Boost for secondary school rugby

Remington CEO Mohammed Bari, right, chats with Eastern Zone Secondary School Rugby Union president Solomone Seru, left, and Fiji Secondary School Rugby Union adminstration officer Saimone Turagavou after the cheque presentation at the Remington office in Toorak, Suva on Wednesday, June 06, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union received a $1000 boost from Remington company yesterday in conjunction with Konica Minolta for the secondary schools rugby competition. The company also handed a $4000 cheque to the FSSRU Eastern Zone competition as part of its sponsorship. Mohammed Bari, company chief executive officer, said: “It is our second year of sponsorship and we are focusing on the development of rugby. “This year we went one step further to sponsor the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union which is the main body. In terms of development we are focusing on the students because they are the future players of Fiji.”

The FSSRU admin officer Saimone Turagavou said the sponsorship would help them run their weekly competition.

“Running rugby is quite an expensive affair and any help FSSRU is able to get will help us to run the competition,” he said.

“Majority of the players were developed from grassroots level who are bringing happiness to our homes in Fiji playing for the Fiji 7s team. “Generous help makes a big impact on the teachers, who at times, dig deep into their pockets to mould young players.”

FSSRU Eastern Zone president Solomone Seru said they were grateful to the company’s sponsorship. “We are very grateful to the company and the sponsorship would be a great help in the development of schools rugby in the country,” Seru said.

“It is a big boost for our defence title for the Super Deans competition.”