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Naupoto Reminds Army Of Sports’ Significance

  Army Green and Army Red will be the two teams to look out for in the Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament when the teams take part today at the
22 Apr 2016 16:25
Naupoto Reminds Army Of Sports’ Significance
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Army Green and Army Red will be the two teams to look out for in the Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament when the teams take part today at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto congratulated Army Green for winning the Nawaka Sevens and handed out the jerseys that the two teams will use for the tournament.

The cheque and jersey presentation was held at the Sergeants’ Mass at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks yesterday where Naupoto had wished the boys well in their upcoming games.

He said the army placed a lot of importance on such events because of the impact sports had to the army as well as the nation.

“There is a reason why we put a lot of effort and support in sports, it is a confidence builder. Sports is a binding cord in the army and brings people together,” he said.

Naupoto said:  “There is something about sports, it builds a passion and unity and this is felt around the world. When the boys won in Hong Kong their victory had echoed all the way back to Fiji. The joy that was felt across the world was also felt in Fiji and that we can only get in sports.

“For you, you will always have that opportunity to train to be your best and send this trend to all parts of the world.”

Naupoto thanked the three boys who were part of the national sevens side to Hong Kong and Singapore and encouraged those who will be playing for army to play to the best of abilities.

The three Army players who represented the country at the Asian leg of the World Rugby Sevens series in Hong Kong and Singapore were Josua Vici, Isake Katonibau and Emosi Mulevoro.

“A big thank you to those who participated in the national side, thank you for your endurance. To those playing tomorrow out there and give it your maximum 100 per cent on the field and everything will fall into place,” he said.

He said there would be expectations from the public knowing how the army was known to be well organized and ready as shown during the devastation of the recent Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“How we display ourselves outside to the public shows that we are always ready to serve,” he said.

“There are some of our soldiers deployed around different parts that are devastated by the cyclone around the country so play to your ultimate best.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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