Netball Fiji has announced a roster comprising 66 players who will be integral members of the Under 17 and Under 19 National Academy which is scheduled to commence on Saturday.
Following the National Championship and the Secondary Schools Netball tournament, Netball Fiji organised a 1 week National Academy training camp.
This intensive week-long training camp witnessed the best performing athletes from the secondary schools tournament and the National Championship vying for a spot in the National Academy.
The National Academy selectors were entrusted with the task of evaluating players and forming the final squad.
Netball Fiji chief executive Vivian Koster explained the organisation’s strategic focus on nurturing young talents.
“The National Netball Academy is pivotal in our talent development strategy. One of our strategic pillars is the Growth of Netball.”
“The Academy represents a crucial facet of this growth strategy, and we are always excited about the dedication and effort exhibited by players who seek selection. The selection process was highly competitive, and Netball Fiji is deeply appreciative of the commitment and support extended by players and their families.”
The primary objective of the National Academy is to foster the young talents around the country and the Academy will also serve as a preparatory platform for players gearing up for the Netball World Youth Cup qualifiers, scheduled for the following year.