FORMER Flying Fijian Simon Raiwalui has been named the forwards coach of France-based Metro Racing 92 club.
Raiwalui was appointed alongside former Argentina prop Patricio Noriega to the position. The Auckland-born lock made his debut for Fiji against New Zealand in 1997.
He went on to earn 48 caps for the national side. Raiwalui, who also skippered the Racing Metro, played three matches for the Pacific Islanders. Fijians playing in the club are Jone Qovu, Sireli Bobo, Masi Matadigo and Albert Vulivuli.
BA Golf Club has received a big boost in the revival of the sport in the West. Musket Cove Resort has joined hands with the club to sponsor the four member team 18-hole Hawaiian Ambrose this Sunday. Club treasurer Rakesh Prasad said they were anticipating 15 teams in the tournament.
"We are thankful to the Musket Cove Resort for the sponsorship. They have given us $1000, which will be used to buy the prizes," he said. Entry fee is $100 per team.
Shotgun start will begin at 10.30am.
THE Raiwaqa Basketball Association will start their weekly inter lane competition with a knockout tournament tomorrow.
Official Peniasi Kainamoli said 13 men's and 11 women's teams were set to battle for supremacy at the Eds Courts.
"There has been an increase in the team number which shows the interest fro basketball is growing up," he said.
Kainamoli said almost all teams would have a good mix of young and experienced players.
He said they aimed to divert the attention of the young people towards basketball away from criminal activities.
THE Fiji Sports Council is organising a business house FUTSAL competition to combat Non Communicable Disease (NCDs) related complications. FSC events and promotions manager Eroni Tawayaga said they also aimed to maximise the usage of their facilities.
"We have already organised events like netball and volleyball for corporate bodies and now focusing on indoor FUTSAL," he said. Interested teams can contact FSC for registration. The registration fee is $150 per team and due on July 31.
SENIOR citizens have an opportunity to experience a structured training sessions, thanks to a program set by the Fiji Sports Council.
The daily program, which ends on July 31, is held at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre in Laucala from 9.30am to 11.30am. The program includes basic body exercise, flexibility and pool recovery sessions.
FSC events and promotions manager Eroni Tawayaga said through this program, they also gave senior citizens an opportunity to socialise. The entry fee is $2 per head.