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Marist athletes prepare for Coca-Cola Games

December 31
12:00 2009

Written By : SITERI SAUVAKACOLO. Marist Brothers High School has begun preparing their athletics or this year’s Coca-Cola Games.
This followed the selection of respective coaches for each event earlier this week.
Head of Physical Education, Music and Art and Craft Asish Prasad, said students began their preparations when the school term ended last month.
“We had a one week break during Christmas and resumed training on Monday,” he said.
“The boys have been responding well to the training with every one of them working towards achieving the best in the coming Games.
“Other schools have also joined us in training at the National Stadium and the Hyundai Fitness Centre since we begun and this is a positive sign of secondary school students showing interest in athletics.”
Marist over the years has long dominated the secondary school athletics meet.
In the last two years, they’ve been dethroned by Suva Grammar School who has produced top class athletes like Niko Verekauta, Iliesa Namosimalua, Aporosa Tabulawaki, Cyril Savou, Paulini Korowaqa, Isoa Me and Eroni Cagi.
And also last year show the rise of Marist sprinter Banuve Tabakaucoro.
“We hope to start with this now with to achieve our short and long term goals.
“We hope to bring the best out of these athletes which will be gauged during their training. Our fitness test will be held on the first week of school at the TFL stadium where the final squad will be selected,” Prasad added.
List of coaches for respective events:
Sprints: Bole Tafou, Middle Distance: Abel Camillo, Long Distance: Raj Gopal, Field Events: Javelin: James Goulding, Shot Put: Jone Cavubati, Long Jump: Henry Elder, High Jump: Jone Kalouniviti, Triple Jump: Kilive Naloli.

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