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Letters To The Editor, 5th February, 2016

Caravan Park Joe Smith,  Deuba This new project, Caravan Park at Nadi, deserves commendation. This long-overdue development is a tourism magnet giving rise to caravan hire services in Fiji. We
05 Feb 2016 10:16
Letters To The Editor, 5th February, 2016

Caravan Park

Joe Smith,  Deuba

This new project, Caravan Park at Nadi, deserves commendation.

This long-overdue development is a tourism magnet giving rise to caravan hire services in Fiji.

We have gone through numerous tourism expos, conventions, displays, promotions and what not, with no focus on a caravan park.

Now this Fijian man with no tourism background has jolted us with his creative

project. Give him prominence in tourism industry and remove deadwoods.

 

Intelligent players

Sofia Khan,  Suva

The drubbing at the hands of the South African 7s team last weekend was not only an eye-opener; it was a simple but significant gesture suggesting Fiji relook at the intelligence quotient of our players.

After all, this is not the first time Fijian teams in virtually any sport have been caught short because of an apparent lack of intellect and poor mental preparation.

I know of family and friends who have undertaken sports psychology sessions that have helped elevate their mental preparation for any event.

I urge the FRU and other sporting bodies to invest in two things: sports psychology and the re-education of our national representatives.

Fiji is blessed with an abundance of raw talent – much of which is in our physicality and basic skills.

Our coaches must not only harness these talents, but also ensure we improve the intelligence levels and strong mental capacity of our representatives.

This will also raise the level of self-confidence and spiritual strength of our reps. Performing exceptionally well on the field of play will flow naturally.

 

Rugby irony

Floyd Robinson,  Nasinu

Whilst fans will continue to enjoy another weekend and year of exciting rugby, there are some questions which deserve some thoughts.

Why is it that the Wellington 7s had a lower attendance for a second year in a row whereas tickets for the Sydney Sevens is all sold out in just its first year?

Watching on television, one noticed many empty seats yet again. Across the globe, Fijians are renowned for producing speedsters, but our current national 7s team appears to lack speed while other top teams have an abundance of fast men.

Last weekend, this made our men look so slow against sides like South Africa and USA.  At the local level, one really wonders whether it’s worth continuing the current domestic 15s competition as Nadroga will most likely continue to dominate.

With all due respect, Nadroga’s development approach is miles ahead of other provincial teams. Should rugby authorities reintroduce a competition involving top teams which consists of top players from current provincial sides?

During Wayne Pivac’s time as national coach, a similar competition was in place.  With so many 7s competitions in Viti Levu, one wonders why sponsors are a little hesitant to promote development of the sport in Vanua Levu.

All in all, there is some rugby irony.

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