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Schools Show Courage to Participate, Says Director

  Tailevu Zone organisers are pleased that everything has normalised despite the effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston, which hit Fiji over a month ago. Meet director Pio Veivoli said their
26 Mar 2016 13:37
Schools Show Courage to Participate, Says Director
Meli Kolavanua of RKS clears the bar at 1.96 during Tailevu zone high jump senior boys final at ANZ Stadium yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

Tailevu Zone organisers are pleased that everything has normalised despite the effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston, which hit Fiji over a month ago.

Meet director Pio Veivoli said their understanding the amount of difficulties schools have had to go through, especially Queen Victoria School (QVS), but they are happy that the Tailevu Zone ran smoothly as planned.

“We were really worried about QVS but we thank them for the courage they have shown to come and take part,” Veivoli said.

“I know that they have faced so many problems concerning the Cyclone Winston aftermath but all in all we thank them for coming.

“We know they normally give a strong rivalry against Ratu Kadavulevu School.”

A total of seven schools showed up including Ratu Kadavulevu School, Queen Victoria School, St Vincent College, Tailevu North College, Naiyala High School, Wainibuka Secondary School and Dawasamu Secondary School.

Veivoli said they are hoping to improve this year’s medal tally at the Coca-Cola Games.

“Everything has been normal for today’s (Thursday) zone meet but we could see there was some effects of the cyclone in these kids,” he said.

“But we have seen that almost everything is normal. We know some schools have been facing problems and difficulties which are understandable but it is good to see that things have normalised.

“It was good to see the kids smiling and cheering their hearts out and fans turning up in numbers to support their schools; it was good to see that.

“We want to see an improvement in the medal tally this year at the national finals.

“The Cokes this year will be the toughest and most interesting one so we are looking forward to that as I am sure everyone else is.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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