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Nawaka Sevens Introduces U19 Comp

  The 2017 Fiji Bitter Nawaka Sevens tournament for the first time will feature the Under-19 category. The tournament is set for May 12-13 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.
02 May 2017 11:00
Nawaka Sevens Introduces U19 Comp
Vodafone Tiliva Sevens champions Uro Kadavu are now in Suva to prepare for the Fiji Bitter Nawaka Sevens. Photo: Grace Narayan

 

The 2017 Fiji Bitter Nawaka Sevens tournament for the first time will feature the Under-19 category.

The tournament is set for May 12-13 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

Nawaka Rugby Club president Jioji Kinisi said they are happy to introduce the U19 category in the tournament.

“This will urge more teams to participate in the Fiji Bitter Nawaka Sevens,” he said.

“For the under-19 category we are sending invitations and we will be giving out attractive prize money to the winners.”

Kinisi said they had space to accommodate eight U19 teams but as of now 10 have confirmed their participation.

“Since it is our first time hosting the under-19 category we are looking at accommodating all the ten teams.”

The confirmed teams are: Nawaka A, Nawaka B, Eagle Brothers, Dratabu, Natabua, Ratu Filise, Saunaka, Mosi Steelers, Draulu and Navokaca

PRIZE MONEY

Kinisi said there had been an increase in the total prize money for the competition.

“In regards to the bookings for participation it is much better compared to last year.”

He said this was after major teams like Westfield Tokatoka Dragons, New Net Yasawa, Army Green, Army Red, Silver Waters Barbarians, Wardens Gold, Can Do Generation, First Light Taveuni, BLK First Landing, Uprising Rugby, Tabadamu and Ratu Filise confirmed their participation.

“For the women we have received interests from teams like Striders, Nadi Blazers and Wardens while for the Oldies, there is only one spot left,” Kinisi added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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