The Digicel Fiji national women’s team gathered in camp at the end of last month, spending some valuable time together before the players headed back to their respective clubs for the resumption of the Digicel Women’s Super League last weekend.   

Twenty eight players attended the camp at the Fiji Football Association (FFA) Academy in Vatuwaqa, with FFA Technical Director Timo Jankowski, who has taken charge of the team following the departure of former coach Marika Rodu, leading the sessions.  

Jankowski said the spirit among the group was particularly pleasing to see.  

“I am really impressed with the team spirit. I am really happy with the progress shown by them,” Yankowski said.  

“The first week of camp was really good, even better than we thought it would be, because it was quite difficult to estimate the level of the girls after this long break. 

“We don’t have any injuries which shows the players are progressing well.” 

Digicel Fiji national men’s coach Flemings Serristlev attended parts of the camp too, as the team builds towards the 2022 OFC Women’s Nations Cup.  

Yankowski said the players have adapted well to a new style. 

 “I would say it is a little bit different [to what the players are used to], but the method I am using is a proven method which helps the players to develop their abilities,” Yankowski said 

“For me there are some players with top potential and it is really nice to work with them and they are learning very quickly.”