A former head coach for the Pepes National team in Papua New Guinea [PNG], Annie Iamo is in the country to prepare the local netball team for the Pacific Games.
This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Netball Federation [SINFED] following upon her arrival on Tuesday.
President for SINFED, Noelyn Luahiti said, Annie Iamo will be with the national netball team for a week.
“Annie is here to observe and help the national squad to make sure they prepare and perform well during the Pacific Games,” said Luahiti.
She said, she will observe the squad and at the same time involve with the team to show them what they need to do.
Luahiti said, this will help the team to prepare before the girls travel to the Games and battle with some of the tough and strong teams in the region.
SINFED has thanked Vonnie Natto for the financial support towards the federation which made it possible for the former coach to visit the country.
Luahiti said, because of the financial support from the once national player, they now have the opportunity to undergo training with the former PNG netball head coach.
“At the moment the squad’s performance is very good which we are hoping they will improve and do well in the Pacific Games,” said Luahiti.
Iamo has begun her first observation with the team yesterday.
The Pepes, the national PNG netball team is currently ranked 17th [as at the 2011] in IFNA world ranking, with a previous high of 11th [equal 10th] in the period of October 2008 to July 2009.
By JOANNA FRANCES