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Rewa Coach Wary Of Tavua

The Rewa football team are focused on their pool opener against Tavua in the 2018 Inter-District Championship that gets underway at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, next Friday. Speaking to SUNsports
30 Sep 2018 11:20
Rewa Coach Wary Of Tavua
Rewa defender Lorima Dau in control as he concentrates on coaching the Dela Tigers for this year’s Courts IDC. Photo: Fiji FA Media

The Rewa football team are focused on their pool opener against Tavua in the 2018 Inter-District Championship that gets underway at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, next Friday.
Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, Rewa coach Lorima Dau said they are not taking Tavua lightly as they have been an unpredictable side.
“Tavua have retained their spot in the premier division which is an indication of what they are capable of,” he said.
“Tavua is a great team and they are always good during tournaments. We will work on what we need to be done on the field.”
Both teams are in Group B where they will also face Suva and Nadi.
Dau also said he has settled in well into the coaching job.
“It has been a big transition for me from being a player to now a full-time coach. I was under pressure when I took up coaching and playing at the same time but now I’ve settled in.
“With the player window opened, I have so much on my plate but at the moment I’m trying my best to learn and move forward as a coach and to also improve.”
Dau said he’s determined to learn more new things to help me in this leadership.
The tough defender added that despite the challenges the players are progressing.
“Training has been going well and a few new players are expected to come in to play for us.
“We want to improve on our strike force to make use of those scoring opportunities. Also how we set our mindset on the field to be ready and fit during a big game.”
Dau is calling on all Rewa fans to come out in numbers to support the team during the IDC.

IDC RECORD
Dubbed the Delta Tigers, Rewa have won the IDC title nine times and were runners-up on seven occassion.
Rewa won the first IDC in 1938 by beating Ba 2-0 in the final in Suva.
They last won the IDC in 2010 where they beat Lautoka 3-1 in the final also in Suva.

JUST A GLANCE
The IDC is the most important event in the Fiji Football Association calendar.
Teams representing various football playing districts of Fiji have taken part in this annual event every year, except 1987 due to disruptions caused by military coups, since the formation of the association in 1938.
Teams compete for the coveted Lloyd Farebrother Trophy, donated by the first President of the Fiji Football Association, A.S. Farebrother and Lloyd and Company.

FIRST TEAMS
Only five teams- Suva, Rewa, Ba, Levuka, Lautoka- took part in the first IDC held in Suva in 1938.
From 1938 to 1975, the competition was initially held on a knockout format but in 1976 pool play was introduced.
From 1985, the competition was held in two divisions with the introduction of a second level tournament known as the senior division.
In 1999 there was a short-lived third level division. With Navua registering its first ever win of the IDC tournament in 2009.
All the current (as of January 2010) Super Premium Division teams have now won the Lloyd Farebrother Trophy one or more time(s).
Lautoka hold the record for highest scores in the IDC finals thrashing Ba twice, 6-0 and 7-0 and also beating Suva in one of the final 7-1.
– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua
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