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Bucalevu Firm

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The five member Bucalevu Athletes for Coke games at ANZ Stadium yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR. .
April 27
15:35 2016


Only four weeks of preparation will not deter athletes from Bucalevu Secondary School, Taveuni from producing positive results in this week’s Coca-Cola games.

Bucalevu is represented by five athletes who will be carrying the school’s name in long distance events which includes 1500m, 3000m and 800m.

The school, affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston, managed to send the team to Suva with a budget of $2500; made possible through the support of the parents and old scholars.

Head coach Manueli Turagawai said his team of four boys and a girl were prepared for the three days event.

“Our school was also affected by TC Winston but this did not deter our athletes, they have sacrificed a lot and are physically, mentally and spiritually prepared.

“We just had four weeks of preparation because of the cyclone and also heavy rain which we were experiencing in the past few weeks which distracted our training schedules,” Turagawai said.

“Our strength is in the long distance events and I believe in my athletes who will deliver positive results.

“We want to thank the old scholars of the school, parents for their support that has enabled us to be here.”

Turagawai said their main aim was to try and win a medal.

“We hope to take a medal back home,” he added.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki



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