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Suva Juniors Win Football Cup

The inaugural Dominion Insurance Junior Football Cup ended on a high note at the University of the South Pacific’s Vaturara Park in Suva on Saturday. The Olivier Jutel-coached Suva Junior
01 Aug 2016 13:52
Suva Juniors Win Football Cup
Suva Junior Football A side after winning the tournament.

The inaugural Dominion Insurance Junior Football Cup ended on a high note at the University of the South Pacific’s Vaturara Park in Suva on Saturday.

The Olivier Jutel-coached Suva Junior Football Club (SJFC) A side won the tournament after impressive victories in the round-robin matches.

Jutel said the tournament was a huge success and praised performance of players.

“The main idea for organizing the tournament was to assist in the development of players in the country and we are impressed with the performance of players,” he said.

“There are a lot of talented players in the school system and playing in such tournaments would assist in the development.

Jutel, a former Northern FC and Otago Under 13 coach in New Zealand, said the development of school players are very important.

“It is important we have a good football structure and focus must be at the school system as this where we can nurture good players and bring them up to that level playing for the national teams.

“One of the contributing factors of success for the New Zealand football are the development of players at age group levels and Fijian footballers are equally good as well and this is one way we can nurture players.”

Jutel, who is a lecturer at the University of the South Pacific, was fascinated with the talented players in Suva schools that made him forming the Suva Junior Football Club.

“The club comprised of players from Fiji and Pacific Islands,” Jutel said.

“Our club is made up of all races in Suva.”

Meanwhile, Apimeleki Rubuti  Junior won the Golden Boot award. Rubuti scored seven goals for the SJFC A side.

Edited by Osea Bola

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