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Fijian Pearls Trials Set For Saturday

  The opportunity to wear the Pearls black and white dress will go on the line when about 50 hopefuls go head to head at the netball trials this Saturday.
25 Jan 2019 10:00
Fijian Pearls Trials Set For Saturday
From left: Fijian Pearls (WA) Nina Cirikisuva has been named to attend the trials at the FMF Gymnasium, Suva tomorrow. Photo: Zimbio

 

The opportunity to wear the Pearls black and white dress will go on the line when about 50 hopefuls go head to head at the netball trials this Saturday.

Following the National Championships, 39 triallists were selected to trial for the Fijian Pearls squad.

According to Fiji Netball Association the players who did not participate at 2018 National Championships will also be able to trial.

“Overseas based- players and those players who are unable to trial due to injury or medical condition will be eligible for the Pearls squad selection,” stated FNA.

The trials will take place in Suva at the FMF Gymnasium from 8.30am to 3pm.

The Pearls squad for the 2019 World Cup will be announced following the trials on Saturday afternoon.

 

TEST MATCHES

The Netball World Cup will be held in Liverpool UK from Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 21.

The Pearls are scheduled to play six test matches in preparation for the World Cup.

In April, the Fijian Pearls will play 3 Test matches against Singapore in Singapore. Then in June 2019, the Pearls will play test matches against Samoa, New Zealand plus the New Zealand’s men’s team in Auckland.

The World Cup team will be announced in June prior to the New Zealand test series.

Meanwhile, for the NWC, the Pearls are in Group C where they face Jamaica, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago.

In Group A are Australia, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka. Group B sees New Zealand, Malawi, Barbados, Singapore.

Hosts England top Group D with Uganda, Scotland and Samoa.

 

SELECTED FOR TRIALS– Robyn Vula (Suva), Maliana Rusivakula (Nadi), Una Rauluni (Nasinu), Laisani Waqa (Suva), Laisa Drohilagi (Nadroga), Lydia Panapasa (Suva), Betty Furivai (NZ based), Diunisi Rauluni (Nasinu), Mereadani Nataba (Talevu), Alesi Paul (Nasinu), Vaiti Waqatabu (Suva), Asilika Sevutia (Suva), Nina Cirikisuva (Suva), Ana Taito (Nadi), Aliti Toribau (Suva), Maria Dabea (Nadi), Laisani Waqanisau (Suva), Elenoa Gukirewa (Suva), Alisi Galo (Lautoka), Alumita Naio (Lautoka), Wasela Tinai (Nasinu), Ana Cagi Moi (New Zealand), Tuipolotu Vulimailaucala (Suva), Raijeli Daveua (Suva), Kelera Nawai (Lautoka), Episake Kahatoka (Nasinu), Lusi Rokoura (Suva), Anareta Natoba (Talevu), Kelera Sawana (Lautoka), Joanna Sakuru (Suva), Alya Nusa (Suva), Mereani Tuwai (Nasinu), Mariama Radiniwaimaro (Nasinu), Luse Kotobalavu (Nasinu), Sereana Maragi (Lautoka), Emma Mualuvu (Suva),        Verenaisi Sawana (Lautoka), Sereana Taulele (Nadi), Merelita Radiceva (Suva).

 

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

 

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