31 May 2009

Fiji netball pulls out of Pacific Cup

12:54 pm on 31 May 2009

Fiji has pulled out of the Pacific Cup Netball Series in Samoa next month, and their coach, the New Zealander Melissa Walker, is likely to be axed upon returning from the Tri Nations Series in South Africa.

Walker was sent a stern warning letter from the executive members of the FNA which states that the decision to pull the national side out of the Pacific Series was due to the disregard of directives from the council by Walker.

FNA called off the tour to South Africa and Walker had gone on her own way to pull strings and 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.

However there's been swift reaction from the Samoa Netball association who voiced big disappointment over the news that Fiji has pulled out from competing in the launch of the first Pacific Netball series to be held in Apia next week.

The Fiji netball team is one of the four top teams from the Oceania region including Tonga, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Samoa, who have been confirmed to take part.