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Watch Unknown Schools: Miller

Watch unknown secondary schools make their mark at the Coca-Cola Games at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva on August 18-20.
09 Aug 2022 15:54
Watch Unknown Schools: Miller
Mateasi Tabanikau of Pundit Shreedhar Maharaj College in the sub junior boys 4x400m relay during the Triple N Zone at the HFC Bank Stadium, Suva, on August 2, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Watch unknown secondary schools make their mark at the Coca-Cola Games at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva on August 18-20.

This was the view of Oceania Masters Athletic Association vice-president, Athletics Fiji coach, a former champion decathlete and Olympian, Albert Miller.

He was responding to questions on the collision of dates of the country’s major schools sporting events like the Coke Games and the Vodafone Deans Trophy.

“Rugby schools are finding it hard to field a team for the Games,” Miller said. “Most of the teachers’ are querying that rugby and athletics have collided.

“At the moment they are trying so hard to get a good team for the Coke Games.”

Miller’s concern was backed by last week’s Triple N Zone when an unknown Nakasi High School won the boy’s title ahead of Lelean Memorial School, a rugby dominated school.

“We don’t write off schools like Mahatma Ghandi Memorial who won the girl’s division in the Suva Zone One and they have some good runners.

“The Western schools look good and they always provide good competition.”

Miller said this year’s Coca-Cola Games would see some very interesting competition.

“I’ll be interested in seeing what the athletes bring after two years of COVID-19.

“We have already selected our squad for the Pacific Games but I will be looking for some surprises during the Games. “This year’s competition is wide open, we can’t really predict a winner.”

Miller said Coca-Cola Games boy’s title favourites like defending champions Ratu Kadavulevu School, Queen Victoria School, Marist Brothers High School and Suva Grammar School are going to be challenged by some outside schools.

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