U18 girls qualify for youth Olympics

THE Fiji Hockey Federation (FHF) is over the moon that the national under-18 girls team has qualified for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, China, in August. FHF president Dr Robin Mitchell said their performance at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) qualification tournament in Port Vila, Vanuatu last week was very good.…

Fiji 7s warning

National Vodafone 7s mentor Ben Ryan has issued a stern warning to his troops to play well in this weekend’s Japan 7s otherwise they will be axed from the team to play in the Hong Kong 7s. Ryan challenged his players to deliver quality performances this weekend in order to maintain their spot for Hong…

Capital’s league is homeless

THE Port Moresby Rugby League has no venue to stage its 2014 competition. According to competition’s secretary Dr James Naipao, the PRL has become the unlucky victim of progress and development after the old Lloyd robson Oval and club house and stands were demolished to make way for the new National Football Stadium. Naipao and…

Legend has brain damage

Kangaroo great Ian Roberts has revealed he is brain-damaged from his rugby league playing days. In a gripping interview on Channel Seven’s Sunday Night programme, Roberts exposes the shocking after-effects of a career for Australia, New South Wales, South Sydney and Manly. In his own words, the now 48-year-old says: “I have brain damage. I’ve…

Adams wins third world indoor title

New Zealand’s Valerie Adams has won her third world indoor athletics championship title after cruising to victory in the women’s shot put in Poland yesterday. Adams’ fifth attempt of 20.67m was easily enough to win the event, with the next closest competitor more than 70cm behind. Adams ended the competition with all five successful throws…

Kunatuba ready for PNG assignment

MARIST Seahawks coach Elenoa Kunatuba is looking forward to her next coaching assignment in Papua New Guinea this year. The former Fijiana coach has been snapped by the PNG Rugby Union to head its women’s team. Kunatuba hopes the experience she gained from coaching Fijiana and the champion Marist Seahawks team will help her in…

FASANOC to discuss goals, strategies at AGM

The direction and priorities of the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) will be discussed at its annual meeting later this month in Suva. FASANOC president Reg Sanday said the meeting would allow representatives of 41 affiliates from different sports in Fiji to reassess the objectives of the national sports umbrella body…

Hekari pushed but defends title

PNG’s Hekari United have retained their position at the top of the Telikom National Soccer League table with a 3-1 victory over Besta PNG United, but the defending champions were made to work hard for it. Urged on by a rampant home crowd, Besta PNG United gave the visitors from Port Moresby a real run…