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Vakacegu, 60, Lights Up Torch

The Powerade torch relay for the 2017 Coca-Cola Games was launched at Laucala Beach, Nasinu, yesterday. This marks the countdown of the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics annual meet at the
16 Mar 2017 11:00
Vakacegu, 60, Lights Up Torch
Sainimili Vakacegu lights the 2017 Coca-Cola Games Powerade torch relay at the Coca-Cola Fiji Amatil factory in Nasinu, yesterday. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva

The Powerade torch relay for the 2017 Coca-Cola Games was launched at Laucala Beach, Nasinu, yesterday.

This marks the countdown of the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics annual meet at the ANZ Stadium on April 20-22.

The torch was lit by 60-year-old Naimasimasi, Tailevu, native Sainimili Vakacegu who is the longest serving employee of Coca-Cola Fiji.

A faithful employee for the past 39 years as a syrup mixer, was grateful to be given the opportunity.

“I’m a mother of four and grandmother to two, I’m excited to be given this opportunity and I wish all athletes the very best this year,” Vakacegu said.

Digicel Fiji and Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji will be major sponsors of the torch relay.

Digicel Fiji chief executive Darren McLean said they were proud to be associated with the country’s biggest athletics competition.

“We have signed on as major sponsors of the Powerade national torch relay for the first time in the history of the Coca-Cola Games,” McLean said.

Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji marketing manager Lawrence Tikaram believes the torch relay will lift the games spirit in various homes in Fiji.

“The Coca-Cola Games is all about inspiration, bringing people and the communities together as we embark into this journey. We believe the torch will brighten up homes of all Fijians.

“For many people in Fiji the torch relay will encourage them to come out and support their athletes at the ANZ Stadium,” Tikaram said.

“Thank you Digicel, FIJI Water, Fiji Gas, it’s all about bringing out the best from all of us.”

Fiji Secondary School’s Athletics general secretary Vuli Waqa acknowledges various sponsors for their support towards the annual meet and also stated Lautoka schools will come out strong this year.

Edited by Osea Bola

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