For­mer Star to Lead Suva

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For­mer na­tional net­ball shoot­ing ace Va­siti Vu­gakoto is the Suva Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent. She was elected dur­ing the SNA an­nual gen­eral meet­ing in Suva. Also con­firmed in the newly elected SNA of­fice bear­ers are for­mer na­tional net­ball coach Gabriel Qoro as vice-pres­i­dent, Elenoa Rokowailoa as sec­re­tary with Han­nah Tuikoro as trea­surer. It was also agreed dur­ing the AGM that SNA is to hold work­shops for um­pires at the start of the sea­son. SNA sec­re­tary Rokowailoa said this is be­cause of the in­tro­duc­tion of new rules from the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (IFNA). “That is why train­ing is needed,” she said. “The new com­mit­tee has sched­uled a meet­ing next week to dis­cuss the fi­nal ob­jec­tives and lo­gis­tics be­fore we roll it out to the as­so­ci­a­tion.

“We in­tend to start by the last week of April. Given the change in rules from IFNA, we are also con­sid­er­ing to run a clinic for all Suva um­pires as we pre­pare for the knock­out com­pe­ti­tion.” Rokowailoa said they also plan to cre­ate more ex­cite­ment dur­ing their weekly games. She said the AGM was a suc­cess­ful one with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the eight clubs, Lo­maiv­iti, CBM, Veiyasana, Vale­nawanawa Roses, Tabuya, Army, USP and Rovers at­tend­ing. “It was a very pro­duc­tive meet- ing where is­sues were be­ing raised and ap­pro­pri­ately ad­dressed by the out­go­ing com­mit­tee. Th­ese in­cluded the util­i­sa­tion of the bud­get for last year. “The chal­lenges faced through­out the sea­son, the suc­cess of the as­so­ci­a­tion in terms of achieve­ments as a whole and lastly work­ing on the weak­ness and ways to move for­ward and im­prove this year. We were very for­tu­nate to have our se­nior mem­bers who high­lighted im­por­tant mat­ters to con­sider as we com­mence into an­other new sea­son.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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