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Methodist Church to review Sunday school lessons

THE Methodist Church in Fiji will work on reviewing the Sunday school lessons for children and youths. This issue was discussed yesterday during the annual church conference where the youth department of the church made a...

Vugakoto’s dream come true

YOUNGEST of the lot, Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto says it is a dream come true to be picked in the final 2019 Rugby World Cup squad after a tough two months of fighting for a spot with the 42-member Flying Fijians extended squad. The 21-year-old hooker said he knew the responsibility that lay ahead of him...

20th August

Basketball clinic aimed at encouraging kids on the importance of staying healthy

THE Hoops for Health Basketball clinic organized by Basketball Fiji drew in many children from around the Suva area in its attempt to raise awareness against non-communicable diseases. The clinic is being held at the Damodar City car park and will end on Thursday. Program organizer Kenneth Taliu said  the program was aimed at encouraging kids...

19th August

Talks underway to merge school tournaments

AN idea of merging the Vodafone Super Deans Rugby Championship and Vodafone Rugby Kaji Festival finals was discussed unofficially by the two unions during the Fiji National Kaji Rugby Festival in Sigatoka last week. Under the sponsorship of Vodafone for both competitions and assisted by the Fiji Rugby Union, the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union...

16th August

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: Nasinu wins U14 title

NASINU under 14 ruggers have been crowned champions of the tier one Vodafone National Kaji Rugby Festival edging Lautoka in the final 12-8 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. Nasinu scored a last minute try after the full-time hooter through prop Vilikesa Vualiku, to win the match, however it was all team effort. Lautoka led 3-0...

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: Kadavu goes down to Suva Blues in tier one U13 final

Suva Blues under 13 rugby defeated Kadavu in the tier one final of the Vodafone National Kaji Rugby Festival 17-8 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. The capital side scored a total of three tries, two in the first spell and one in the second half and successfully converted. However Kadavu managed to kick a three...

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: Nasinu wins U13 tier two title

NASINU under 13 rugby team has scooped the Vodafone National Kaji Rugby title in the tier two category beating Navosa 10-nil at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. Nasinu scored an early try in the first spell and continued the momentum in the second spell scoring their final try. Both conversions were unsuccessful.

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: Ra, Cakaudrove to share U12 tier one prize money

IN the final of the tier one under 12, Vodafone National Kaji Rugby Festival, Ra and Cakaudrove will share the prize money after both teams remained scoreless at the end of the final whistle. The two teams shared equal possession during the match even in the sudden death stages. The trophy will spend six months...

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: Ba defeats Naitasiri to win U12 title

BA under 12 Kaji rugby team are the champions of the Vodafone National Kaji Rugby Festival in the tier two division beating Naitasiri 21-7 in the final at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. Ba dominated throughout the match, scoring two converted tries in the first spell and extended their lead in the second half with another...

FRU aims to develop youngsters

THE Fiji Rugby Union will for the first time, host a holiday skills program for the under-14, 15, 16 and 17 grades at its High Performance Unit in Suva. Drafted after the successful completion of the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Super Deans Championship, Fiji Rugby Union chief executive John O’Connor said the main motive behind...

Top Kaji teams set for finals

FIREWORKS is expected in the Vodafone Kaji Rugby Festival today at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka as some rugby giants were toppled in the knockout stages by rural-based teams showing their calibre and courage that size doesn’t matter in the rugby field. Tournament director Tiko Matawalu urges parents, relatives and friends to support the future rugby...

Schools basketball tournaments play a vital role: Puamau

BASKETBALL Fiji chief operating officer Laisiasa Puamau said the organisation of secondary schools basketball tournaments played a vital role in scouting talents for the national level. The Fiji Secondary Schools Basketball competition ends today with 49 teams battling for the winning title. Puamau said the competition had showcased raw talent from schools all over the...

