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Mualuvu, Rauluni Off To Queensland

Fijian Pearls squad mem­bers, Ema Mualuvu and Unaisi Rauluni today join the Northern Mendi Rays pre-season training camp.
30 Jan 2022 12:20
Mualuvu, Rauluni Off To Queensland
Queensland bound....Fijian Pearls squad members Unaisi Rauluni (left) and Ema Mualuvu at Nausori International Airport on January 28, 2022. Photo: Netball Fiji

Fijian Pearls squad mem­bers, Ema Mualuvu and Unaisi Rauluni today join the Northern Mendi Rays pre-season training camp.

The duo were farewelled by Net­ball Fiji yesterday. They will fea­ture for the Rays at the 2022 Hart Sapphire Series.

Pearls head coach, Unaisi Rok­oura wished the players well and looks forward to seeing how their game will grow from this experi­ence.

“I am happy that our players have been given this opportunity. It will also encourage other play­ers and give them something to strive for in their own netball ca­reers,” Rokoura said.

Netball Fiji chief executive of­ficer, Vivian Koster said: “Netball Fiji is proud to be sending off two players once again to the Sap­phire Series.

“We had opportunity to see both Ema and Unaisi in action over the recent Punjas Digicel Super Club Championship playing for the champion Tagimoucia team, and look forward to seeing them in the Sapphire Series.”

Koster also acknowledged the PacificAus Sports partnership with Netball Australia and the Australian Department of For­eign Affairs and Trade for the op­portunity.

“We also thank Netball Queens­land for their logistical assis­tance.

“Netball Fiji had a brief with the players this week stressing the importance of this attach­ment and that they are repre­sentatives not only of their team mates that hope to follow them into the program but of netball and of Fiji. The athletes were also provided with a travelling al­lowance,” Koster added.

“Netball Fiji wishes both ath­letes all the best for the coming season.”

Mualuvu was also part of the Athlete Immersion Programme at Northern Mendi Rays last year where she went with shooter, Ma­tila Vocea.

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