RATU Kadavulevu School believes they can match the performance of Secondary School athletics giants at this year's Coca-Cola Games.
Suva Grammar and Marist Brothers' High School are the dominant forces for the past several years, however, RKS have revealed they had the potential to provide a sustained performance against the two giants.
And having a 40-member squad training with the Suva based-Olympus athletics club, RKS vice principal Pio Veivoli said they wanted to improve their performance this year.
"We have been training with some Grammar and Marist athletes at the Olympus club ever week and I think we are can match them at the Coke games.
"We should be up there against them," he said.
The 40 athletes stood out during the RKS inter-house at their school grounds yesterday. Veivoli said training at the Olympus club was beneficial.
"Our performance this year is much better than last year at inter-house level.
"We have seen that our training with Olympus has really helped us.
"We have identified some other new talents who will join our elite squad for the zone competition.
"We are following a special program given to us by the Olympus club and it is building us up to the Coke games.
"The athletes are following a strict diet at school," he said.
RKS now aims to dethrone Queen Victoria School at the Tailevu Zone competition.
School principal Beniamino Tawake said they would try to give QVS a good competition in the zone.
"They beat us last year but this time we will be well prepared against them," Tawake said.
"This year we have done better at the inter-house in terms of preparation.
"We got some good athletes so we are pretty sure we can give a good the defending champion a good competition."