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RKS back on top after 21 years

RKS back on top after 21 years
Ratu Kadavulevu School celebrate their 2018 Coca-Cola Games victory with Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at Suva’s ANZ Stadium on April 21, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
April 22
11:45 2018

A four-year development plan has been labelled a success after Ratu Kadavulevu School won the 2018 Coca-Cola Games yesterday – 21 years after the medal system was introduced.

The Lodoni students won 12 gold, 9 silver and 8 bronze medals to beat arch rivals Marist Brothers High School who finished second with 10 gold, 5 silver and 13 bronze medals.

Last year’s boys champions Natabua High School was placed third with 9 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze.

Suva Grammar School finished fourth with 5 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze, while QVS finished fifth with 4 gold, 10 silver and 1 bronze.

RKS made a clean sweep of the Coke Zero Deans Rugby last year. Earlier this month, they also won the Rugby League competition. Now, they have added to their sporting success, the title in the Coca-Cola Games boys division.

School vice principal and athletics coordinator Walesi Soqoiwasa said after falling short of the boy’s title last year to Natabua High School, they were determined to win the boys division this year.

“We were determined to win the boys division this year; we had a four-year development plan in place and after winning the boys division, this initiative has been labelled as a success,” he said.

“Our preparation for the Fiji Finals started last year after falling short from the boys’ title last year to Natabua in the 4×400 metres relay and this year we came in the competition with one goal and that is to take back with us the title to Lodoni.

“A grand celebration will take place at the school in week two of term two when the students return from their school holidays,” he said.

He said winning the boys division did not come easy as the school faced many obstacles.

“But that did not stop us from training and we were able to achieve this through teamwork and spiritual upbringing,” he said.

Adi Cakobau School retained the girls title.

Edited by Naisa Koroi


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