NORTHERN neighbours Nadogo and Taveuni will kick off the 2012 Courts Inter District Championship when competition opens at the Fiji Football Academy ground in Ba this morning.
Nadogo reached the Premier Division semi-finals in last year's tournament and will be looking to start its campaign on a high note and association President Arun Kumar said they wanted to start well.
Kumar said while they knew playing Taveuni would not be easy, they had done all the hard work and were ready to take on the opposition.
Kumar said he was confident they would be able to finish in a better position when the tournament ends this weekend.
"I believe we have the players that we need for this tournament and all that is left now is to test them out when we play our first game in the tournament," Kumar said.
Nadogo and Taveuni will be part of five teams from the north that will be playing in the Courts IDC premier competition.
The other teams from the north include Bua, Seaqaqa and Dreketi.
The Premier Division competition will be played on the two Fiji FA Academy grounds starting at 9am this morning.
Lami is the current IDC premier champions after beating Tailevu/Naitasiri 3-1 in the final last year.
Lami has roped in former Lautoka star Tama Vosuga to coach the side in the tournament as they hope to defend their title this weekend.