The Solomon Islands Netball Federation (SINFED) has announced the names of the players selected for the national netball squad.
This followed a meeting with the training squad on Monday.
Noelyn Luahiti President SINFED said the team is now under the watchful eyes of coach is Annie Iamo of Papua New Guinea.
Mrs Iamo has a record of coaching the PNG PEPES (PNG’s National Netball Team) that has won Silver at the Pacific Games (1991, 1993, 1995 and 2003).
The PEPES also participated at the Singapore Series in 2004 which was won by the PEPES and drew the series in 2005.
Mrs Iamo left the PEPES for a while but returned to coach them in 2013 and 2014.
Mrs Iamo coached the PEPES at the Pacific Series in 2013 at which PNG was placed 2nd and in 2014 were placed 3rd.
She is an accredited Oceania umpire and coach. A well-known and high calibre netball personality, SINFED is so privileged to have been able to secure the services of this great woman to train and prepare our team for PNG 2015.
Luahiti said, the identification of Mrs Iamo was a culmination of an arrangement made in Glasgow in 2014 when the SINFED Vice President Ronald Bei Talasasa met with his PNG counterpart there, the Vice President of PNG Netball Federation, and asked PNG Netball to assist the Solomons with a coach to train our team for PNG 2015.
SINFED also sought the assistance of Mrs Vonnie Kapi Nato who was willing to assist.
Mrs Annie Iamo was later identified and brought over by Vonnie Kapi
Nato. Mrs Iamo is being assisted by Helen Karani who was arranged by
SINFED after the withdrawal of the other trainers.
Luahiti said, SINFED acknowledged the earlier trainers for starting off the training program for the girls last year until a month ago.
“We acknowledge their commitment in that regard. SINFED congratulates the players who have been selected to represent Solomon Islands at the Games and encourages the reserves plus the other players who have not been able to make it to the final twelve to make use of the opportunity given them to continue developing their skills and other technical aspects of the code.
“Definitely, the remaining players have a lot of chances for the coming games, such as Vanuatu in 2017 and a chance to join the Pacific Series if successful in the qualifiers.”
SINFED wishes to thank Mrs Vonnie Kapi Nato for her assistance and SINFED’s Corporate Sponsor the Our Telekom the same.
1. Rebby Basia (Temotu)
2. Ethel Leamana (Isabel)
3. Margaret Garo (Guadalcanal)
4. Judith Mamuli (Temotu)
5. Shalom Waita (Malaita)
6. Helen Aumae (Malaita)
7. Nadine Rakeiforau (Tikopia)
8. Muriel Dagi (Makira)
9. Monica Hanahunu (Western)
10. Mary Taloga (Malaita)
11. Roina Oke (Ontong Java)
12. Mirriam Poloso (Malaita)
1. Jessica Lapo (Lauru)
2. Nimah Wilmot (Western & Lauru)
3. Annie Boso (Western)