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Former Suva netball boss welcomes changes

  Former Suva Netball Association president Milika Munivai is overwhelmed with the effort and commitment put in by the current executives. Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, Munivai said she appreciated their
02 May 2017 11:00
Former Suva netball boss welcomes changes
USP Reef GK Nacanieli Goneyali goes for the ball against Western Force in the men's tournament on day one of the Newworld Suva Mix Basketball tournament on April 29th, 2017 at the Vodafone Arena. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

 

Former Suva Netball Association president Milika Munivai is overwhelmed with the effort and commitment put in by the current executives.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, Munivai said she appreciated their work during the opening of the SNA’s season last Saturday.

“I really appreciate the way the executives had organised the opening and competition as well,” the retired school teacher said.

“They have brought in changes into the game of netball. This has seen the involvement of mixed teams- men, women, primary and secondary schools. It is very encouraging to see this.”

Munivai said in the past the committee members disagreed to the involvement of primary and secondary school students to be part of the SNA competition.

“The reason being is that they don’t want to be blamed if the children get injured. But now I can see the association is driven towards developing these young players which is really inspiring.

“The difference that I saw in comparison to the time when I was the president was that there was a big change that they have brought into the association. Seeing these young people run the biggest netball association in the country was very moving and encouraging.”

Muniwai was also grateful for the support shown by the men umpires in controlling the games.

“I would like to thank the boys and mens that were umpiring the games which we hardly had in the past since women were the only ones controlling the game,” she added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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