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Challenge Begins

The 2015 ANZ Ratu Sukuna Tournament kick started yesterday with the Hawaiian Ambrose Scramble Golf tournament and Boxing. The tournament, which runs for five days, is a chance for the
15 Sep 2015 11:17
Challenge Begins

The 2015 ANZ Ratu Sukuna Tournament kick started yesterday with the Hawaiian Ambrose Scramble Golf tournament and Boxing.

The tournament, which runs for five days, is a chance for the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces and Fiji Police Force to come together and appreciate what the tournament is about; the camaraderie between the two Forces.

The Sukuna Bowl Committee deputy chairman SSP Sakeo Raitaci said the public can expect a tougher competition in boxing as the standards have been raised.

“Boxing this year is going to be very interesting, as we have noted, this year we have sent players from both the RFMF and Fiji Police to represent the country in the last Pacific Games,” Raitaci said.

“The experience that our boxers have got from the Pacific Games will really be showcased here and that is one thing that we are looking forward to.

“The competition this year is very different from the competition last year, the level has increased and the crowd that has been drawn just on the first day of competitions was not like this last year.

“It will be an interesting round of competition and I am sure as the days go on, the competition will get livelier.”

Meanwhile, it was the first time for golf to be included as RFMF won the 2015 Ratu Sukuna Bowl Hawaiian Ambrose Scramble Golf Tournament. The Acting Commander for RFMF, Commodore Viliame Naupoto was happy with the outcome of Day One of the week-long tournament, and former Commander Mosese Tikoitoga said the event was a success.

“It’s a huge success and a big plus to the commander and commissioner of police for putting this together,” Tikoitoga said.

“I’m beginning to love golf; there is a lot of bridges that can be bridged on the golf course. It’s really nice to just talk to anyone and everyone without having to worry about their background and I just think that it is a wonderful opportunity to recognise talent as well.”

Boxing will continue until Wednesday.

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