Suva, Nasinu dominate netball tourney

SUVA and Nasinu districts dominated in this year’s Central Primary Schools Netball Tournament which was held over two days at the National Netball Centre in Suva. Suva made a clean sweep in three grades which were the under-9, 12 and 14 grades. Nasinu took the under-10, 11 and 13 titles. The Suva under-14 team easily...

15th August

Skills program for future Flying Fijians

A SKILLS program for young rugby players identified as possible future Flying Fijians will be held in Suva next week. Conducted by the Fiji Rugby Union’s (FRU) high performance unit, the program is a pathway to develop under-14, U15, U16 and U17 players into a professional environment. “These age grade players will have a lot...

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: Nasinu U14 creates upset

NASINU under 14 Kaji ruggers created an upset at the Vodafone Kaji rugby championship edging Suva Blues 7-5 to qualify for the semifinals. It was a see-saw battle from both sides as the match was on a scoreless result after the first half but Nasinu managed to score under the crossbar with a successful conversion...

Central Primary Schools Netball Tournament: Suva Sky wins U9 title

SUVA Sky under 9 team defeated Nasinu Royals in the finals to take out the under-9 champions title at the Central Primary Schools Netball Tournament today at the National Netball Centre in Suva. The capital city side defeated Nasinu 15-5 at full time. The under-10 final is underway with Nasinu Royal and Suva Royal battling...

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: Lautoka through to semis after defeating Nadroga

LAUTOKA under 14 Kaji rugby team are through to the semifinals of the Vodafone Kaji rugby championship beating the home team Nadroga 3-0. It was a one way traffic in the first spell as Lautoka build momentum and multiple phases but were unsuccessful but minutes into the second half they were able to kick a...

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: U13 semifinalists confirmed

The Vodafone Kaji Rugby Championship Tier 1 under 13 quarterfinalists witnessed Nadi beating their neighbours Lautoka 12-3, Kadavu defeated Ra 5-0, Suva Blues beat Tailevu 5-0 and Ovalau defeated Cakaudrove 5-0. The semifinals fixtures sees Nadi facing Kadavu and Suva Blues to meet Ovalau. In the Tier 2 quarterfinals, Ba edged Namosi 8-7, Navosa defeated...

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: Quarterfinals kicks off

The Vodafone Kaji Rugby Championship quarterfinal stages has kicked off at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. In the Tier One competition of the under 12 grade, Suva Blues defeated Macuata 7-0, Ra beat Nasinu 14-7, Cakaudrove beat Suva Whites 7-0 and Tailevu edged Nadi 7-5. The semifinals will see Suva Blues facing Ra and Cakaudrove to...

Wainibuka hopes to expose netball reps

THE Wainibuka netball team hopes to get more exposure at the Central Primary Schools netball competition this week. President Samuela Delaitubuna said this was the first time for them to take part in this competition. “For the past three years we had tried to make it to the competition but because of financial constraints. We...

Yat Sen remains unbeaten at schools basketball meet

DEFENDING champions Yat Sen Secondary School under-19 boys have remained unbeaten going into the second day of the Fiji Secondary Schools Basketball Championship at the Yat Sen Hall in Suva. The school won in their first game yesterday against western giants Natabua High School 27-17 at the Yat Sen Secondary Schools hall. Team captain Rusiate...

14th August

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: 16 teams progress to quarters tomorrow

The Vodafone Kaji Rugby Championship will progress to the quarterfinals tomorrow with 16 teams going through to the knockout stages at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. Eight teams will participate in the tier one quarterfinals and eight in the tier two and the semifinals will be played later tomorrow. The quarterfinal playoffs will be played in...

Vodafone Kaji Rugby: Cricket in their blood, rugby in their hearts

CRICKET is a famous sport in the Lau group especially in the islands of Oneata, Moce, Komo and Namuka-i-Lau. However rugby begins to develop in the islands through the joint forces of the four teams forming the Southern Lau Kaji Rugby team to the Vodafone Kaji Rugby festival. These young ruggers are the pioneers of...

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