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New netball president will not pass the buck

Lakshmi Victoria
Lakshmi Victoria The new president of the Sri Lanka Netball Federation Lakshmi Victoria has vowed to take steps to lift the standard of Sri Lanka netball to world level. “We have already reached the top at Asian level and now we aim to reach world level,” Victoria told the Sunday Observer. “We have short and long term plans and with a good supporting staff we can achieve the top level in the sport. First I want to obtain the approval from the committee and then submit it to the sports council for their approval. This is the best system to work without any interruptions,” noted Lakshmi who is also the Vice President of the Asian Netball Federation. “With my previous experience with the Federation I can easily work with others. I don’t have any enemies in this sport and the administrators should work selflessly to achieve a better tomorrow in netball,” said Victoria. “We have to focus on the next World Cup which will be held in South Africa in 2023. We have to draw up a better plan from now. In-between we have to play at the Asian Championships and Junior Asian Championships. We have to maintain our position and get more international exposure to reach higher standards.” “Netball should start with the juniors and give them tours overseas to gain exposure. These things should be done keeping in mind the senior players and gain their confidence. “As a former player and experienced administrator the president should not have any indifferent attitudes with the coaching staff and players. “She should also take steps to provide them with all infrastructures facilities,” explained Victoria. Lakshmi is a senior Manager at the People’s Bank and also a volunteer Captain in the Sri Lanka Army. She also pointed out the importance of obtaining a principal sponsor for this sport as without them the Federation cannot conduct domestic tournaments and attend overseas tournaments. She also said that they are not perfect and always welcome ideas from others to develop the sport and knows that they will be there only for a short period and wanted to produce the best results for the betterment of the sport.

The new president of the Sri Lanka Netball Federation Lakshmi Victoria has vowed to take steps to lift the standard of Sri Lanka netball to world level.

“We have already reached the top at Asian level and now we aim to reach world level,” Victoria told the Sunday Observer.

“We have short and long term plans and with a good supporting staff we can achieve the top level in the sport. First I want to obtain the approval from the committee and then submit it to the sports council for their approval. This is the best system to work without any interruptions,” noted Lakshmi who is also the Vice President of the Asian Netball Federation.

“With my previous experience with the Federation I can easily work with others. I don’t have any enemies in this sport and the administrators should work selflessly to achieve a better tomorrow in netball,” said Victoria.

“We have to focus on the next World Cup which will be held in South Africa in 2023. We have to draw up a better plan from now.

In-between we have to play at the Asian Championships and Junior Asian Championships. We have to maintain our position and get more international exposure to reach higher standards.”

“Netball should start with the juniors and give them tours overseas to gain exposure. These things should be done keeping in mind the senior players and gain their confidence.

“As a former player and experienced administrator the president should not have any indifferent attitudes with the coaching staff and players.

“She should also take steps to provide them with all infrastructures facilities,” explained Victoria.

Lakshmi is a senior Manager at the People’s Bank and also a volunteer Captain in the Sri Lanka Army.

She also pointed out the importance of obtaining a principal sponsor for this sport as without them the Federation cannot conduct domestic tournaments and attend overseas tournaments.

She also said that they are not perfect and always welcome ideas from others to develop the sport and knows that they will be there only for a short period and wanted to produce the best results for the betterment of the sport.

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