29 May 2009

Fiji netball pulls out of Pacific Cup in Samoa

10:28 am on 29 May 2009

Fiji has pulled out of the Pacific Cup Netball Series in Samoa next month.

The decision comes as Fiji's coach, New Zealander Melissa Walker, will likely be dropped upon her return from the Tri Nations Series in South Africa.

Walker was told in a letter from the Fiji Netball Association that the decision to pull out of the Pacific Series was due Walker's disregard of directives from the council.

The FNA called off the tour to South Africa but Walker had pulled some strings and managed to gather funding to make the tour happen.

And in another incident the Under-21 team manager - Selina Kuruleca has quit her job citing internal bickering among the executives.

FNA members didn't want to make any comments but will meet on Friday to discuss the matter.

Meanwhile, there's been swift reaction from the Samoa Netball association whose voiced disappointment over Fiji pullng out.

The Pacific Netball series was to be held in Apia next week.

Tonga, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea and Samoa have been confirmed to take part.