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UP THE ANDES

  After three days of solid training, it was all tools down for our Team Fiji women’s rugby sevens team as they took time out to visit the Andes mountains
30 Jul 2016 13:14
UP THE ANDES
Team Fiji women’s rugby sevens captain Ana Maria Roqica, left, and Raijeli Daveua in the Andes mountains near Santiago, Chile, yesterday. More photos of our teams in Chile. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji.

 

After three days of solid training, it was all tools down for our Team Fiji women’s rugby sevens team as they took time out to visit the Andes mountains yesterday.

It was a day of fun as they drove up to 3000 metres and for most players it was spending their day in the snow for the first time.

During the ride up the Andes, the women spoke about how they have been inspired by the men’s team who are currently rated as the world’s No.1.

This is through the informal chats they have with them and also during dinner where they sit and share ideas together.

This has resulted in a big change in our women as they are now thriving in such a competitive environment.

After a head start, the women’s conditioning coach Matt Dooley said they are now heading towards their last workout.

“Now we have the fitness base and everything will be fine tuning and tactics for success,” he said as they ended Wednesday’s training session with the 100 metres sprint.

Head coach Chris Cracknell and assistant Iliesa Tanivula had increased the intensity of their training as soon as they settled down in Santiago.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  leone.cabenatabua@fijisun.com.fj

 

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