Burns to help little ones

Federation of International Basketball Association Oceania development officer Ryan Burns is in the country to help develop the sport at primary school level. The Twisities Suva Basketball Primary competition, that is in progress, stands to benefit. Basketball Fiji development officer Laisiasa Puamau said Burns would certainly help the children broaden their knowledge of the sport.

"His (Ryan Burns) arrival could not come at a better time. He will be assisting the primary school players before the next round and I'm happy that these kids will benefit from him." Burns has helped Veiuto Primary and Latter-Day Saints Primary schools during their training sessions on Tuesday. Last night, he was at Ed's Court, conducting a referees' clinic and assisting the women's national team for the Pacific Games in New Caledonia.

Puamau said players would benefit from Burns' knowledge. "We'll be taking him around to other primary schools as well before Friday. Ryan is of a great help and even as a development officer, I am learning a lot from him. "The players will benefit in the long-term as they will increase their knowledge and skills of the game," Puamau said.

Meanwhile in tomorrow's games, Veiuto will take on Hilton Special School and Fiji Vocational plays LDS while Suva Special School takes on John Wesley Primary School in the Under-14 category. The games will be held at Ed's Court.


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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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Basketball Fiji in partnership with FIBA Oceania is looking to hold a National 3x3 Championship in August. In preparation, 3x3 competitions will be run in Raiwaqa Basketball Association, Suva Basketball Association, Lautoka Basketball Association and Nadi Basketball Association. Contact your association for more information if interested.

Raiwaqa Basketball Association will have an Inter-Lane Tournament from 21th June  to 26th  July, 2014 and all interested teams are to contact Saula Koroi – 9097892 or Peniasi Kainamoli  - 9991811


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