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New Era For Fiji Netball: Mazey

Fiji National Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey believes the newly appointed Fijian Pearls coach Vicki Wilson will be a bonus in moving the sport forward. Wilson will be working with
30 Jul 2016 12:21
New Era For Fiji Netball: Mazey
Fiji Pearls new head coach Vicki Wilson with Netball Fiji President Wainikiti Bogidrau in Suva yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

Fiji National Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey believes the newly appointed Fijian Pearls coach Vicki Wilson will be a bonus in moving the sport forward.

Wilson will be working with the national team as well as developing netball for the next three years.

“We’re very happy to have somebody of Vicki’s caliber joining our international coaching stable,” Mazey said.

“The important thing that we are seeing is that Government has been announcing that we are moving into a four-year development phase where we move from each World Cup and each Olympics. I’ve had some very good discussions with Vicki on the development of netball going forward to the next World Cup and all the upcoming events.

“We will also be planning a number of tournaments this year and next year that will be hosted in Fiji and we look forward to working with Vicki. I was very pleased to know that she has been with the Australian Institute of Sports as we’ve very close ties between the sports commission and the institute.

“Of course now, knowing that Vicki is so adaptable we will probably use her a lot forAAthe  Commission programmes doing some development, training the trainers as well which is important for netball going forward.”

Members of the Fijian Pearl players have also expressed their excitement to work with a high profile coach.

Pearls vice-captain Maria Lutua said she cannot wait to get on the court with Wilson and learn from her.

“We are so privileged to have a world class coach as part of the team. I know the girls are excited to work with Vicki.”

Wilson will have her first session with the Fijian Pearls on Monday.

 Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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