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Back to court for Kurukurus

The number of players in the team has been increased to include players dropped from 2010 championship training squad, thus, bringing the total membership to 22.
At the moment all the players in the training squad are in Honiara, the only exceptions are Jack Wetney and Elliot Ragomo who are playing for overseas clubs.
Wetney is in Vanuatu where he is playing for Amicale while Ragomo is in Fiji with Navua.
Both players are expected to join up with the training squad when they return to the country.
According to head coach, Dickson Kadau, the Kurukurus are not only looking at the OFC world cup qualifiers but they have their eyes set on attending the Australian National Futsal Championship which is scheduled for January, 2011.
“Taking part in the Australian championship is seen as a big part of our preparations for the world cup qualifiers,” Kadau says.
The biggest focus of the team, however, is the 2011 OFC Futsal championship which the Kurukurus need to win in order to qualify for the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup.
Kadau says that the team is working hard to ensure that they get back into the world cup and the level of intensity in their training is very high.
“The players have gained more from the OFC championship in August and training now is tougher than ever before,” Kadau says.
“I have worked with this players before but their level of their commitment to training now is at a whole new level.”
The team is entering their third week of training this week and the management team will name the final squad of 14 players after they complete the final 4 weeks in their 2010 training program.
This announcement is expected at the end of November.
The last time Kurukuru attended the world cup was in 2008.

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