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Nadi To Host Uluinakau 7s Tournament

Thirty-two mens team will be vying to win the $10,000 prize money at the 10th Ul­uinakau 7s tournament on March 8-9 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi. Uluinakau Rugby Club founder
31 Jan 2019 10:45
Nadi To Host Uluinakau 7s Tournament
Uluinakau Rugby team with the Ram Sami shield in the Nasinu Rugby Football Union competition, Photo: Uluinakau Rugby

Thirty-two mens team will be vying to win the $10,000 prize money at the 10th Ul­uinakau 7s tournament on March 8-9 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

Uluinakau Rugby Club founder and former national 7s head of selectors Epi Kolinivala be­lieves in the vision and mission of the club to become successful, progressive and sustainable.

The club is to provide multi-sports services to the community where they create a supportive environment where competitive rugby can be played and enjoyed by all ages. This is regardless of gender, religion, culture and politics.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, tournament co-ordinator Malakai Yamaivava said prepara­tions are on track as they have 10 teams con­firmed to play.

“We’re pleased to have 10 teams that have paid their registration fees and looking forward to more interested clubs to confirm their participa­tion,” Yamaivava said

“Also, the Uluinakau Rugby Club is the only club in the country that facilitates Indo-Fijian rugby competition.

“We’re also calling out to business houses to support the Uluinakau Rugby 7s tournament as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the tourna­ment.

“Please feel free to contact us on our Social Me­dia page- Facebook or call 9386928 for further information regarding the tournament,” Yamai­vava said.

However, the total prize money of $25,000 will be shared amongst the winners. Cup winner in the Open men’s category will walk away will $10,000.

The tournament has four categories of competi­tion

  • Open Mens competiton – $600/per team (32 teams)
  • Open Women’s competition – $200/per team (8 teams)
  • Indo-Fijian competition – $200/per team (8 teams)
  • U20 Youth competition – $150/per team (16 teams)

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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