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Holy Cross Aims High

Holy Cross Aims High
Holy Cross College athletes and teachers at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on April 16, 2018. The Taveuni-based school is targeting to win back the overall girl’s title at this year’s Coca-Cola Games which starts on Thursday. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka
April 17
10:00 2018

Taveuni’s Holy Cross College have a five-year plan in place as they aim to win back the girl’s title of the Coca-Cola Games. Holy Cross defied all odds when they won the overall girl’s title in 1999 and 2000.

They arrived in Suva yesterday and are going to field over 40 athletes in this weekend’s competition.

Coach Aisake Lovobalavu told SUNsports that the number of athletes has decreased this year due to financial constraints but that does not deter them from trying to win back the girl’s title.

Lovobalavu added that they are more focused on the development of their junior grades.

“Most of these students stay at home so during the cyclone they could not attend training for a week. It had cost a lot for us to come here and most of these students it is their first time as well.

“We have fielded young athletes this year, but our focus will be in all grades. Right now we are working on a development programme, which is a five- year plan to try and win back the girl’s title. We have prepared well to ensure that our performance is better than last year.”

Meanwhile, the competition starts on Thursday and will end of Saturday.

The Coca- Cola Games officials have indicated that security will be tight during the three-day event and police would be providing security for the safety of the athletes and spectators.

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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