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Fiji only Pacific team in Super Club netball competition

06 July 2017

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

Fiji's Marama Vou netball team is the only Pacific team to play in this year's Super Club netball competition. 

It's the first year for the tournament and Marama Vou have had a taste of international competition facing teams from South Africa, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Wales, Australia and New Zealand.

The Fijians went down in a close match against New Zealand's Central Pulse yesterday, 67 to 50. 

Marama Vou vs Central Pulse. Photo Credit: Michael Bradley Photography.

The team haven't had a win since the tournament began in Nelson on Sunday, but captain Vaiti Waqatabu says it's given them a good run.

"It's been a great experience," she says. "Especially for the new members of our team. It's been good exposure for the young ones."

Marama Vou includes Erikana Pedersen and Brooke Leaver from the Tactix and Afa Rusivakula from the Northern Stars. 

Waqatabu says the ANZ Premiership players have been sharing their professional experiences with the team.

"They volunteered to play for us and it's been great," she says.

Super Club organiser Kate Agnew says the competition is a great opportunity for players who've had very little time on court. 

"They have the opportunity to be able to test their skills against a number of different international styles of play."

The competition ends this Friday.

Marama Vou team. Photo/ Facebook- Leba Sauira.

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