Few players from Oceania get a chance to play outside the Pacific Islands, in women’s football this is even rarer, apart from a few exceptions like Kiani Wong, Trina Davis etc. Now a player from Fiji will have this opportunity to raise her career, Vanisha Kumar will sign a one-year contract with Macarthur Rams in the Australian National Premier League.
Vanisha Kumar will join the Australian side in April as reported by local media, before that he will have the opportunity to play in the OFC Women’s Champions League that will take place in Papua New Guinea between March 9th and 17th for Labasa. This is going to be first ever edition of the regional tourmament for women’s football.
Kumar, that was born in Sydney, began playing football at the age of 11. Kumar parents hail from Lautoka. At the age of 15 she had an opportunity to try out for the Australia national team but declined as she was determined to represent her parents’ country.
Vanisha first tournament for Fiji was in 2011; she represented the country as well in the last edition of the OFC Women’s World Cup last year that was hosted in Fiji. The Kulas were beaten in the final match by Papua New Guinea.