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Martintar 7s Starts Today

The third Martintar Sevens tournament is all set to roll from today at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. Despite the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston, the organisers have given their
18 Mar 2016 12:03
Martintar 7s Starts Today
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The third Martintar Sevens tournament is all set to roll from today at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.
Despite the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston, the organisers have given their thumbs up as they are confident that this would be a successful two-day event.

And to set the tournament alight, defending champions Tokatoka Westfield Dragons are going to play the opening game on the main ground.

“With most of the top teams taking part this year including those from villages in Nadi and Lautoka, the fans are going to be treated to top class sevens actions,” said tournament media liaison officer Timoci Waqaniburotu.

“This is the tournament where fans can watch their favourite players play to their best as they want to make the national team to Hong Kong and Rio,” he said.

”With the late inclusion of Yamacia side the battle for the two best teams to be in the Cup final will be something that rugby fans in the West should not miss.”

 

Today’s programme

10am: A march through Nadi Town by the Nadi Methodist Church division to support the Martintar 7s, with the theme: ‘Respect Women and Children! Be a Man’. The event is supported by Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre led by Shamima Ali.

 

Saturday

Entertainment by the Bati ni Tanoa duo of Mr Ben and Mr Ko. The duo have confirmed to the organisers that Mr Ko will show fans some new dancing moves to keep them off their seats.

Waqanibuirotu said the tournament is organised in a way to not only fundraise but as an event that brings family together for a day of fun and also to address and create awareness on topics of national issues.

“The welfare of the teams and players are paramount to the organisers and they are providing them whatever is needed so that they play to enjoy and showcase their rugby talents.”

The tournament is co-sponsored by Air Terminal Services, Digicel, BLK, Vodafone Fiji, FWCC and Paradise Security Services.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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