SPORTS

ACS Return In Style

Adi Cakobau School (ACS) broke a four-year drought by winning the Coca-Cola Games girls title at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday. At the end of the final day with 2,495
23 Apr 2017 11:24
ACS Return In Style
Adi Cakobau school athletes celebrate after winning the intermediate girls 4x100m relay final on April 22, 2017.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganlau.

Adi Cakobau School (ACS) broke a four-year drought by winning the Coca-Cola Games girls title at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday.

At the end of the final day with 2,495 athletes competing from 147 schools, ACS topped the girl’s medal tally with an impressive 20 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze medals.

ACS team manageress Laniana Tawake said the school did not feel right when their title was taken away from them by JWHS in 2013.

She said from that point on they fought hard to win it back and now the wait is finally over for them.

“We were not at ease when we lost our title because we always felt in our hearts that the girls division in the Coke Games was ours,” she told SUNsports.

“We tried our best to make a comeback and this year we have made it and restored what was rightfully ours. It’s awesome and we thank God for the empowerment and the victory and all the achievements today and I would like to thank the athletes, their families, students, the school, all stakeholders and not forgetting the old girls.

“We had tremendous support from the old girls and the stakeholders from the school and this victory is for everybody, the family of ACS.”

Tawake said there was a big change for ACS this year compared to previous years. She said from the support of the old scholars to the donations received there was an increase which helped in their preparations.

Tawake admitted that without schools like JWHS, Suva Grammar School, St Joseph’s Secondary School and so on the Coke Games would not be as competitive and exciting.

“Competition this year was stiff, Jasper is always a good opponent, they make this game so competitive and interesting. Otherwise it would be really dull just like a few years back,” she said.

Finishing in second place on the medal tally was JWHS with 11 gold medals, 10 silver and eight bronze while St Joseph’s Secondary School was in third spot with four gold, five silver and eight bronze.



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