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Jasper cashes in on ACS secrets

Emoni Narawa
Saturday, May 18, 2013

THE Adi Cakobau School influence stood out in Jasper Williams High School's historic Coca-Cola Games victory yesterday.

ACS principal Salote Nawalowalo revealed that JWHS principal Laisa Soko was a former scholar and teacher who knew secrets to the Sawani school's 12-year reign in the girl's division.

Now a new era has dawn in the Western Division. JWHS scooped a total of nine gold, six silver and four bronze, Xavier College was second with six gold, one silver and one bronze while ACS had four gold, six silver and six bronze medals to settle for third position.

Jubilant JWHS teacher Antonio Raboiliku said it was a historic achievement for them.

"It's a feeling that we cannot really describe, this is the first time ever for us to win and to win it at this new stadium is just awesome.

"The girls, coaches and parents were in tears.

"We were not really gearing up for the title, we thought we would come, do well, enjoy and do better from last year."

Jasper started the two-day competition by winning the first gold on each day and that set the platform.

Raboiliku said the team had a bible verse to motivate the athletes.

"We believed in this Bible verse, Romans 8:31, which says 'What else can we say if God is by our side, who else can be against us'. This is our huge motivation and we reminded the girls to go out there and enjoy themselves."

Raboiliku thanked all their sponsors and supporters who rallied behind the girls from day one.





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