ROTUMA will make its first appearance at the Fiji Primary Schools Athletics competition this year.
The competition was introduced in 1987 but the northern-most island of Fiji was never part of the event, until now.
Now known as the Chow Games, this year the event will once again be held divisionally.
Fiji Primary School Athletics Association treasurer Henry Elder said the inclusion of Rotuma was good news for the competition.
He said they would be competing in the Central Division meet at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.
"They will bring eagerness and interest," Elder said.
"Rotuma will get good experience out of the competition and they can go back and work on the areas they are weak in to come back next year to try and win more medals."
He added there is more participation from athletes and schools when the games are held divisionally, however, they are still keen on the prospect of a national event.
"We hope to go national in the next three years or so but we need to ensure foremost that the foundation level is operated successfully."
Meanwhile, FMF Foods has renewed its deal with FPSSA and has signed on for the next three years.
Last year, it gave $60,000 to the competition and has pledged $70,000 this year.
Games in the north will be held on November 8 and 9 and on November 15 and 16 in the west and central divisions.