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Netball Samoa paves for young netballers

Netball Samoa had their Fast Five Preparation workshop on Independence Day at the Netball Gym in Tuanaimato.

This was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) for Samoa Netball Rosemarie Lome in an interview with Samoa Observer.

"We're just planting seeds because the Fast Five is in the Sports program for the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Game. And this is the first time that NetGo is part of the program but Fast Five is pretty much like Sevens," she said.

"As I said we are planting the seeds, and all these girls from Years 8, 9 and 10. We strictly picked these girls because by 2023 they will be within the age limit of 14 years to 18 years old."

Mrs Lome says that the Fast Five program is all about fitness and that's why they are working to build the fitness of the young and rising netballers for Samoa.

However, the Netball Samoa have their work cut out for them as they need to be qualified for the Fast Five tournament with more than 60 countries competing. However, their message to young netballers is that sports and education should go together.

"The Netball's message is that Sports and education should go together and it is a must for the girls. There is a lot of decision making so they really need to be on point and alert," she added.

The parents also attended the workshop to support the Netball Samoa and their kids who are training for the Commonwealth Youth Games. There were 22 young girls who have decided to take up the challenge.

"Fast Five is exactly the same as Sevens, its a real spectators sport. People love to watch the Sevens because its fast and exciting. There are some really lovely young girls who are here today," he said.

Samoa Netball is open to all the young girls and they do not need to be from a particular club but have the passion to become a netball player.

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