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Gym Boost For Navy

  The Navy Rugby Club received their first supply of gym sets at the Stanley Brown Naval Base in Walu Bay, Suva yesterday. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama presented the gym
25 Mar 2017 11:00
Gym Boost For Navy
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (standing fourth from left) presents the gym sets to the Navy Rugby Club in the Fiji Naval Base in Walu Bau, Suva yesterday. Photo: Roneel Khartik

 

The Navy Rugby Club received their first supply of gym sets at the Stanley Brown Naval Base in Walu Bay, Suva yesterday.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama presented the gym sets and indicated that the total value is around $14,000.

“A request was made to my office about improving the gym at the naval base,” he said.

“I’ve received a number of requests from other rugby clubs around the country and this was one of them. These are part of the gym sets and the rest are still coming.”

Bainimarama said this is part of Government’s initiative towards sports development, not only in equipment but also on facilities as well.

“We’ve opened sporting facilities in Raiwaqa, Valelevu and soon we will be opening one in Nabua.”

He pointed out  their sporting initiative is not only on rugby but other sports as well as they could use these facilities to stay fit as they combat the increasing number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

The Navy Rugby Club is preparing to participate in this year’s Suva Rugby Union’s Escott Shield competition.

Over the years the club has produced top national rugby players like, Tom Mitchell, Epi Kolinivala, Waisiki Masirewa, Sakeasi Vonolagi, Inoke Male, Niko Baleiverata, Timoci Mateinadroga, Sakaraia Tui, Alefeso Yalayalatabua, Waqabaca Keotobalavu, Sireli Naqelevuki, Manasa Saulo, Nikola Matawalu, Jolame Bera, Savenaca Tabakanalgi, Emosi Mulevoro and the list goes on.

Edited by Osea Bola

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