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Education Is Absolute Priority: Civoniceva

Former Australian and Vodafone Fijian Bati representative and National Rugby League Ambassador Petero Civoniceva emphasised the importance of education to students at Delainamasi Government School yesterday. The school celebrated the
07 Apr 2017 11:00
Education Is Absolute Priority: Civoniceva
PEtero Civoniceva with students of Delainamasi Primary School. Photo:Ema Vereivalu.

Former Australian and Vodafone Fijian Bati representative and National Rugby League Ambassador Petero Civoniceva emphasised the importance of education to students at Delainamasi Government School yesterday.

The school celebrated the International Day for Sports Development and Peace (IDSDP).

The International Day of Sports for Development and Peace was part of Australian government support as an outreach programme with the partnership of Fiji National Rugby League in developing grassroot play.

“I am here also for the weekend for Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League final and it’s really exciting to see the next generation who will be Fiji Bati representatives and that’s where it all starts in the grassroots.

“I guess being here with NRL is a great opportunity for us to come out and show our support to the school and it’s great to see a strong support for rugby league,” Civoniceva said.

Civoniceva reminded the students the importance of education.

“Some of our messages are around the importance of education which is the absolute priority and also the role that sport plays in young children’s lives.

“Today was just about encouraging the kids to be present in school every day and give them the opportunity to work hard and being fit and healthy which is essential for playing rugby league,” Civoniceva added.

Civoniceva said he was grateful to see the growth of women’s rugby league in Fiji.

“It’s wonderful to see Fiji’s engagement with NRL trying to urge the girls participation as well in the sport which is absolutely fantastic.

“The girls and women rugby league is now growing and it is fantastic to witness the passion there is for rugby league,” he added.

Edited by Anasilini Ratuva

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