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Students Upgrade Rugby Skills

A total of 73 players around the country used the Holiday Skills Programme to keep tab on their form and shape during this festive season. Fiji Rugby Union’s Elite Player
07 Dec 2019 15:26
Students Upgrade Rugby Skills
Young rugby players during the Holiday Skills Camp program at Bidesi park Suva on December 6,2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

A total of 73 players around the country used the Holiday Skills Programme to keep tab on their form and shape during this festive season.

Fiji Rugby Union’s Elite Player Pathway Academy Manager Viliame Gadolo said the programme was designed to keep the players engaged in the off-season.

“Our task is to upgrade players’ core skills,” Gadolo said.

“So today was basically strength and conditioning integrated with some of our skills programme.

“The same programme is also running in our Sigatoka and Nadi centres.

“The response and the support from the parents have been good so it goes to show the support they have towards the development of their children in rugby from an early age.

“These players have been selected from the Vodafone Deans rugby competition. We started this during the two weeks holidays post Deans competition and this is just the continuity of keeping tab and engaged the players during the off- season.

“It’s a system that we’ve develop to ensure that there’s a very healthy competition coming up in our pathway for our younger players.”

For Veiuto Primary School U13 player Ilimo Matadigo, the programme helped in developing his game.

“This is a very good programme and I’m happy to be part of it because it has really upgraded my rugby skills,” he said.

“I’ve learned new passing skills and tackling techniques that will help me next season.”

Young rugby players during the Holiday Skills Camp program at Bidesi park Suva on December 6,2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Young rugby players during the Holiday Skills Camp program at Bidesi park Suva on December 6,2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Edited by Osea Bola

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