Weightlifting dominates

JUST like last year, Weightlifting Fiji once again dominated the awards count at the 2013 Fiji Sports Awards on Friday night. The federation won three awards — Coach of the Year going to Joe Vueti, Organisation of the Year and Young Female Athlete of the Year won by Ulina Sagone. Last year Weightlifting Fiji received…

FNRL wants more player exposure

THE Fiji National Rugby League is planning to send more local players overseas in the future. With a four-year plan until the next Rugby League World Cup, the FNRL revealed it wants more local players to be exposed at international level. After the recent RLWC in England where only two local players made the cut…

Ko finishes third in Melbourne

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko finished the Women’s Australian Open with a frustrating one-over 73 during her final round yesterday as she claimed a share of third place. Starting the day two back from overnight leaders Chella Choi and Australian amateur Minjee Lee, Ko made a double bogey at the par-four sixth, which meant she was…

No goal in Ba draw

TEN men Rewa held defending champions Ba to a scoreless draw in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League at Govind Park on Saturday. The Delta Tigers played the last 25 minutes without Luke Lomasalato who was sent off by referee Rakesh Chandra for a second bookable offence. Both teams failed to capitalise on the…

Former Nadi striker to join Australian club

NADI striker Uraia Loki has followed the footsteps of Ba duo Jone Ralulu and Malakai Tiwa by joining the Yoogali Football Club in Australia. The Yoogali Football Club which plays in the Griffith & District Amateur Football Association competition is coached by former Fiji captain Abraham Watkins. His sons Archie Junior and Sitiveni also played…

Softball gears up

EIGHT associations have confirmed their participation at this year’s national softball championships in Kokopo in April. Papua New Guinea Softball Federation senior vice president Ralph Tarasomo confirmed yesterday that the host organising committee was all set to stage the tournament following a successful national club championships last September. The affiliates who paid their nomination fees…