Fiji national netball team

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Fiji
Nickname(s)Pearls
AssociationFiji Netball Association
ConfederationOceania Netball Federation
Head coachVicki Wilson
CaptainMatila Waqanidrola
INF ranking12
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Team colours
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Team colours
World Championships
2015 placing10th
Best result6th (1999)
Commonwealth Games
2018 placing12th
Best result7th (2002)

The Fiji national netball team represents Fiji in international netball competition. Fiji have competed at five World Netball Championships, finishing sixth in their best placing at the 1999 tournament. They have also competed at two Commonwealth Games, and won the netball event at the South Pacific Games for a number of years. They have won gold at every games since 1991. They are also the current Pacific Champions, winning the all Pacific Series since its inception.

As of 7 March 2018, the Fijian team are twelfth in the IFNA World Rankings.[1] They were captained by Matila Waqanidrola, and coached by Gabriel Qoro and Unaisi Rokoura.

The Fiji National Netball Team are now known as the Fiji Pearls after securing their sponsorship in May 2013 with The Pearl South Pacific Resort. The Fiji Pearls are currently under the coaching guidance of Unaisi Rokoura and new team manager, Sitiveni Cama Rabuka. The Fiji Pearls hosted 5th ranked Malawi to a 2-test match in Suva on 2 and 4 November 2013.

Players[edit]

2015 Fiji Pearls Netball World Cup Team[edit]

Fiji national netball team
Players 'big boys

Notable past players[edit]

Competitive history[edit]

Netball World Cup
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 8th
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
1983 6th World Championships Singapore
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland 8th
1991 8th World Championships Sydney, Australia 11th
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 6th
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 8th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 9th
2011 13th World Championships Singapore 10th
2015 14th World Cup Sydney, Australia 11th
Netball at the Commonwealth Games
Year Games Event Location Placing
1998 XVI Games 1st Netball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2002 XVII Games 2nd Netball Manchester, England 7th
2006 XVIII Games 3rd Netball Melbourne, Australia 9th
2010 XIX Games 4th Netball Delhi, India
2014 XIX Games 5th Netball Glasgow, Scotland
Pacific Games
Year Games Event Location Placing
1963 I Games Basketball 7's Suva, Fiji Med 1.png 1st
1966 II Games Netball Nouméa, New Caledonia Med 2.png 2nd
1979 VI Games Netball Suva, Fiji Med 1.png 1st
1983 VII Games Netball Apia, Samoa Med 2.png 2nd
1991 IX Games Netball Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
1995 X Games Netball Papeete, Tahiti Med 1.png 1st
1999 XI Games Netball Santa Rita, Guam Med 1.png 1st
2003 XII Games Netball Suva, Fiji Med 1.png 1st
2007 XIII Games Netball Apia, Samoa Med 1.png 1st
2015 XV Games Netball Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Med 1.png 1st
Pacific Mini Games
Year Games Event Location Placing
1993 IV Games Netball Port Vila, Vanuatu Med 3.png 3rd
1997 V Games Netball Pago Pago, American Samoa Med 2.png 2nd
2001 VI Games Netball Kingston, Norfolk Island Med 1.png 1st
2009 VIII Games Netball Rarotonga, Cook Islands Med 1.png 1st

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IFNA. "Current World Rankings".

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