Voda­fone Triples Next for Darts

Fiji Sun - - Sport - JUS­TINE MANNAN Edited by Leone Cabenatabua Feed­back: jus­tine.mannan@fi­jisun.com.fj

The Fiji Darts As­so­ci­a­tion’s weekly com­pe­ti­tion is aimed at build­ing up po­ten­tial play­ers who will rep­re­sent Fiji to the first South Pa­cific Darts Cham­pi­onship in Van­u­atu in 2018. This Satur­day sees the Voda­fone Triples com­pe­ti­tion get un­der­way at the De­fence Club in Suva. As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Nyla Al­fred said yes­ter­day they are set­ting-up na­tional com­pe­ti­tions to groom play­ers who are in­ter­ested in play­ing in the cham­pi­onship. “This is the chance for play­ers who are in­ter­ested in play­ing for Fiji to have a fair idea of what play­ing in a tour­na­ment is like,” she said. “The good thing about this is that play­ers don’t only play with the same play­ers within their as­so­ci­a­tion but from oth­ers. So we have the Suva and Lami as­so­ci­a­tions who have come to­gether. “Darts is a mi­nor sport in the coun­try and for us to be able to take part in this darts cham­pi­onship is a re­ally big deal for us. “It will be a first for us and we need to choose the best play­ers who will pro­vide com­pe­ti­tion against the other coun­tries that will be tak­ing part. “So these com­pe­ti­tions are good and we are happy with the re­sponse we have been get­ting.” Al­fred said, they are ex­pect­ing 20 teams of three to take part in the Voda­fone Triples com­pe­ti­tion which is shap­ing up to be a good tour­na­ment. “We are ex­pect­ing a good turn out this week­end. The teams will be mixed of both men and women so that will be ex­cit­ing,” she said. “I also urge peo­ple to come out to the De­fence Club to watch and be part of it and if they are in­ter­ested to play they can al­ways join a team; so we are look­ing for­ward to the com­pe­ti­tion.”

Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau.

Ana Ruci par­tic­i­pates at the Voda­fone Fiji Ladies Darts sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.