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We Are Indeed Stronger Than Winston: Konrote

The President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, congratulated the Vodafone Fijian 7s team on winning in Las Vegas. In his letter to Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Ben Ryan, President Konrote
10 Mar 2016 10:20
We Are Indeed Stronger Than Winston: Konrote

The President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, congratulated the Vodafone Fijian 7s team on winning in Las Vegas.

In his letter to Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Ben Ryan, President Konrote said our 7s gladiators have displayed how a small nation can be united during times of struggle.

“The National 7s team has demonstrated that as a nation, united in our quest to overcome the hardships, we are indeed ‘Stronger than Winston’.

“The win is particularly a sweet gift for Fiji and will serve to uplift the spirits of our people as we work towards rebuilding and rehabilitating our communities from the devastating effects of severe Tropical Cyclone Winston,” President Konrote stated.

He said the players have taught everyone at home the importance of being positive.

“The take home message from this experience is to remain focused and positive until the final whistle.

“The team maintained its composure to win the game which is a significant encouragement to our people here at home to continue to soldier on with more determination to do well in life.”

The President conveyed his well wishes to the players ahead of the Vancouver 7s which takes place this weekend.

“ I would like to wish the team a successful outing not only in this coming weekend’s tournament in Vancouver, but also for the rest of the World Sevens Series especially as we build up to the Olympic Games in August.”

 

President’s message to Ryan

“I have every confidence that your professional and meticulous planning,g in addition to the team’s commitment Fiji, will achieve that anticipated result,” he said.

President Konrote commended Ryan in his message saying: “Please accept also my profound appreciation for the manner in which you have coached the national team and moulded it into an exceptionally and consistently high achieving unit.”

Fiji plays Samoa in their first game on Sunday 6:14am. They later take on Portugal at 9:50am and Kenya at 2pm.

 



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