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
Kaji basketball on the rebound
And national basketball development officer Laisiasa Puamau was impressed with the performance of the youngsters. Puamau said the primary school students displayed an exciting and entertaining basketball game which raised eyebrows of the spectators that were present to witness
the upcoming national reps.
He said the kids showed determination to learn and understand more about the sport and he hoped with the current development programme Basketball is heading into a path of reviving the sport again.
Basketball Fiji is very pleased with the performance of these young primary school students last Friday. They displayed good understanding and knowledge of the game during the competition, Puamau said.
They showed fast learning and looking at their performance, I know that basketball is heading into a right direction concerning the development of the sport, he said.
Basketball Fiji is first looking at recruiting another five schools next year and reaching out to the outer divisions and as the program grows will organize games against primary schools from New Zealand and Australia.
Meanwhile John Wesley Primary School and Veiuto Primary School are the teams to beat in the competition.
John Wesley and Veiuto dominated the U10, 12 and U14 respectively and I believe the competition would be more competitive within the next few weeks, Puamau said.
The Fiji Suns Online,
Sunday 5th of April 2009