THE Topline Warriors rugby league side received a major boost on Saturday as they look forward to making their debut in the Vodafone Cup Eastern Conference competition.
The Warriors were presented their first ever set of formal jerseys by their sponsors CK's Ezy Buys.
Team manager Ravu Dansey said the jerseys were only for their Premier grade team but a big motivational factor nonetheless.
"This club was formed on February 8 this year and was made up of unemployed youths and school dropouts who are living in and around Mead Road in Suva," Dansey said.
"We started off small and now we have a player base of over 50 youths and this has helped us form four teams, one each for the Premier grade, reserve grade, under 18 grade and under 16 grade," he said.
He said the other grades are yet to secure a sponsor but are keeping their fingers crossed.
"These boys have high hopes that maybe one of the corporate companies we have approached will give us a positive response before competition starts this coming Saturday," Dansey said.
Meanwhile, the club is supported by Nabua Crime Sergeant, Waisea Colata who said involving youths in sports helps the community they live in.
"This helps keep these kids away from crime and that in turn is a favour to the society they belong to," Colata said.
Furthermore, head coach, Makero Rokosuka said the team is ready and will be a team to reckon with in the upcoming competition.
"We have done the hard yards in preparing this team and I know the boys will do their best when they take to the field against City Storm," Rokosuka said.