Netball

No jabs, no netball in Nadi – president

The president of Nadi Netball Association is steadfast in her stance about compulsory vaccination for all stakeholders before competition proper could resume. Sorovesi Vadamatalulu said it was imperative for all eligible participants, who were 18-years and above, to be fully vaccinated before the resumption of netball competitions. “There won’t be any competition unless all stakeholders...

New Zealand sporting stars cashing in on personalised video boom

Celebrity personalised messages have become big business around the world and Australian based company Sywsh is looking to add more New Zealand sporting stars to its portfolio. For a price, ranging between $300 and $20, fans can get a private video message from their favourite Kiwi sportsman or woman. The American website Cameo appears to be the...

Silver Ferns star doesn’t want season to end with a bad feeling

Karin Burger doesn’t want to end her netball season with a bad feeling. The Silver Ferns defender is aiming for a strong showing against the Aotearoa Men’s team in their three-game series starting on Sunday night in Wellington, after the national women’s side was beaten 2-1 by England last month. New Zealand won the opening...

Australian netball greats Caitlin Bassett and Liz Ellis at odds

Former Australian netball captains Caitlin Bassett and Liz Ellis have engaged in a spicy off-court stoush after Bassett was snubbed by Super Netball teams despite being part of the Diamonds squad. Bassett, 33, appeared to have been overlooked by Australia’s Super Netball clubs for the 2022 season, with the trade period closing Friday. Australia’s most-capped...

Paris Lokotui ready for Silver Ferns debut

Paris Lokotui is hoping to add another international sport to her name as she eyes up a debut with the Silver Ferns. The 19-year-old Central Pulse defender has already represented New Zealand in basketball and water polo, but it’s representing New Zealand at netball that drives her the most. “I knew netball was something I...

Netball Fiji maps plans

Fiji Netball Association (FNA) has drawn up plans for the resumption of sports and beyond. Association president RubyAnn Sorovaki said with the recent pandemic and the “no jab, no play policy in place, they had been working hard in organising a successful return to resumption of sports competitions. “It is the only chance we have...

Netball move: Koster to spearhead new local structure

Netball in Fiji is moving to a new direction with the appointment of three top executives. Fiji Netball Association yesterday announced the appointment of Vivian Koster as its inaugural chief executive officer, Sandeep Prasad as its sport development manager and Amit Singh as its finance administrator. FNA, in a statement, said Koster joined the association...

New coach post to be advertised

With the recent resignation of national netball coach Jenny Brazel, Netball Fiji will be advertising the post in the next few days. Netball Fiji president Ruby-Ann Sorovaki said based on Jen’s recent resignation the Netball Fiji executives had met to discuss and evaluate the best way forward and would be advertising the post over the next few days. “We hope to have Jen’s...

England crush Silver Ferns to set up decider

England have set up a Taini Jamison Trophy series decider after a crucial game two victory over the Silver Ferns. A second half surge powered the Roses to an emphatic 55-45 win on Wednesday at Christchurch Arena, setting up a winner-takes-all game three on Friday at the same venue. This was a timely win for...

Silver Ferns captain Crampton out with injury for second test against England

Silver Ferns captain Gina Crampton has been forced out of Wednesday night’s test against England though injury. Crampton has been ruled out for the second test of the series in Christchurch because of a hip abductor strain. The wing attack played for 53 minutes in the opening test of the series, which the Silver Ferns won...

Lockdown life to possible Silver Ferns debut for Grace Nweke

Grace Nweke faces the daunting prospect of going straight from five weeks in Auckland lockdown to a possible Silver Ferns debut against England. The 19-year-old shooting sensation could be set for one of the more unique debuts in New Zealand sports history after being granted a government exemption on Thursday to travel to Christchurch for the...

Challenging preparation will strengthen Silver Ferns against England

Netball New Zealand chief executive Jennie Wyllie predicts the Silver Ferns will flourish against adversity when they face England next week, despite a chaotic buildup. The Ferns take on the Commonwealth Games gold medallists in a three-test Taini Jamison Trophy series in Christchurch, beginning on Monday. Head coach Dame Noeline Taurua and her squad couldn’t...

No official date to reconvene sporting activities, says Mazey

The executive chairman of Fiji National Sports Commission has confirmed no official date had been earmarked for sports and recreation activities to recommence in the country. Peter Mazey said the decision to reconvene sporting activities would be in the “hands” of the Ministry of Health. “We will strictly adhere to all the MoH directives,” he...

Silver Ferns free to leave lockdown for Roses’ series

Four Auckland-based Silver Ferns have been granted a government exemption to travel to Christchurch for next week’s netball series against England. Newly appointed captain Gina Crampton, vice-captain Sulu Fitzpatrick, Peta Toeava and Grace Nweke will join the rest of the squad ahead of Monday’s opening Test. These players returned negative Covid-19 test results before departing...

Fiji coach resigns

Jenny Brazel has resigned from the position of head coach of the Fiji Pearls as the effects of COVID- 19 continues to be felt by the sporting fraternity. Although Brazel, who held the position for less than a year, cited personal reasons as her reason to leave, it is believed the effects of COVID-19 had a role in her decision. “This has been...

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