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379 Children For Milo Rugby Academy Tag Festival

The community based- programme is all about giving back to the community.
26 Aug 2019 11:32
379 Children For Milo Rugby Academy Tag Festival
Seremaia Bai with children who attended the the Milo Tag Festival at Albert Park on August 24, 209. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The first ever Milo Rugby Academy Tag Festival was held at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.

The Seremaia Bai’s Rugby Academy Fiji in partnership with Milo organised the event in which 379 children took part in special rugby training.

Bai, a former Flying Fijian star centre was overwhelmed to be organising such an event and giving back to the community.

“Organising this rugby clinic is all about bringing the children together and prepar­ing them for the future to represent the na­tional side,” Bai said

“And having this clinic conducted in paral­lel with the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians is a great way to encourage these young children to be serious about the sport if they want to pursue a career in rugby.

“It is a community based- programme and it’s all about giving back to the community.

“We have plans to conduct more rugby clinics around Fiji including the province of Lau.

“We are grateful to Milo for coming on board.”

Meanwhile, Brand Activation Manager Nestle Fiji Monisha Prasad said: “We are happy to have this clinic conducted by Bai. It’s all about giving back to the com­munity and working with kids who do not get the opportunity to get selected in major sporting events in the country.

“What this clinic allows us is to reach out to grassroots level kids who have the inter­est in rugby but don’t have the facilities to train and prepare to compete at major com­petitions.

“A total of 379 children were registered to participate in this competition. And they represent different districts around Fiji.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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