THE Nakasi Cowboys rugby league side will not be deterred by a loss in the under-16 grade final today.
The Tiffany's of Canada-sponsored side takes on favourites Lautoka Crushers at 11am at Buckhurst Park in Suva.
The club was only formed late last year and the president Saimone Tucila said reaching the final was an achievement that the side never expected.
He said in their first year on competition they did not expect to do well but wanted to gain experience.
"Now that we are here (final), it doesn't matter if we lose, reaching the final in our first year of competition is a big achievement for us," Tucila said.
"It has been a season full of surprises for us and being placed in the Nasinu zone with experienced clubs like Nadera Panthers, Davuilevu Knights, Narere Tigers and finalist Makoi Bulldogs, we have gained a lot of experience," he said.
The team's premier grade recorded its first ever win when they beat Narere Tigers 24-12 in round robin competition.
The club is made up of unemployed youths and school dropouts and had to engage themselves in a lot of community work since last year to get the backing on the community.
All eyes will be on playmaker Stephen Komeri, a Rabi Islander, who has been hailed as the find of the season by Tucila.
The 16-year-old is keen on fooling the opposition today.
"I want to give it my best on the field so that I help my team win," Komeri said.
Tucila has called on rugby league lovers in the Nakasi area to come and support the side in the final.
"We have given a lot to Nakasi through community work and never asked for anything in return but now we just ask for your presence to cheer for us in the final," he said.