DSS girls up the tempo

REIGNING Tailevu Zone girls’ champion Dawasamu Secondary School aims to move their performance one step up when they take part in the Coca-Cola Games next week.

The Tailevu-based school won 14 gold, nine silver and 11 bronze medals in the girls division, while in the boys division they walked away with one bronze, during the Tailevu Zone competition.

Team manager Solomoni Naitini said they would be fielding nine female athletes for this year’s competition.

“So far everything has been going well with the preparation but the change in weather had affected some of the students because of the flooding that is affecting their villages,” he said.

“We’re closely monitoring our athletes. If they need anything then we will step in to help them.”

Naitini added they were proud of what the female athletes had achieved and to represent the school in one of Fiji’s top secondary schools competition is a big boost.

“Unfortunately, none of our boys had qualified but I am happy with how the girls had turned out so they have set a platform for the other girls and I am proud of them.”

As the countdown continues to the most anticipated competition, Dawasamu is confident they will provide tough competition at the event.