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School Girls Enjoy 7s Tourney

Twenty schools participated in the Fiji Secondary Schools Girls 7s rugby competition yesterday. The schools were actually named after the 20 countries that will be participating in the Rugby World
22 Aug 2015 09:30
School Girls Enjoy 7s Tourney
Australia (Tailevu North College) Litia Marama runs away from the England(Ratu Navula Collece) defence during the Fiji Secondary School Women’s Sevens Tournament at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Twenty schools participated in the Fiji Secondary Schools Girls 7s rugby competition yesterday.

The schools were actually named after the 20 countries that will be participating in the Rugby World Cup next month.

“We have named the schools after 20 countries that will actually participate in the Rugby World Cup so that they get a fair idea of what rugby is all about,” Fiji Rugby Union women’s development officer Vela Naucukidi said.

“The same pool and the same format for RWC are being used in this competition because this gives the girls a sense of pride of what they do. “There has been very good response coming from the schools and the girls are just enjoying themselves.”

She said the tournament was to create awareness for womens rugby. “The Fiji Rugby Union paid for everything and the only thing we want is for students to come and play and be part of it.

“We are not here to make profit or anything we are just here to create awareness on girl’s rugby.

“The participants will actually go back and have the idea of rugby because they were part of this.

“We had hoped to have the womens rugby competition before the Deans this year but the response from the schools were a bit slow.

“After this tournament we will have reports from all the managers of the team to give us the feedback on the tournament and then we will work our way on it.

The 20 schools are Tailevu North Secondary  (Australia), Ratu Navula College (England), St John’s College2 (Wales), Ballantine Memorial One (Fiji), Holy Family Secondary 2 (Uruguay), Bua Central College (South Africa), Jasper Williams High (Samoa), Latter Day Saints (Japan), Guru Nanak Khalsa Secondary (Scotland), Lomaivuna High (USA), Nabua Secondary (New Zealand), St John College (Argentina), St Vincent College (FWCC Tonga), Jasper 2 (Georgia), Holy Family Secondary (Namibia), Bua Central College 2 (France), Bolea Queens (Ireland), Suva Combine (Italy), Cathedral Secondary  (Canada), Ballantine Memorial Two (Romania).

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