THE Savusavu soccer side wants to stamp its mark in the super premier division next season.
After spending two seasons in the top flight, the northern minnows are still trying to find their footing against the top teams in the domestic competition.
But the side is adamant they can turn the table this year after receiving the green light from Fiji Football Association to stay in the super premier grade.
Savusavu finished at the bottom of the National Football League points table but a protest decision in their favour put Tavua in the promotion/ relegation series against Tailevu Naitasiri or Taveuni.
Tavua, however, disagrees with the protest ruling they filed against Navua and will appeal the decision.
Savusavu president Gopendra Narayan is thrilled with Fiji FA's decision.
"It's good news for Savusavu soccer. We were planning to begin the training a week after the Inter District Championship but now the players can have a longer break and come back fully recovered for next season," he said.
"We will start our training for the upcoming season in three weeks' time. We still have our local league going on and once it finishes, we can then focus on our plans for next year."
Narayan said they plan to recruit new players when the player transfer window opens next month.
"We want to get some young players in the team. Our aim is to avoid the bottom place in the national league and a better performance in the tournaments next year."
Savusavu has the services of former stars Thomas Vulivuli, Pene Erenio, Waisale Rasoki and Epeli Deyama in the team.
The side made the super premier grade after beating Nasinu in the promotion/relegation series in 2010.