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Good Experience For Sujata

Sujata Singh was the only Indo-Fijian to participate in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Wives and Mothers Club annual volleyball and netball tournament which ended last Saturday. After being
08 Sep 2014 12:01

Sujata Singh was the only Indo-Fijian to participate in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Wives and Mothers Club annual volleyball and netball tournament which ended last Saturday.

After being in Suva for seven years, Sujata moved to Nadi after her husband Captain Praneel Singh was relocated to Delta Coy Nadi.

Sujata-SinghAnd playing for the Nadi team has been an unforgettable experience.

“This is actually very exciting and being in such a big unit I had to take charge and the support from the ladies has been so overwhelming,” she said.

“I have taken part before when I was in Suva but only as a sub. But this year I am actually playing which is such a wonderful experience for me since I love netball.”

While Singh lived in Suva she taught at DAV Girls College where she encouraged Indo-Fijian girls to take up the sport.

“I’ve always had a passion for netball and I have been encouraging Indo-Fijian girls to play netball because there has always been that cultural barrier that has been holding the girls back.

“I feel like they do not feel comfortable but as an Indo-Fijian myself I had an understanding and so I allowed the girls to play with long tights and long dresses just to get them comfortable.” she said.

Even though the tournament was aimed to bring the wives and mothers together, Sujata said the objective was more than that.

“Most of these women are housewives, but being part of a tournament like this it also strengthens them and it is always good to have competition because when you see how competitive they get their strength starts showing and it’s wonderful to see how such tournaments uplifts women.” Singh said.

The Delta Coy Nadi wives netball team which Singh plays for made it for the first time into the semifinals where they were beaten by Navy.

Netball results: A-Grade round semifinal Navy 35-30 3FIR, final Engineers 30-24 Navy; B-Grade round robin LSU beat Engineers 29-17; Veterans Grade: 3FIR 11-10 HQ.

Volleyball: Semifinals LSU24-25 Navy; final Navy 14-25 Lautoka.

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj


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