Netball Fiji is proud to announce Unaisi Rauluni and Ema Mualuvu who are current members of the Fiji Pearls squad have been named in the Northern Mendi Rays squad for the 2022 Hart Sapphire Series.
This opportunity is a result of the Athlete Immersion Program which is part of the PacificAus Sports Partnership with Netball Australia and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ema was a part of the 2021 program, while this will be the first opportunity for Unaisi. The duo will benefit from high-performance coaching and training, leadership development and personal development opportunities.
Fiji Netball Head Coach, Unaisi Rokoura says “This is a great opportunity for our 2 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.”
Netball Fiji CEO, Vivian Koster adds “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 wishes both the athletes all the best for the coming season.