Netball

Pacific Mini Games organisers pinning hopes on Covid vaccine

Organisers of the 2022 Pacific Mini Games remain confident the event will go ahead, despite lingering concerns over the impact of Covid-19. The Northern Marianas was originally set to host the multi-sport event in June before it was delayed by 12 months because of the global pandemic. Chair of the Games Organising Committee, Marco Peter,...

Silver Ferns depleted in defensive end for Constellation Cup

The Silver Ferns could be down to just three frontline defenders for March’s Constellation Cup series against Australia, due to failed fitness tests and unavailability. An area of strength in previous years, the Ferns are suddenly devoid of healthy bodies in the defensive circle. With centurion Katrina Rore pregnant, Phoenix Karaka recently becoming a first-time...

Players on the move

New Zealand-based Kishan Sami and Etonia Delai are eyeing a return to Fiji for the 2021 football season. The duo based in Manukau are among several overseas-based players who have applied for their International Transfer Certificates (ITC) to feature for the local district teams. Sami who has earned 13 national caps moved to New Zealand...

Silver Ferns to host Australia in Constellation Cup in March

The Silver Ferns will face the Australian Diamonds for the first time in over a year when the Constellation Cup comes to New Zealand in March. The Constellation Cup, which was postponed due to Covid-19 last year, has been confirmed to be played in New Zealand. Christchurch Arena will host the first two matches on March 2...

Netball Fiji appoints Brazel as new coach

Former assistant coach for the Queensland Firebirds, Jenny Brazel is the new Fiji Pearls coach. Brazel was part of the successful Firebirds coaching team for both the ANZ Championship and Suncorp Super Netball from 2015-2019 and was responsible for the Firebirds attacking performance. Netball Fiji president RubyAnn Sorovaki said Brazel’s current position with Netball Queensland...

Dame Noeline wants collaboration over bottom lines

Silver Ferns’ coach Dame Noeline Taurua is finally planning on sitting down this week to sign a contract that will take her through to the World Cup in 2023. The World Cup winning coach is currently signed up until February next year. Dame Noeline received a contract extension offer from Netball New Zealand some time...

Jenny Brazel is Fiji’s new netball coach

Jenny Brazel, former Assistant Coach for the Queensland Firebirds, is the new Netball Fiji coach. Brazel was part of the successful Firebirds coaching team for both the ANZ Championship and Suncorp Super Netball from 2015-2019 and was responsible for the Firebirds attacking performance. Netball Fiji president RubyAnn Sorovaki said that in Jenny’s current position with...

Sports awards axed

The 2020 Fiji Sports Awards has been cancelled after consultations with the major stakeholders, which included the sponsors also, says the chief executive officer at FASANOC. Lorraine Mar said the FSA organising committee made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Fiji Sports Awards, which had been scheduled to be held early next year. “COVID-19...

England series down, Dame Noeline looks for next challenge

Silver Ferns’ coach Dame Noeline Taurua believes the Taini Jamison series was a good test for her side and is already looking for the next challenge. The world champions beat the England Roses 62-47 in another fiercely contested test in Hamilton last night to take a clean sweep of the series. Despite some inconsistent patches...

Ferns finish in style

The Silver Ferns have completed a sweep of their three test Taini Jamison Trophy series against England. The world champions have beaten England 62-47 in another fiercely contested test in Hamilton. Despite being without a host of their leading players, the English again matched the Ferns for long periods and were only narrowly beaten in...

Silver Ferns’ coach happier after tough, traditional Test

Despite a closer scoreline, Silver Ferns’ coach Dame Noeline Taurua was happier with her side’s performance in beating England 54-47 in the second Test in Hamilton last night. She also said the game felt like a more traditional Test. “Which actually was quite enjoyable …a real tough Test match and the toing and froing and...

Silver Ferns beat England 54-47 to win Taini Jamison trophy

The Silver Ferns have beaten England 54-47 in the second netball Test in Hamilton to win the Taini Jamison trophy. While the scoreline was closer than in game one, Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua was happier with her sides performance. The England defence forced the Silver Ferns into a number of handling errors and the...

Ferns back on mid-courter’s radar

Claire Kersten is back in the Silver Ferns after all but writing off her chances of wearing the black dress again. The mid-courter played 36 minutes off the bench in New Zealand’s 58-45 first test win over England in Hamilton on Wednesday. It was her first appearance for the Ferns since the 2018 Commonwealth Games...

Dame Noeline not happy with first test win

The world champion Silver Ferns can expect some stern words at training today despite sealing victory over the England Roses in Hamilton on Wednesday night. The 13-goal win over the world number three ranked Roses gives the Silver Ferns an early advantage in the three-match Taini Jamison Trophy series in Hamilton However Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline...

Silver Ferns capture Cadbury Series title in thrilling final

The Silver Ferns have snapped their losing streak to the New Zealand men’s side to capture the Cadbury Series netball title. They edged the men in a thrilling last quarter to win 55-52 in the final in Palmerston North on Saturday night. The men had held the advantage over the Ferns, winning both Cadbury Series...

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