Netball Fiji is making strides in promoting men’s netball and creating an inclusive environment for all players. Despite the fact that men have been participating in netball in Fiji for some time, the sport has traditionally been dominated by women, and men who chose to participate were often subject to ridicule in the past.
However, the tides are turning, and Netball Fiji is working to grow men’s netball both nationally and internationally. With the sport expected to be included in the 2032 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has mandated that men’s netball be involved in the sport.
Last year, Netball Fiji hosted its first-ever Men’s National Netball Tournament, a historic event that marked a significant milestone in the growth of men’s netball in the country.
The men’s division was also included in one of Netball Fiji’s major tournaments, the Punjas Digicel National Championship, later that year.
Moving forward, Netball Fiji has plans to expand its men’s netball competitions in the coming years as more male prospects are drawn to the sport.
Overall, Netball Fiji is committed to promoting inclusivity in sports and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the game of netball, regardless of gender.