The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association will be hosting an U18 Basketball Tournament for both boys and girls which will run from the 4th May - 8th June 2013. Intersted teams or players looking to join a club is to contact Mereleni Waqairawai on 9337434
A star for the future
Leba Korovou who is a 13 years old and a class 8 student attending Drasa Avenue School in Lautoka who plays power forward for the Lautoka Vikings team. Leba has just made the transition from netball to basketball this year and at 6 foot 2 one is not surprised how quickly she has adapted and shines in her new game. Leba represented Natabua High School in the recent 2009 Twisties National Secondary Schools Championships in the U15 category which she helped the team win the U15 girls title. Leba is also a National trial list for the under 21 team to the World Championships in Cook Islands and has been representing Lautoka in Netball since the 2007 IDC and MH tour. Leba is enjoying basketball so much that her family is now actively involved in the sport. She is supported by her parents Jimione Korovou an LTA officer from Vanuabalavu in Lau and her mum Ilisapeci Korovou a Dental Therapist at the Lautoka Hospital hails from Koro, Lomaiviti. Leba enjoys spending her past times chilling with her family. She also enjoys listening to music mostly R & B and watching teenage movies. Her favourite food when asked is her mums cooking. Leba's sporting dreams is to become a duel international in both netball and basketball. With her current frame and age this can be easily achieved. Her dream job would to become an accountant but she has not ruled out the possibility of setting her sights on the WNBA!!