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Nadroga Netball Coach Calls For Competition For Youths

Nadroga Under-21 netball coach, Sailasa Cagi, has applauded Netball Fiji for providing a national platform to expose the talents of youth players.
23 Apr 2022 14:44
Nadroga Netball Coach Calls For Competition For Youths
Nadroga One (Wing Defence) Ilisapeci Joana defends against Nadroga Two in the 9th/10th playoffs of PacificAus Sports Fiji Netball Youth Championship at the Vodafone Arena, Suva, on April 23, 2022. Nadroga One won 29-17 to finish ninth while Nadroga Two were at 10th spot. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Nadroga Under-21 netball coach, Sailasa Cagi, has applauded Netball Fiji for providing a national platform to expose the talents of youth players.

The Nadroga Netball Association fielded two teams for the two-day PacAus Sports Fiji Netball Youth Championship at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

“This is a good exposure for the girls, great experience and on top that playing with the girls from Suva where they get to learn more,” Cagi said.

“In Nadroga, we played amongst other teams, so coming to Suva there is a lot of challenge from these teams. The girls are coping and getting experienced which I think will build their netball skills.”

Despite their loss in the first rounds of games, he is hopeful that some of his players could impress the national selectors.

“We have spotted a few of our players from both teams and we are hopeful that they will be selected,” he said.

“They are not just under-21, some of these girls are 15 and 16-year-olds so this tournament is really great for them to learn more. We hope to get more competitions for the youths in future,” Cagi added.  The NNA has four players who are part of the senior Fijian Pearls extended squad.

RESULTS
9th/10th playoffs:
Nadroga One 29-17 Nadroga Two
7th/ 8th playoffs: Nadi Two 25-12 Nasinu Two
Semifinal 1: Nadi One 15-45 Suva One
Semifinal 2: Lautoka 27-33 Secondary Schools
Ranking SF1: Nadi Two 24-33 Suva Two
Ranking SF2: Nasinu One 34-24 Nasinu Two

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