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Carpenter Resigns

Fijian Pearls head coach Kate Carpenter has resigned. Fiji Netball Association president Wainikiti Bogidrau confirmed they have received the resignation letter from Carpenter last week. “We respect and accept Kate’s
27 Dec 2015 09:42
Carpenter Resigns
Former Fijian Pearls coach Kate Carpenter

Fijian Pearls head coach Kate Carpenter has resigned.

Fiji Netball Association president Wainikiti Bogidrau confirmed they have received the resignation letter from Carpenter last week.

“We respect and accept Kate’s decision to resign for personal reasons,” she said.

Carpenter joined Fiji Netball in September, 2014, in a hectic Fiji Pearls programme inclusive of the Digicel Punjas Super League programme where she identified talents for the national squad and prepared the national team for its international assignments inclusive of the historic Oceania Test Series that involved the New Zealand Silver Ferns.

Carpenter was also involved in training tours to play the ANZ franchise teams in Waikato and Melbourne, the Pacific Games in PNG, and the Netball World Cup in Sydney.

 “We are grateful for her contribution over the last 15 months and would like to wish her all the best in her future endeavours,” Bogidrau added.

Carpenter flew out of the country on Christmas Day.

“I have really enjoyed my time in Fiji, especially working with the Fiji Pearls squad and team management,” she was quoted as saying in the Netball Fiji statement.

“To be part of the first Oceania Series in Suva against the New Zealand Silver Ferns was a highlight, as was the gold medal performance at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

“I’d like to wish Fiji Netball and the national squad all the very best for the future.”

Bogidrau confirmed they would advertise the position in the New Year.

“We will advertise the position in the New Year and recruit a new coach by April, 2016.”

Meanwhile, the Fiji Pearls will train under the guidance of assistant coach Alivina Waqa until a new coach is identified.

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