By: Lusiana Tagicakibau
The Fiji Secondary School Rugby League have not only desire for sports but to unleash the potential of students who participate in the weekly Southern zone secondary school Rugby competition.
With these the Fiji Secondary School Rugby League have come up with an agreement that every 2 years there’s a tour where students are able to expose their talents.
This was confirmed by the Fiji Secondary School Rugby League Southern zone President Mr. Aisake Tuapati.
“The students are aware that every 2 years there’s always a tour overseas and for this year we have agreed to send Under 17” said Mr Tuapati.
He added that the main reason behind this are that students are still young and need the exposure in this area as possible with those talents”.
FSSRL are giving chances to the students whose schools have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston to participate in the weekly competition.
“We’ve agreed that those students who are attached to the schools can also play if they are interested in joining the team” said the FSSRL President.
Communication is one of the major problem FSSRL are facing after the devasted Tropical Cyclone Winston but this had never stopped the affected schools from participating in the weekly competition.
“We have Ratu Laitianara Secondary School coming all the way from Serua and from the Interior, we have Lomaivuna Secondary School. In Lomaivuna, there are no electricity, so when we send emails to contact them it is hard for them to respond”.
“We only know that they are playing when they arrive in Suva and that’s one of the major problem we are facing” said Mr Tuapati.
The weekly competition is to prepare the students for the upcoming Vodafone trophy that begins on the 3rd of April.