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School captains in Fiji team

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November 6, 2013
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Fiji Times

Latter Day Saints under-19 basketball captain Digitaki Kacibalavu and Lautoka Central College counterpart Pita Gus have been drafted into the Fiji men’s basketball team for the Pacific Championship in New Zealand.

The duo’s performances for their respective schools during the secondary schools championship impressed national coaches, who decided to include them for exposure. Fiji men’s basketball coach Saula Koroi said he had named a young team.

“These two players have shown their potential at local competitions,” he said. “They were part of the under-19 team for their schools and have been impressive.”

He said Leonard Whippy would captain the young team.

Whippy, Tui Sikivou, Wayman Whippy and Johnny Seruvatu were part of the national team during the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia.

“We named Leonard because of his experience. We have a young team, so his experience will be valuable to the team.”

He said players such as Wayman, Sikivou and Seruvatu would be key players for the side. Meanwhilem young Tiyana Kainamoli has been named in the women’s team.

Fiji Men: Leonard Whippy, Henry Tabuduka, Tui Sikivou, Esala Banuve, Wayman Whippy, Johnny Seruvatu, Joseph Peterson, Pita Gus, William Quonadovu, Digitaki Kacibalavu, Johnathon Kunau, Taione Tabaka

Fiji Women: Tiyana Kainamoli, Ada Dansey, Agnes Sokosoko, Mikaelar Whippy, Leilani Saukawa, Dale Wise, Sisilia Buitora, Sera Vugakoto, Louchrisha Hussain, Disiola Boseiwaqa, Amalaini Raluveitoga, Mereani Tawake

TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
MONDAY
5.30am Strength & Conditioning @ Fiji Rugby HPU Gym
6pm Endurance Training @ ANZ Stadium

TUESDAY
6pm Court Work @ Vodafone Arena

WEDNESDAY
5.30am Circuit Training @ Fiji Rugby HPU Gym
6pm Pool Recovery @ Arquatic Centre

THURSDAY
6pm Court Work @ Vodafone Arena

FRIDAY
6pm Strength & Conditioning @ Fiji Rugby HPU Gym

SATURDAY
5.30am – Aerobic Training @ Fiji Rugby HPU Gym

Websites
FIBA Oceania (2013 FIBA Pacific Championships)

BBNZ website (2013 FIBA Pacific Championships)

Live streaming

2013 FIBA Pacific Championships Facebook

Tickets are available from TicketDirect or at the Te Rauparaha Arena.

Prices – Under five free, children $5, adults $10; Tournament passes (six days of play) – children – $20, adults $40