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Force Win League

Capital Force were crowned winners of the inaugural Digicel/ Punjas Netball Super League after defeating Western Heats in final 49-43 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday. Coach Alivina Waqa
03 May 2015 09:11
Force Win League
Central Force’s Matila Waqanidrola (left), tries to defend against Western Heats’ Tarusila Saukuru (with ball), during the final of the Digicel Punjas Netball Super League Series at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday. Capital Force won 49-43. Photo: Jona Konataci

Capital Force were crowned winners of the inaugural Digicel/ Punjas Netball Super League after defeating Western Heats in final 49-43 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday.

Coach Alivina Waqa was overwhelmed and accredited the win to her team as well as their parent body, the Newworld Suva Netball Association.

“I’d like to thank the girls for an incredible performance,”Waqa said.

“They stuck to the game plan which we knew we had to change and improve on considering that Western Heats had beaten us twice.

“They put on a marvellous performance and I’m so pleased with what they’ve accomplished. I want to thank my team of officials for all the hard work behind the scenes to keep the team organised and make sure everything ran smoothly.

“I’m so thankful to Suva Netball for all their support throughout the competition, giving us all the manpower, financial assistance and resources we needed. We couldn’t have done it without them and I can’t thank them enough.”

Waqa, who is also the assistant coach for the Fiji Pearls, took the time to acknowledge Netball Fiji for organising the league.

“I really must thank Netball Fiji for organising the league. This competition has helped us with to identify talents and develop our players, which is always at the top of our priorities. They’ve created a great opportunity to expose a lot of young and raw talent.”

The game kicked off with Force and Heats proving to be equally matched opponents in the first quarter, 15-15. Force took the lead though after an equally fierce second quarter 25-36 and maintained that lead in the third quarter 36-33, emerging victorious in the end 49-43.

Meanwhile, in the third/fourth place final, Satellite Divas won beating Stallion Starlets 52-43 while in the fifth/sixth place final Jisoko Plateaus defeated Central Swift 49-30.

Feedback: eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 



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