24 Jul 2008

Fiji volleyball player fails to get Australia visa

2:04 pm on 24 July 2008

A Fiji women's volleyball player, Ana Vuniwaqa, has lost her opportunity to play in Australia because she has been denied a visa.

The Australian immigration authorities based their decision on the fact that her brother is an officer in the military which staged a coup in 2006.

The Fiji side will play against top Australian state teams and clubs for a week starting from tomorrow.

Fiji's tour of Australia is seen as a build-up ahead of next year's Asian region world cup qualifiers in Japan.