Saint Thomas receives timely boost

SAINT Thomas Primary School under-9 and U14 rugby teams received their new set of BLK rugby jerseys, socks and pants from their parents at the school yesterday.

The outfit was jointly funded by the school, parents and the BLK sportswear at a cost of $9200.

The school scooped titles in three grades at the recent Lautoka Primary Schools rugby zone with majority of their players dominating the Lautoka team for the West zone competition in Nadi.

And with such assistance, the school is expected to add more trophies to their cabinet for next season.

Mothers club president Inia Senikauneivolau Semese said the assistance would inspire their students to lift their performance next year.

He said the last time the school received new rugby outfit was in 2000.

“Hopefully the new sets of jerseys will boost the players to lift their game next year,” said Semese.

“The school has achieved a lot this year and we are confident the donation will inspire the students to aim for higher goals in future.

“We thank the teachers for their support towards this worthy cause.”

Semese said rugby had become a major income source for most Fijians and he believed such assistance would inspire their children to reach the pinnacle in the sport.

“While education is the primary focus of any parent, we also believe that through rugby or any other sports, a student can be successful in life as proven by our professional rugby boys overseas.”