SELINA Grace Moce is only 11 years old, but she already has her sights on donning the Fijiana jersey one day.
Her interest in the game of rugby has been boosted since taking up classes with the KajiRugby Skills Academy.
The Class Six student of Draiba Primary School said she had learnt a great deal through the academy.
"Now I know how to pass and kick the ball properly, side-step and swerve. I'm really enjoying it."
The academy is running its pilot-project at the Draiba Primary School.
School manager and Fiji Rugby Union life member Paula Cavu said the academy was something needed in the school curriculum.
"The problem we have is learning about basic skills at primary school level. It's normal that during Physical Education classes, children are given a ball to play with and yet they are not taught basic skills like ball-handling and passing."
"I believe that there is a possibility of blending this sort of academy with Physical Education classes."
He said the need to teach basic skills to primary school children was evident in most sports in Fiji.
KajiRugby Skills Academy founder Rupeni Tamani said he was also concerned with the poor standard of basic skills recently displayed by kaji rugby players at the local competitions.
However, he is confident that the future of our young ruggers, both girls and boys, will be a bright one as more emphasis is placed on building skillful and smart rugby players.