Silktails ready to fly again

Former Fiji Bati captain and Kaiviti Silktails chairman Petero Civoniceva. Picture: ABC

Kaiviti Silktails chairman Petero Civoniceva said with the team arriving back in Sydney last Tuesday, they were ready to get back to work.

“It’s straight back to work, which is great,” Civoniceva told nswrl.com.

“They’ve settled back into their accommodation with our general manager Jacquie Shannon doing an amazing job co-ordinating everything for the players; bringing them from our High Performance Centre in Lautoka to our base in Sydney.

Despite early delays forced by the pandemic Civoniceva said they were eager to get past it and back to their processes

“It’s been a challenging pre-season already to deal with COVID and all its ramifications.

“But we’re back now so it’s full steam ahead with preparations for the 2022 Ron Massey Cup season.”

The Silktails arrived in Sydney without eight players who are still in isolation in Nadi after returning positive COVID-19 tests, and will join the team as soon as they had recovered and returned negative results.

Meanwhile, former Fiji Bati Daryl Millard has joined coach Wes Naiqama as his assistant and would add more expertise to the campaign.

“It’s a great acquisition for us having a player with Daryl’s first grade experience on top of his nine games for the Bati across four years,” Civoniceva said.

A total of 17 new faces join the Silktails with the continued focus of a shift to developing an under-23s side.

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