SPORTS

Vodafone Injects 25K In Schools’ IDC

The 43rd Vodafone Primary Schools Inter-District Cham­pionship got a major boost yesterday when sponsors Voda­fone Fiji handed over $25,000 dur­ing the official pool draws ceremo­ny in Tamavua, Suva. The three-day
30 Sep 2018 11:09
Vodafone Injects 25K In Schools’ IDC
Vodafone Fiji head of recharge and distribution Nilesh Singh (fifth from left) hands over the cheque sponsorship to Fiji Primary Schools Football Association officials at the Vodafone headquarters in Tamavua, Suva on September 29, 2018. Photo: Karalaini Tavi

The 43rd Vodafone Primary Schools Inter-District Cham­pionship got a major boost yesterday when sponsors Voda­fone Fiji handed over $25,000 dur­ing the official pool draws ceremo­ny in Tamavua, Suva.

The three-day tournament, which is from October 17-19 will see over 28 schools participating in the Un­der-12 and U14 grades.

Fiji Primary Schools Football As­sociation president Dina Mani said what began as a small tournament has grown and they are grateful to Vodafone for their continuous sup­port.

“The tournament is heading in the right direction, we started off with $5000 and today it has increased to $25, 000,” Mani said.

“The money is used to pay for the medics, hiring of new grounds and other logistics are also taken care off which includes travelling ex­penses.

“With over 25 schools attending the tournament we can expect a tough competition.”

Mani added that Taveuni are the newcomers to this year’s IDC.

“Taveuni will bring a lot of com­petition and it is good to see grass­root players be able to display their skills.

“I hope that this partnership con­tinues in the years to come as the game progresses.”

Vodafone Fiji head of recharge and distribution Nilesh Singh said the sponsorship would further strengthen their partnership with the association, which trickles down to the grassroot level.

“Games such as the primary school IDC acts as a great path­way to mould future Fijian football stars. Vodafone seeks continuously support the football body to grow the game further,” he added.

POOL DRAWS

Under-12

Group A: Labasa, Navua, Nadroga, Rakiraki; Group B: Seaqaqa, Suva, Nadi, Ba

Under-14

Group A: Nadi, Navua, Labasa, Ba, Rakiraki; Group B: Lautoka, Tailevu, Seaqaqa, Rewa; Group C: Northwest Nadroga, Nasinu, Sa­vusavu, Tavua; Group D: Navosa, Suva, Taveuni, Nadroga.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua.

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