Netball players competing
during an earlier tournament.
The national netball team
will be holding open trials
to select players for next
year's 9th Asian Netball
Championship in Singapore.
Picture: BT file
The national netball team will be holding open trials to select players for next year's 9th Asian Netball Championship in Singapore.
The side will not be training during the holy month of Ramadhan as national netball coach Thilaka Jinadasa wants to give her players the chance to rest and recover after taking part in last week's 8th Asian Youth Netball Championship in Brunei where the Under-21 squad sealed sixth place.
Jinadasa plans to get her senior and youth team back in training after Hari Raya, and she wants to combine the two teams' training together in the hope of securing the best talent for Singapore next year.
"I will open the pool to anyone to join, maybe for around three months, then I plan to have a selection," said Jinadasa.
"I need to have a big group to select the best players for Brunei, and not just people who are coming to spend some time.
"It will be interesting, and hopefully I will have the chance to get the best of the best.
"It's all about experience in this nature of the competition," she added.
The national coach is looking to start them off with off-court training in the gym, with conditioning training to include strength training as well as long distance running.
It will be an early start for them to get everything together, but this is one of the many factors a national team needs to go through to achieve positive results.
Brunei's national team managed to seal sixth in last year's 8th Asian Netball Championship in Colombo, Sri Lanka after India defeated them 52-39 to steal fifth spot in what was the Sultanate's debut in the competition.