are expected to compete in the fun-filled 2018 Fiji Sports Council Business House mixed Netball Competition which starts on March 1 at the National Netball Centre, Laucala Bay in Suva.

The Games are expected to run every Thursdays from 5.30pm and the final is scheduled for April 12.

Tournament Coordinator Gabrielli Qoro said the competition aims to promote healthy lifestyle among working people.

“Fiji Sports Council is trying to promote is healthy lifestyle, fitness and prevents Non Communicable Disease which is high cause of death in Fiji recently.

“We are mainly targeting working people in this competition. And I feel having mixed teams from various organisations to compete in this competition will also promote diversity and gender equality among the participants as well,” Qoro said.

“So, we are urging at least a maximum of two teams from each business organisations and we will only accommodate the first 24 teams that will pay up their registration fees by the 22nd of February.”


“This competition began in 2012 and this year we have received new registration from companies such as Kontiki Finance, Mind Pearl, Bred Bank and LDS church for instance.”


Power Play Quarter format

“This year we have put in place a new rule in the game which is going to be called the power play quarter,” Qoro said.

The power play quarter is basically to bring in the fun element to the competition whereby in a quarter teams will be allowed to do the following;

1)Shooters get two points for scoring one goal in that quarter

2)Shooters allowed shooting from outside the circle and getting three points if they shoot the ball in.

3)Also the Wing Attack and Centre will be allowed to shoot as well and get four points if they shoot accurately.

“Our aim in the coming years is to increase participation and to encourage more business houses to get involved in this competition.”

Meanwhile, the Registration Fees is $200 per team and the winner gets away with $500.00, Runner up $300.00 while the 2nd runner up gets – $200. And the Best Player Male and female players gets $50.

Edited by Anasilini Ratuva



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