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Santa Maria Netters Keen To Play

Santa Maria Netters Keen To Play
Players and officials of Revelation Sports and Recreation Inc teams from New Zealand at the Tanoa Skylodge Hotel in Nadi on July 5, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
July 06
10:19 2018

Yalaina Tubu, a student of Santa Maria Catholic Col­lege in New Zealand, is looking forward to play against Fijians of her age.

They will participate in the NEWWORLD IGA Suva Netball Association inter-confederacy tournament at the National Net­ball Centre, Suva, tomorrow.

The 12-year-old is part of the Rev­elation Sports and Recreation Inc, a Christian club- based in South Auckland and has paternal links to Naevuevu in Nadroga.

“We are here to play against the Fijian girls and also to experience the Fijian culture. It is very im­portant to us as we don’t get this opportunity,”she said.

“This is our first ever tour to Fiji and we are very much looking for­ward to it.

“Many of us are visiting Fiji for the first time.”

The team comprised of Under-11, U12 and U14 grade players and will also play in Nadi, Lautoka and Sigatoka.

Team liaison officer Steven Smith said the tour group in­cludes 38 children and 20 support staff and parents.

“The team represents players that come out of the greater Auck­land area,” said Smith, a former Ba resident.

“The target is all about learning the Fijian experience. The compo­sition of the team includes play­ers of Samoan, Tongan, Fijian and Maori background.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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