The Fiji Secondary Schools Netball Association will be fielding three teams for the Digicel Punjas National Championship to contest the 19 and Under grade and the premier division.
A total of 100 players were selected from the secondary schools’ netball finals last weekend for the 17&Under and the 19&Under.
These players will form a 19 &Under team as well as a premier team ahead of the National Championship.
The extended academy squad will go through another selection process after the National Academy camp next week, and a final squad will be selected for the 17& Under and the 19&Under.
The academy players will also have the chance to be part of the Fiji Pearls’ preparation programme for the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands.
“We’re having Pacific Games selection too, so it’s quite possible that some of the academy players might make the Pacific Games squad,” Netball Fiji CEO Vivian Koster said.
“I think it’s important for all players to know that selectors won’t only be for the academy but there will also be selection for Fiji Pearls out there at the Digicel Punjas National Championship.”