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Koto: We Play for All Fijians

  The Vodafone Flying Fijians took a different approach in their preparation for the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup yesterday. Led by inspirational skipper Sunia Koto, veteran utility
16 Jun 2016 16:27
Koto: We Play for All Fijians
Vodafone Flying Fijian Sevens captain Sunia Koto lead his players as they joined the children of the Fiji Society for the Blind as part of their community visit programme in Vatuwaqa yesterday. Photo: FILIPE NAIGULEVU.

 

The Vodafone Flying Fijians took a different approach in their preparation for the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup yesterday.

Led by inspirational skipper Sunia Koto, veteran utility back Seremaia Bai, Leone Nakarawa and Samisoni Viriviri, they visited the Fiji Society for the Blind School in Vatuwaqa, Suva as part of their community outreach programme.

Speaking to the students, Koto said they were not only humbled but were inspired to be with them.

“To come here today reminds us of who we are playing for?” he said.

“We’re playing for Fijians and especially the children. We really appreciate of being here. It’s a learning curve. The occasion really humbled us to see kids with smiling faces,” he said.

Koto urged those who wanted to become rugby players that nothing was impossible.

“You have to dream. After you dream you have to wake up and realise that in order to achieve your dream you have to wake up.”

School executive director Barbra Farouk said the visit would motivate their students to follow in the footsteps of the players.

“This is the first time for them to come to the school. We’re really happy they came to see us and the beautiful facilities we have here,” she said.

The students sang a few hymns before performing the cibi (traditional war dance) with the Flying Fijians.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  filipe.naigulevu@fijisun.com.fj

 

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