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An annual 7s party

Manoj Kumar
Thursday, November 08, 2012

THE inaugural Services Sevens will become an annual event.

The tournament, to be played tomorrow and Saturday, at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori, will feature teams from the Police, Army, Navy, the corrections and fire departments.

Services Sevens committee secretary Iosefo Naduva said this was only the beginning of "bigger and better things to come".

"From next year we are looking at inviting services teams from abroad to make the competition more exciting," Naduva said.

He said the main reason for the event was to give something back to our ex servicemen.

"Most of our ex-servicemen have not been compensated well and some are really struggling so this is one way we can bring a smile on their faces."

Naduva said funds raised from the tournament will go towards the former troopers.

He said they even were looking at plans to build a ex-services home, something like the Home of Compassion for those who are lonely and not with their families.

"There is so much we can do but we need to start somewhere and that we will do with this tournament."

Naduva said soldiers and lawmen committed in training for the annual Sukuna Bowl have been released and will feature in the two-day tourney.

The event is sponsored by Digicel and Freshet with the winner taking home $4000, the runners-up $2000, $1000 for third place getter, $750 for fourth and $250 for fifth.

Participating teams:

Army: Army Green (3 FIR); Army Red (Engineers/FTG); Army Gold (HQ RFMF/HQ LFC); Army Logistics (LSU);

Police: Eastern Police; PSRU; Police Blue; Police White;

Fire: FMF Fire Central; FMF Fire East; FMF Fire West; FMF Fire North;

Corrections: Wardens Green; Wardens Gold; Wardens Maroon; Wardens Black.

Navy: Navy Blue; Navy White; Navy Gold; Navy Sailors and Stockers.





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