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UK Fijians Prepare To Host 7s Team

Preparations to host the Fiji Air­ways Fijian 7s team are under­way by the Fijian community in the United Kingdom
01 May 2019 11:33
UK Fijians Prepare To Host 7s Team
Fiji High Commissioner to the UK Jitoko Tikolevu (sixth from left) and Sekonaia Kalou in London. Photo: Supplied by Sekonaia Kalou

Preparations to host the Fiji Air­ways Fijian 7s team are under­way by the Fijian community in the United Kingdom.

Leading the charge is Fiji’s High Com­missioner in the UK, Jitoko Tikolevu who recently has formed a committee to spearhead the move.

Also, former Flying Fijians lock for­ward Sekonaia Kalou along with the former Fijian rugby players living in the UK are part of the committee.

Part of their initiative is to discuss and plan ways to raise funds for our sevens team who are also the defending champions of the London 7s.

Kalou confirmed to BulaRugby Pasi­fik, that, “The third and final fundrais­ing drive has been planned on day two of the London 7s, and a special invita­tion has been extended to Fijian fans and friends of Fiji Rugby to come and share the evening with our players and any financial contribution during the evening would be very much appreci­ated”.

A member of the Fijian community in the UK during their meeting in London. Photo: Sekonaia Kalou

A member of the Fijian community in the UK during their meeting in London. Photo: Sekonaia Kalou

STARS AGREE TO REQUEST

The Committee also conveyed their gratitude to the Fijian and Pacific Is­lands rugby players who are currently playing in the UK as they have accepted the committee’s request by donating their autographed club jerseys to be raffled and auctioned.

The players who have accepted a young Fijian born England winger Joe Cokanasiga, Manu Vunipola (Sara­cens), Api Ratuniyarawa (Northamp­ton Saints), Netani Talei (Harlequins), Semi Kunatani (Harlequins) with a few other players are expected to join the list.

The London 7s will be on May 25-26

Edited by Sheldon Chanel

Feedback: leonec@fijisun.com.fj



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