Rugby | SPORTS

Sponsor Boost For Nasekula 7s

The Nasekula Rugby Club is ready to compete in next month’s Fiji Bitter sponsored Savusavu and Service Labasa, sevens rugby tournaments.
29 Jun 2022 17:00
Sponsor Boost For Nasekula 7s
Tui Labasa Ratu Jone Qomate (front, third from left), with A Hussain & Co Pte Limited managing director Hazeem Hussein (front, fourth from left) and members of the Nasekula Rugby Club. Photo: Shratika Naidu

The Nasekula Rugby Club is ready to compete in next month’s Fiji Bitter spon­sored Savusavu and Service La­basa, sevens rugby tournaments.

This was after A Hussain & Co PTE Limited donated a set of rug­by jerseys, socks and t-shirts to the club yesterday.

The Tui Labasa, Ratu Jone Qo­mate, while receiving the sponsor­ship on behalf of the club, thanked the company’s managing director, Hazeem Hussein, for the kind ges­ture.

Ratu Jone said the company had been assisting the club for more than 20 years.

“This club had been in existence for more than 50 years and has pro­duced talented players who have represented Fiji and other coun­tries,” Ratu Jone said.

“Hussein (the company owner), who is originally from Nasekula also has close ties with the villag­ers and the club.”

Over the years the club has pro­duced players like Meliki Balei­cakau, Emosi Tatawaqa, Jope Tui­kabe and Orisi Sareki who have represented Fiji in the fifteens and sevens rugby. The list includes former national rugby triallists Eroni Latianara and Ratu Maikali Dimuri.

Australia A winger Filipo Dau­gunu, brother Tevita Daugunu who is the current Fijian 7s cap­tain also represented the club.

When asked about the total cost of the sponsorship, Hussein said, anything given with love and kind­ness has no price tag.

He assured the club of his contin­uous support since he is the third generation in his family to be run­ning their business; which deals in hardware, machinery and agricul­tural products.

“Rugby unites the Nasekula vil­lage youths and helps them in terms of discipline,” he said.

“The sponsorship provides a pathway for them to showcase their skills and talents. It will also assist and allow them the opportu­nity to make a name in rugby.”


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