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Playing Silver Ferns A Bonus: Davu

Vilimaina Davu says playing the Silver Ferns next month at home would be a big boost for netball in the country. The former Silver Fern and Fiji captain/ coach says
02 Dec 2014 11:15
Playing  Silver Ferns A Bonus: Davu

Vilimaina Davu says playing the Silver Ferns next month at home would be a big boost for netball in the country.

The former Silver Fern and Fiji captain/ coach says the Fiji Pearls would need to raise their level of play during Oceania Tri-Series against the Silver Ferns if they are to do well at next year’s Pacific Games in Port Moresby and later on the World Netball Championships in Australia.

“It’s a bonus hosting the Silver Ferns as this is a good build-up for the World Championship and the Pacific Games,” Davu said.

“This is one area we need to work hard on and that is to raise the competition level in Fiji.”

Davu also supported the idea of a National Super League, which kicks-off on December 12. She said this is where Fiji Netball could identify new talents.

Davu said the NSL would make those who are already in the national squad to work really hard to retain their spot.

“We have so many talents in Fiji, great netballers coming up they could make the current Fiji team but they only need to work hard,” she said.

Davu was inducted into 2014 Fiji Sports Hall of Fame last month.

She acknowledged Fiji Netball for nominating her and also her husband Aporosa Tamaniveli, daughter Bibiana and mum Jiosivini Ranadi for being the pillar of strength in her netball career.

“It was quite humbling for me I thank God for the wonderful talent he has given me,” she said.

“And Fiji Netball for putting my name forward to FASANOC, this is a proud moment for me.”

Davu’s mum Ranadi who hails from Natoika in Naitasiri said she was happy for her daughter’s achievement.

“She has worked hard for this and I’m a proud of her,” Ranadi remarked.

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