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No Party As Fans Back 7s Request

The much-anticipated post London 7s celebration for Fijian fans set for May 26 has been called off. The call came from the Fiji High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Jitoko
23 May 2019 17:02
No Party As Fans Back 7s Request
From left: Fiji High Commissioner to London Jitoko Tikolevu receives an autographed England jersey from Joe Cokanasiga. The jersey will be auctioned and proceeds collected will be given to the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team. Photo: FHC UK Photo: Ian Muir

The much-anticipated post London 7s celebration for Fijian fans set for May 26 has been called off.

The call came from the Fiji High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Jitoko Tikolevu.

This is a show of support to the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team as they embark on a mission to win the 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series.

Tikolevu said the London and Paris tournaments are important for the national 7s team, if they are to win the series.

The Fijians are in second place with 142 points while USA lead with 145.

 

The Paula Dranisinukula captained-side must win both tournaments if they are to top the series table.

The Fiji High Commission in London led a delegation of the Fijian community living in UK to visit the team on Sunday where the request to put the celebration on hold was made.

“Our sincere apologies for not being able to execute the planned event but trust your understanding as per the wishes of the team,” Tikolevu stated.

“We hope to see you all cheering for our national 7s team at Twickenham in the weekend.”

However, he added all funds raised for the team will be presented to the players.

The committee headed by former Flying Fijian lock forward Sekonaia Kalou auctioned autographed club jerseys that were donated by Fijian and Pacific Island players playing in the UK.

An autographed Northampton Saints jersey donated by Fiji Airways Flying Fijians lock Api Ratuniyarawa. The jersey will be auctioned and proceeds collected will be given to the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team.  Photo: FHC UK

An autographed Northampton Saints jersey donated by Fiji Airways Flying Fijians lock Api Ratuniyarawa. The jersey will be auctioned and proceeds collected will be given to the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team. Photo: FHC UK

Edited by Anasilini Natoga

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