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Fiji Pearls name squad for Commonwealth Games

Fiji will embark on their first Commonwealth Games campaign since Melbourne 2006, in a couple of weeks time. This will be the Pearls third appearance at a Games and they have recently announced the group of players that will be heading to the Gold Coast.

Fiji finished 4th at last years Netball World Youth Cup, and many of the players have made the jump up to the senior squad and will be heading to the Gold Coast next month. Experience also exists within the squad with the likes of Alesi Waqa, Nina Cirikisuva and Afa Rusivakula, making it a fairly balanced squad in terms of youth and experience.

Coach Vicki Wilson, has experienced the ultimate success at a Commonwealth Games before. She successfully led Australia to gold in the inaugural netball competition at the Games in 1998.

The first game of the entire competition will feature Fiji when they play Jamaica on April 5th. Elsewhere in Pool A, Fiji will play; Australia, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Barbados.

Fiji Squad for Commonwealth Games
Afa Rusivakula
Maliana Rusivakula
Alesi Paul
Laisani Waqa
Nina Cirikisuva
Alanieta Waqanibete
Alisi Galo
Verenaisi Sawana
Alisi Naqiri
Episake Kahatoka
Merelita Waqanidrola
Lusiani Rokoura

Keep up to date with the Fiji pearls by following them on Twitter here.

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