Carpenter Ready to Rebuild

Kate Carpenter aims to take the Fiji Pearls to new heights The new Fiji national netball coach made the comment at the Digicel/Punjas National Championship in Lautoka yesterday “We will
23 Aug 2014 17:31
Carpenter Ready to Rebuild
Leone Tauleka and Sainiana Dilo pleased to see the Waisulubonu waters much clearer than before. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Kate Carpenter aims to take the Fiji Pearls to new heights

The new Fiji national netball coach made the comment at the Digicel/Punjas National Championship in Lautoka yesterday

“We will try and build on what others have done, building on the performance and benchmark that previous players and coaches have set,” Carpenter said.

“And most importantly to keep up with the trend and competing in international tournaments.

“It would be great to develop the team to more competitions, so there are really good plans around both national and international tournaments.

“I feel that we need to work on discipline and control on court and physical fitness. There is also in particular a Fiji style which is fine. We don’t want to change those sorts of things.”

She said that it would also mean changing some of the technical skills that prohibits girls to perform under extreme pressure.

“I think one of the things the Fiji Pearls will benefit from is international games and I think at this point getting the calendar right is very important,” Carpenter said.

Impressed with the performance by the young girls at the Digicel/Punjas National Championship in Lautoka, Carpenter will be interested to see new faces in the national side.

“We are looking at talents and new faces that we have not seen before with some more training from us that will help them in their performance, whether it be in the development team or the bigger team,” she said.

Carpenter will be with the Fiji Pearls on contract for three years.

Results: U21-Lautoka One 15 Suva 16, Tailevu 17 Lautoka Two 22, Nadroga One 14 Naitasiri Highlanders 9, Lautoka One 29 Naitasiri Northern Bulls 5, Lautoka Two 21 Nadi One 10, Suva 20 Navosa 6, Nadroga Two 23 Nadi Two 8, Nasinu 16 Nadroga One 11, Nadi One 16 Naitasiri Highlanders 10, Lautoka One 27, Suva 31 Naitasiri Northern Bulls 5, Nasinu 14 Lautoka Two 11,Tailevu 14 Nadi One 11, Nadroga Two 19 Navosa 2, Nasinu 29 Naitasiri Highlanders 8, Nadi Two 15 Navosa 11, Nadroga One 19 Tailevu 15, Nadroga Two 35 Naitasiri Northern Bulls 1, Suva 20 Navosa 6, Nasinu 21 Nadi One 10,Tailevu 11 Naitasiri Highlanders 9, Lautoka Two 24 Nadroga One 14

B-grade: Lautoka 10 Suva 22, Naitasiri Northern Bulls One 15 Magodro Two 9, Wainikeli 14 Navosa 15,Magodro One 16 Nasinu 19, Nadroga 12 Naitasiri Highlanders 13, Naitasiri Northern Bulls Two 9 Nadi 28,Lautoka 20 Magodro Two 6,Suva 23 Navosa 10,Naitasiri Northern Bulls One 9 Tailevu 13,Nasinu 19 Naitasiri Highlanders 6, Magodro One 10 Nadi 16,Nadroga 19 Naitasiri Northern Bulls Two 7,Nasinu 15 Nadi 12, Lautoka 15 Navosa 13, Suva 27 Wainikeli 6, Magodro Two 12 Tailevu 11, Magodro Two 9 Wainikeli 9, Magodro One 7 Nadroga 16, Naitasiri Highlanders 21 Naitasiri Northern Bulls Two 6, Navosa25 Naitasiri Northern Bulls One 6

A-grade: Suva 50 Nadi 3, Nasinu 44 Navosa 3, Tailevu 21 Naitasiri Highlanders 9, Lautoka 18 Nadroga 5, Nadroga 14 Tailevu 9, Suva 29 Navosa 1, Naitasiri Highlanders 12 Nadi 9, Nasinu 19 Lautoka 11, Nasinu 28 Tailevu 14,Nadroga 30 Nadi 3, Suva 30 Naitasiri Highlanders 5, Lautoka 22 Navosa 3, Suva 37 Nadroga 4, Lautoka 23 Tailevu 9, Nasinu 49 Naitasiri Highlanders 4, Navosa 13 Nadi 7.


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