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Our U18 Women Confident

Our U18 Women Confident
President Major General(Ret’d) Jioji Konrote (left) meets Fijian women U18 rep Bulou Vitaeli at Borron House on April 18,2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka
April 19
11:00 2018

The Fijian Under-18 women’s rugby squad is positive of a good outcome at the Ocean­ia Sevens tournament in Sydney, Australia on Saturday and Sunday.

The competition is a qualifier for the Youth Olympics in Argentina in October. Halfback/ captain Animei Likuvaqali said it would be tough as only one team would qualify.

“The aim is to qualify for the Youth Olympics in Argentina.

“So all teams will be fighting for only one spot,” Likuvaqali said.

“It will not be an easy task ahead but it’s not impossible.

“We’re ready to work hard during the pool stages as it would mean making it easier for us to reach the semifinals.

“We are looking at getting out of the pool stages then we will see what to do next from there.”

The Koro, Lomaiviti native said they have been preparing for the past three weeks.

“For me it’s a privilege to finally represent Fiji at an international tournament. I’m learning and I’m hopeful that one day I will be like them too and try to do better,” she said.

“Watching big teams like Aus­tralia play will help me understand what’s required to play on the inter­national stage,” she said.

Teams competing are Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

The team leaves for Australia, to­day.

Edited by Osea Bola

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