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Parents Pitch In To Help

  A little offering goes a long way. This was the message portrayed by the parents of the Nasinu Secondary School Under-18 rugby team. The parents fundraised to purchase a 
05 Aug 2016 15:40
Parents Pitch In To Help
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A little offering goes a long way. This was the message portrayed by the parents of the Nasinu Secondary School Under-18 rugby team.

The parents fundraised to purchase a  new set of uniforms for the team when they play Queen Victoria School in the Coke Zero Deans semifinals at Lawaqa Park tomorrow.

NSS U18 parents’ spokesman Fereti Sauwaqa said it was all part of their plan to show the boys they have their full support.

“This was the initiative of the parents in Suva since some of the boys had parents back in the village or in the outer islands,” Sauwaqa said.

‘We want to do something for the team as we are also their parents here.

“We didn’t want to burden anyone so we gave whatever we could during our weekly meetings.

“We had Katis, dinners and solis but we still fell short.

“We’re grateful that the old scholars also pitched in and the rest of the cost was given in by an executive of Tebara Meats.”

Sauwaqa said the team was preparing well spiritually and physically.

We’re preparing for the finals, we are confident of this week’s game and we are backing our boys all the way,” he said.

The Nasinu team, however, had to go without one of their players Inia Kolinisau as he left to pursue his rugby scholarship in New Zealand earlier in the week.

“This has not affected the team, if we lose one, another is always there to replace him. But we still thank his parents for their never ending support to the school,” Sauwaqa said.

The parents had been holding fundraising events since the beginning of the Southern Zone for their breakfast and gym expenses and believes it has taken the boys this far.

“Whatever little we had, we gave and it was up until last week that we noticed our boys were the only U18 team that did not have a new set of jerseys.

“So we thought this was where we had to pitch in and help.”

The team was farewelled in school yesterday. The parents will make the jersey presentation in Sigatoka today.  Edited by Osea Bola

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