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Veiuto makes winning return

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, April 15, 2013

VEIUTO Primary School (VPS) made a winning return to the Suva Primary Schools Hockey competition at the National Hockey Centre in Laucala on Saturday.

The champion school side, which fielded a mixture of boys and girls in most of their teams, is making a comeback after a lapse of several years and got to business straightaway recording wins in most of its games in round two of the competitions.

In the under-8 grade, Veiuto One managed to hold regulars Mahatma Gandhi (MGM) to a nil-all draw while Veiuto Two defeated Marist Primary 2-0.

VPS One later defeated Marist Primary 3-0 before the VPS Two side thrashed MGM 4-1.

In the U10 grade, Veiuto lost to MGM 0-4 before beating Nehru Memorial 2-0.

The Laucala-based school continued its dominance in the U12 grade beating Nehru Memorial 5-0 and Marist Brothers 2-0.

In the U14 grade, VPS drew with Marist Brothers 1-1 and later defeated MGM 1-0.

Newly-elected Suva Primary Schools Hockey Association president Loloma Andrews said the inclusion of Veiuto had improved the level of competition.

She said Veiuto brought players with fine hockey skills and flair that would help other schools to improve on their performances in future.

"Veiuto has players who regularly play hockey while other schools in the competition are still learning the basics," Andrews said.

"We hope their inclusion will help the development of hockey at the grassroots level and eventually take the competition to a different level."

Results:

U 8 - Veiuto I 0 MGM 0, Veiuto II 2 Marist Primary 0, VPS I 3 MBPS 0, VPS II 4 MGM 1, U10 - Veiuto 0 MGM 4, VPS 2 NMPS 0; U12 - Veiuto 5 NMPS 0, Marist Primary 0 MGM 0, VPS 2 MBPS 0; U14 - SMPS 4 MGM 0, VPS 1 MBPS 1, VPS 1 MGM 0.


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