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Night To Remember

  A gala dinner is set for August 11 to mark the first anniversary of Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens Olympic Games gold medal win in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The
29 Jul 2017 12:02
Night To Remember
Team Fiji rugby 7s team celebrate winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo: Zimbio

 

A gala dinner is set for August 11 to mark the first anniversary of Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens Olympic Games gold medal win in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Fiji Rugby Union has dubbed the event as the, ‘The Greatest Night in Fiji Rugby History’.

FRU commercial manager Brian Thorburn confirmed this to SUNsports yesterday.

“This is to celebrate exactly one year since we won gold in Rio,” Thornburn said.

“It’s on Friday, August 11 which is in two weeks time.

“It’s going to be at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

“It is called the ‘The Greatest Night in Fiji Rugby History’ which was 12 months ago.”

Apart from the Olympic victory, Thorburn says, they are also going to celebrate the success of the Vodafone Flying Fijians in winning their Test series, retaining the Pacific Nations Cup and qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup as Oceania’s number one.

“Then we are going to make some announcements, which is a secret until then.

“This is going to be the first of the four dinners which we’re going to hold each year.

“The FRU intends to hold this dinner every year on the anniversary of the Olympic gold medal victory,” he added.

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said only players who are available locally would be invited.

“There will be a good representation of our Olympic winners and also with our Flying Fijians.

“We’ll have videos of our games, interviews as well and entertainment from the Pasifika Voices.”

Thorburn said they expect more than 300 people to be at the event.

“All corporate companies that are interested could contact Luisa at the FRU.”

O’Connor said the purpose of the event was to celebrate our rugby success and whatever is collected is directed towards the cost of the event.

A table of 10 (people) costs $3500 which is $350 per head.

O’Connor said they’ve tables available and already some provincial unions have indicated their interest in purchasing a table.

Also, they’re targeting corporate companies to come forward and support the event.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  leonec@fijisun.com.fj

 

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