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Sevens backs COP23

  A family organised rugby 7s tournament is giving a percentage of their gate takings to Government in support of its climate change campaign. And spokesperson for the Delai Narona ‘Go
19 Nov 2017 13:36
Sevens backs COP23

 

A family organised rugby 7s tournament is giving a percentage of their gate takings to Government in support of its climate change campaign.

And spokesperson for the Delai Narona ‘Go Green’ rugby 7s tournament, Emosi Cagi said they were happy that teams that participated were supportive of the plans that they had put in place.

“We met and discussed and decided that we needed to take a different approach and do something worthwhile,” Cagi said.

“That’s when the idea for the ‘Go Green’ theme came up so we could support our Prime Minister’s campaign to highlight our plight in Fiji and in the South Pacific.”

The two-day tournament was held at Garvey Park in Tavua with the main cup prize money of $3000.

“We don’t have any sponsorship. What we have gathered to offer as prize money has come from the family and mataqali members who have contributed.”

Narona is the name of the family’s mataqali or clan from the chiefly village of Natokalau, in Yawe, Kadavu.

During the event, the organisers promoted the non-use of plastic bags.

“We have been announcing and sharing with everyone present that one way to care for our environment is to stop the use of plastic bags or minimise it.”

He said.

Teams from as far as Taveuni, Suva and around the Western division participated.

The final was a showdown of classy 7s rugby acts between Cross Victory Taveuni and First Landing.

Cross Victory Taveuni took home the $3000 prize money after they defeated First Landing of Lautoka 21-19. The runners up won $1000.

“It has been a successful tournament and already we are registering confirmed names for the second tournament next year,” Cagi added.

Edited by Osea  Bola

Feedback:  oseab@fijisun.com.fj

 



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