Fizz Free Netball league off to a great start
The Pesega, Chanel College and and St Mary’s Old Girls Association came out victorious in week one of Netball Samoa’s Fizz Free League yesterday at Don Bosco Technical College.
The hall was packed with parents and supporters on the side lines, and chief executive Rosemarie Esera said the turnout was pleasing.
Up and coming umpires, Malama Simi and Noelani Alatise said they were excited at the talent on display, especially from new players.
“It’s only the first day and we’re seeing heaps of new players who are great,” said Ms Simi.
“For them to be new, and perfect at the game, it’s easier for us to ref.”
Ms Alatise said she is happy the to see girls are improving this year.
The final game between United Soulz and Pesega’s under 16’s team was a tough one to umpire, the women said.
“Because we only just started reffing we’re new to it, but these girls know the rules,” Ms Simi said.
“So we make mistakes along the way and the girls look at us like…
“But we’re learning along the way.
Pesega took out the last win of the day with 27 points to United Soulz 16.
In the under 14s league, United Soulz had the day’s win with 25 points to Chanel College with eight.
The young players are doing great, the umpires said.
“Some of the girls, we’ve seen them for the past two years and they have developed,” Ms Simi said.
16 and under
Chanel College 14 vs Scopa 8
United Soulz 16 vs Pesega 22
14 and under
Pesega 16 vs Scopa 7
United Soulz 25 vs Chanel College 8
Smoga 18 vs Collegiate 4