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No Show Upsets Vicki

  Fijian Pearls head coach Vicki Wilson was disappointed with a few players who did not turn up for the netball trials which started on Monday. Some have been excused
24 Aug 2017 12:25
No Show Upsets Vicki
Fiji Pearl Netball coach Vicki Wilson at Vodafone Arena on August 23, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

Fijian Pearls head coach Vicki Wilson was disappointed with a few players who did not turn up for the netball trials which started on Monday.

Some have been excused due to club and work commitments while some just did not turn up.

“We named 37 trialists on Saturday but I’m disappointed many players have opted not to turn up.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone to showcase their skills and the girls who attended are going through an intensive training week,” Wilson said.

“I’m very cautious on studies that is why we put the training up this week. I’m thankful to those employers who have been very supportive like the Fiji National Provident Fund, Fiji National University and University of the South Pacific.”

Wilson will name her final squad for the 2017/2018 season and the final squad that will play against South Africa in the series next month and the upcoming European Championship in October.

“The 37-member squad will be reduced and I have not really got a figure in my mind at the moment.

“I will also be naming a development squad,” she said.

“We have been doing a lot of skills work in various scenarios.

“We have been working in our transition play, training really hard and pushing each other to that level.

“We have a tough couple of weeks in front of us but playing South Africa is our big picture.”

The two tests against South Africa in Suva are on September 6 and 8, followed by tests against Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, to be played in Cardiff on October 5-8.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj

 



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