The Fiji Pearls have rolled out their Netball World Cup preparation campaign yesterday (Mon) with a one week training camp which concludes on Saturday.
The training camp provides a platform for overseas players to train and blend in with our local players throughout the week. Under the watchful eyes of coach Una Rokoura and specialist coach Yvette McCausland-Durie the squad will undergo high performance training, including netball matches, cross country running and team bonding activities.
A total of 6 overseas players and 5 players from Netball Fiji Academy programme are part of the camp and will be closely monitored by the two coaches Rokoura and Yvette.
Netball Fiji CEO Vivian Koster said that the training camp is not only a way to regroup our squad but also signifies how important this year is with the Netball World Cup in August.
“It is a message to our players of our expectations of them as individuals and as a squad to prepare well for the Netball World Cup. It is also an excellent opportunity for both local and overseas-based players to get to know each other better,” added Vivian.
The Pearls schedule are lined up with early preparation campaigns and netball matches with the main aim of getting the team up to another level, consistently exposing the players at high performance and setting an early tone for the team towards the much anticipated NWC 2023.
The Pearls next campaign is the February camp, followed by training matches against invited overseas teams at the end of March, Pacific Aus Sports Netball series in April, and the training camp in May, June and July including a New Zealand trip.