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BNC Here To Play, Help

  With the conclusion of the Grasshoppers/Intersport Global International Netball Festival, Beat N Cancer (BNC) from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia has deemed the tournament tough. This is the first
15 Dec 2015 12:15
BNC Here To Play, Help
The Brisbane Netball Club team during the Grasshoppers/Inter Sports Global International Netball Festival prize giving ceremony at Damodar City Aquatic Centre last night. pic…..RAMA

 

With the conclusion of the Grasshoppers/Intersport Global International Netball Festival, Beat N Cancer (BNC) from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia has deemed the tournament tough.

This is the first time Grasshoppers Netball has brought in teams from Australia to compete in the two- day tournament aimed at developing netball from grassroot levels.

BNC president Cherie Aoake Puru said it has been a huge learning curve for her netters but at the same time a fun and enjoyable experience.

“The tournament was just excellent, it was really good,” Puru said.

“Fiji plays very different netball, it’s very solid and physical and that is something which is good for our girls because it toughens them up.

“We had to adapt to that at first and we also had to adapt to the weather; it’s very hot here whereas back home in Newcastle, it’s very cool so we had to adjust which we found very difficult.

“But regardless of everything, the weather was just absolutely beautiful and it was so much fun, the girls had a lot of fun and really enjoyed themselves.

“Our competitions back home in Australia finished in September so this tournament was not only geared towards our development, but it was a good off season tournament to get us started for next year.

BNC plans on making use of their time in the country by visiting orphanages and villages.

“We have netball and rugby boys travelling with us around Nadi and Suva, the netball and rugby is part of the tour but we are here on a humanitarian side as well,” she said.

“We are going into the orphanages, schools and villages. We are mainly doing this to teach the younger ones to be a bit grateful about what they have.

“So this will be a good learning experience for them.”

BNC returns  to  Australia on Wednesday.

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj



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