Taito works on team unity

Taito works on team unity

FIJI under-19 Women's Basketball team captain Grace Taito believes that unity and team work is an essential weapon for her team at the upcoming Oceania Youth Championship in Australia later this month.

While she regarded the opportunity of being captain as the best in her basketball career, Taito says unity and team work could help the side produce results.

"I think this is one of the best opportunities so far while representing Fiji. I have played previously but to captain the team I think it is not a small thing but a huge responsibility and I am honoured about it," the 18-year-old said.

She said most of the girls would be making their first outing for Fiji at Oceania level.

"Some of the girls, it will be culture shock competing to this event because some will be going to represent Fiji for the first time. We are preparing well not only physically but also mentally."

Taito represented the Fiji U19 team while she was 14 years old in 2008. She missed out in 2010 because of injury.

"This is my second trip to the Oceania Youth and one thing that I found out is that when there is unity the team will do well. So I have been telling the players to work together especially our team bonding. I want us to be close to each other in terms of relationship as this will help us on court," Taito said.

"We are planning to organise some activities to help our team bonding," she added.

Fiji is drawn in Pool Two with Papua New Guinea, Guam and New Zealand.

The Laisiasa Puamau-coached side is wary of the unpredictable Guam side in its opening pool match on November 25.


Article from the Fiji Times Newspaper on Tuesday 6th November, 2012


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2014 National U19 Trials

Basketball Fiji will be holding the U19 central trials for both women and men this Saturday 5th July 2014. Trials will be from 8am-11am at the FMF Gym (Old Gym). Please come dressed ready in your basketball attire, bring your water bottles, a dry towel, and a spare change of clothes. The Western U19 trials will be held at Waiyavi Courts on Saturday 12th July 2014 from 9am-12pm.

The trials is open to anyone born on or after 1st January 1996.

Those selected in the final team will represent Fiji for the FIBA U19 Oceania Championship held in Suva from December 1st - December 8th, 2014.

For more information please contact Valerie Nainima on 3317213 or vnainima@yahoo.com








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