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Grammar Keen On Development

Grammar Keen On Development
Suva Grammar School Under-14 players during training at the school grounds yesterday.Photo: Ronald Kumar
June 10
08:07 2015

Suva Grammar School will focus on development of future teams this year rather than fielding a side in the all-important Under-18 grade of the 2015 Coke Zero Deans Competition.

This was the main sentiment echoed by School Principal Ane Rika when speaking to SUNsports yesterday.

Responding to queries as to why Grammar would not be competing in the Under-18 grade, Rika elaborated on the decision.

“We’ve chosen to not field a team in the Under-18 grade this year because we’re trying to encourage a more academic focus for our students. But the coaches do have a development plan in place so don’t count us out to return to prominence in the future,” she said.

Meanwhile, Southern Zone Secondary Schools Rugby president, Napolioni Silatolu said they respected Grammar’s decision.

“Usually when schools pull out from competing, they don’t give any particular or specified reason for that decision and Suva Grammar didn’t specify why. They simply didn’t apply to field their team this year,” she said.

“These cases are always a decision made entirely by the school and have nothing to do with us. But of course we respect their decision.”

Despite Suva Grammar’s absence, Silatolu was confident that other schools still had a shot at winning the coveted Coke Zero Deans Trophy.

“Of course at this stage the chances are still there for any of the schools in the zone from any zone really.”




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