Netball Fiji chief executive Vivian Koster says 2023 will be a busy year for the Fiji Pearls team with a number of events taking place.
Koster said there are plans to invite overseas based Fiji Pearl netters to join the squad in preparation for the 2023 Netball World Cup in South Africa.
“We also have plans for the New Year. Because we have a number of players overseas who have put their hand up for the team for World Cup.”
“In the New Year, we have plans to invite those players in and have a camp here where all players have opportunity to size each other up, so some training and that help us select a world cup team.”
Koster also revealed that they are trying to have a few warm up matches ahead of the Pacific Netball Series in Australia in April.
“We are looking at January to do that. We also looking at having some high level matches. May not necessarily be test matches because when you’ve got the World Cup here, everybody’s busy.”
“We looking at high level matches in March and again it’s about preparing our team.”
“Right now our coach is speaking with Singapore to see if they’ll be interested in coming, also conversations with some other teams about them coming in and having that match play. “
“Towards the end of April, we have the Pacific Netball series in Australia. I think every month net year we’ve got things on with the view of World Cup and of course when we come back, we have Pacific Games to prepare for so it’s going to be a busy year,” she added.