PM’s Message To Flying Fijians: Eyes of Entire Nation Will Be Upon You

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s video message to the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians last night during the jersey presentation.
21 Sep 2019 10:26
PM’s Message To Flying Fijians: Eyes of Entire Nation Will Be Upon You
ANZ Fiji staff members in Suva showing their support for our Fiji Airways Flying Fijians on September 20, 2019. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Bula vinaka coach, bula vinaka boys. I wish I could be there with you. As you are watching this I will be enroute to Japan where I will meet you all at Sapporo Dome ahead of your first match against the Wallabies.

You’ve now had some time on the ground in Japan to prepare for the task you have ahead. In the coming days you will be going up against the toughest competition the world of rugby has to offer. Every team in this tournament has worked their butts off to be here.

They have put in the hours just as you have to ready themselves to compete at the highest level running drills, watching game films and developing their in-game strategies. And you can have no doubt they all want to take home the Webb Ellis Cup as badly as each of you.

But you have something no other team has, an entire nation united behind your success. The passion of the Fijian people for this game is unrivalled by any other country in the world of rugby. When you put on this jersey, lace your boots and take the field, the eyes of the entire nation will be upon you.

School kids, nurses, teachers, CEOs, civil servants, mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, every Fijian everywhere in Fiji is with you.

We are rooting for you and we hold every faith in your abilities. This is your moment to seize your place in history and make a statement on rugby’s grandest stage.

Stay humble, stay disciplined and stay focused on your roles on the field. If you do that, if you live up to your highest potential, you won’t be able to let us down. See you on Saturday. Vinaka and Toso Viti.


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