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Flu hits reps in Spain

Written By : VUNIWAQA BOLA. Fiji Women’s Basketball physiotherapist, Sharlene Nand has been working around the clock to help the team in Spain. Team manager, Deborah Hazelman yesterday said the
06 Jun 2008 12:00

Written By : VUNIWAQA BOLA. Fiji Women’s Basketball physiotherapist, Sharlene Nand has been working around the clock to help the team in Spain.
Team manager, Deborah Hazelman yesterday said the chilly weather got in to some of the players.
“It’s just the usual flu but the physio has been 100per cent in her work trying to get them ready,”Hazelman said.
She said the players were trying to adjust to the food.
“Some have adjusted pretty well to food and stuff.”
The team played a friendly match with a local club in Madrid yesterday.
Hazelman said the team arrived on Tuesday after a 36-hour flight. “It was a long flight and we are just worried that the girls might not be able to have enough rest.”
“But they are on the mend now, they just had one outing.”
“They have been given pep talks from basketball president, Iowane Naivalurua.”
Hazelman said the players were now focused into their first match on Monday.
“We are just aiming for the players to give their best.”
“They will be up against fourth and fifth ranked team.”
Hazelman said the tour to Spain is all about giving the girls an opportunity to play the best they can.
“The good thing is captain, Mikaelar (Whippy) and vice, Val (Nainima) have got experience and have been encouraging the girls.”
“It is of course a huge battle especially when it is the first time for Fiji to be at this level.”
Hazelman added the game would be a real blessing for the Fiji girls as they try and learn the most from it.



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