Fiji Pearls’ squad members Ema Mualuvu (standing sixth from left) and Unaisi Rauluni (standing far left) have been named in the Northern Mendi Rays squad to compete in Netball Queensland’s 2022 Hart Sapphire Series.
Their linking up with the Mendi Rays is part of the Australian Government’s PacificAus Sports program with Mualuvu going for her second stint having been part of the first immersion initiative in 2021. Mualuvu was accompanied by Matila Vocea for the 2021 program.
“This is a great opportunity for our two squad members to fine tune their craft in a different setting and to learn new skills. We will have the opportunity to reconnect with them in March at the PacificAus Sports Series in Sydney and I cannot wait to see what they bring to our training and playing environment,” Fiji Netball coach Unaisi Rokoura said.
The duo will benefit from high-performance coaching and training, leadership development and personal development opportunities.
“Netball Fiji is pleased that 2 athletes have again been selected for the Athlete Immersion Program and knows that this will be another motivating factor for local netballers as more playing opportunities are made available to them,” Netball Fiji CEO Vivian Koster said.
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