Debutants in Fiji Pearls Squad for PacAus Series

Netball Fiji today announced the Fiji Pearls’ lineup to take part in the PacificAus Sports Netball Series in Brisbane, Australia next month.

The team will feature four likely debutants, including two from the Fiji U21 squad.

Netball Fiji CEO Vivian Koster praised the Academy program, noting that U21 players Nakula and Nalewabau’s selection highlights its success. The other debutants, Gukirewa and Buli, earned their spots through outstanding performances in local competitions.

“”The four debutants deserve their spots in the Pearls team for the PacificAus Sports Series,they performed well at the All Stars tournament, and this is their chance to showcase their talent on a global stage.”

The tournament is scheduled for June 10-15, with the Pearls opening their campaign against Singapore on day one of competition. They take on Samoa on June 11, First Nation Australia on June 12, Tonga on June 13 before rounding up games against Namibia on June 14.

The Fiji Pearls are:

  1. Unaisi Rauluni
  2. Maliana Rusivakula
  3. Nina Nakula (new, 21&U)
  4. Lydia Panapasa
  5. Matila Vocea
  6. Anaseini Nauqe
  7. Alesi Paul
  8. Elenoa Gukirewa (new)
  9. Avelina Navue
  10. Ana Moi
  11. Kalesi Tawake
  12. Alisi Naqiri
  13. Reama Verekauta
  14. Yvonne Nalewabau (new, 21&U)
  15. Titilia Buloubuli (new)
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