NewsRakavosa appointed as development coordinator

April 17, 2024by Mitieli Baleiwai

Former Fiji Pearl and National Academy coach Anasimeci Rakavosa has been appointed as Netball Fiji Sports Development Coordinator.

The sports development coordinator’s role is responsible for the leadership, development and provision of netball opportunities across Fiji, and build the capacity of the “grass roots” structures of Netball Fiji to support delivery of development programs. This includes running training sessions and accrediting coaches and umpires, organizing development clinics, implement playing, coaching and officiating pathways to increase participation in netball at all levels.

Rakavosa, originally from Lovoni, Ovalau, boasts a strong background not only representing Fiji but also coaching club teams and organizing netball clinics. Rakavosa represented the Fiji Pearls from 2000  – 2009, she played in the commonwealth Games back in 2002 and played her last game for the Pearls during the Tri Series in South Africa in 2009.

Rakavosa also contributes to Netball Fiji’s development efforts as a coach developer, organizing netball clinics around the country, while also being part of the NetGo development clinic.

Rakavosa’a dedication to the game was further demonstrated by her participation in the Global Coaching Conference (GCC) held in Singapore last year, where she engaged with top coaching development experts and gained insights into coaching research and more.

Rakavosa began her SDC role on Monday 15th April as she goes straight to work in coordinating more development pathways and plan to be in place for netball Fiji.

Rakavosa said that her passion for the game is something that drives her to continue what she does on and off the court.

“I started coaching the Lomaiviti team back in 2002, I was always involved with the club netball, I always like to do netball clinics around communities and schools, 2017 I was part of the NetGo development program in delivering clinics and workshop across the country.”

“Taking up this role means a lot to me as I will be doing hands on work with districts and also development around the communities with future coaches, umpires and technical officials,” added Rakavosa.





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