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The Fijian Under-21 netball team finally got their luggage yesterday – 17 hours after arriving into Gaborone, Botswana for the Netball World Youth Cup Head coach Vicki Wilson shared the
07 Jul 2017 11:13
Lost And Found
The Baby Pearls netball team at Botswana on July 6, 2017. Photo: Netball Fiji

The Fijian Under-21 netball team finally got their luggage yesterday – 17 hours after arriving into Gaborone, Botswana for the Netball World Youth Cup

Head coach Vicki Wilson shared the good news.

Wilson said they were grateful to Fiji Airways for locating all 23 luggage stuck in Johannesburg and these were priority-tagged through to Gaborone.

“Despite this setback, the Baby Pearls attended their first training session yesterday,” Wilson said.

“With only the clothes they travelled in the team has stretched, danced and completed a training session.

The Baby Pearls netball team at Botswana on July 6, 2017. Photo: Netball Fiji

The Baby Pearls netball team at Botswana on July 6, 2017. Photo: Netball Fiji

“We had a tough court conditions as we had to walk through a sandpit to get to the indoor venue.

“The team is in high spirits and will attend their first full training session today.

“The journey for the young Pearls, began early Monday morning from Nausori Airport to Nadi then to Sydney where they overnighted before travelling on Johannesburg, a flight that took about 14 hours.

“After a two and a half layover in Johannesburg, the team than took another flight to Botswana, arriving into Gaborone at around 9pm on Tuesday night.”

Meanwhile, Fiji will face Trinidad and Tobago in their first game on Saturday at 10pm.

 

The team is staying at Cresta Lodge alongside the New Zealand, Australian, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island teams.

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