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Rashneel Kumar
Friday, January 10, 2014


Athletics competition

ATHLETICS Fiji Suva Athletics and Youth Olympics athletics competition will be held tomorrow at the ANZ Stadium, Suva. 9am 5000m U18, U20, Open, Masters, 9.30 50m U6, U8, U10, U12, Masters; Long jump U16, U18, U20, Open, Masters, 9.45 100m U14, U16, U18, U20, Open, Masters, 10 400m 16, U18, U20, Open, Masters, Discus U18, U20, Open, Masters, 10.30 800m U16, U18, U20,Open,Masters, 11 200m U14, U16, U18, U20, Open, Masters, Shot Put U18,U20,Open,Masters, 11.30am 4x100m relays U14, U16,U18, U20, Open, Masters. All athletes invited to participate.



THE Lautoka Basketball League Pacific Energy sponsored club competition will be played at the multipurpose courts tomorrow. Duty team: West Saints. 2pm Cougars-Blue Devils (m-r2), Blazers 2-Tribal (m-r2); 3pm: Trojans-Namoli (m-r2), Blazers-Namoli (w-r2); 4pm: West Saints-Blazers 1 (m-r2), Tribal-Nabekavu (w-r3); 5pm: Veterans-Tribal (m-r2), Shine On-Namoli (w-r2). Matches duration will be played 12 minute quarters. Defaults will be called if teams are not at venue on time. Entry fees: $1.50 per player.


THE Raiwaqa Basketball Association will begin its Super League tournament on February 1, 2014 and all interested clubs are to contact Saula Koroi - 9097892 or Peniasi Kainamoli — 9991811 for registration and more information. Entries close on January 27.



THE Suva Cricket Association club competition continues today at Albert Park in Suva. Tomorrow: Albert Park One: 8.30am Yadrana-Army, 11.30 Moce One-Ono-i-Lau, 2.30pm Yadrana-BSP; Albert Park II: 8.30am VICC-Sarafui, Komo-Covenant Brothers, VICC-Moce 2; Monday: Albert Park One: 10.30am Ono-i-Lau-VICC



THE Vinod Patel sponsored 18 holes stroke event will be played at the Ba Golf Club on January 13. Tee off: 1pm. Entry fees: $10. Invitation is extended to members of other clubs.

Champion Vs Champion

DRAW for the 54 holes Champion Vs Champion tournament sponsored by Srixon Cleveland to be held at the Pacific Harbour Championship Course tomorrow and Sunday. The draw for tomorrow is for 36 holes and for Sunday, it is going to be a seeded draw played over a 18 holes. Registration on Saturday will be at 7am whereas on Sunday will be at 8.30am. 7.30am Robert Lee, Neil Searanke, Russel Gibson, Robert Williams. 7.35am Birend kumar, Rajesh Prasad, Kavitesh Prasad, Jerald Sharma. 7.45am Olaf Allen, Ronnel Prakash, Mohd Shariff, Mohd Rizwan. 7.50am Abid Hussein, VK Singh, Praneel Prasad, Mohd Faiyaz. 7.55am Assish Chand, Abdul Jalal, Rajen Singh, V.K Pillay. 8.00am Vikash Chand, Rohit Chandra, Ramesh Goundan, Nilesh Chand. 8.05am Juijua Lecanivanua, Munesh Prasad, Nagel Goundan, Keshwa Reddy


THE Lautoka Golf Club will host the 12-holes Islands Refrigeration-sponsored stroke event tomorrow. Tee-off — 1pm-1.30pm. Starters — Suren Pillay/James Krishna. Cards — Abdul Jalal/Gaffar Ali. Match — Raymond Singh/Anthony John. Prize Presentation — Vijay Ram/Ravindra Singh. Sunday — Club Championship Semi-finals: A-grade —10am — Raymond Singh/James Krishna, 10.10am - Prem Chand/Suren Pillay, B-grade — 10.20am — Gaffar Ali/Abdul Jalal, 10.30am — Abdul Khan/Vijay Ram, C-grade - 10.40am — Wiliki Takiveikata/ Shaamal Ram, 10.50am — Dr. Vimal Murthi/Subash Chand. Final draws with no deferment.

18 holes

Monday: Islands Electric-sponsored 18 holes open stroke event and club championship finals. Tee-off - 9am to 10am. Other club members and visitors welcome to participate. Contact Raymond on 6668188 and Gaffar on 9789235 for more information.


THE Nadi Airport Golf Club will host a stableford event tomorrow. Tee off: 12pm to 1pm. Starters: Capt. Ambika and Viniana, Cards: Niresh Goundar and Imran Kauser, Presentation: Dr Gani. Postponed AGM will be held on Sunday, January 12. Members are reminded that 2014 subscription is now due.


THE John Cooper juniors tournament will be played at Fiji Golf Club on January 16 and 17. On the January 18, Fiji Golf Club will host its first Saturday competition for 2014. The event is proudly sponsored by the Ice group and the event is called the Haroon Lateef Memorial Tournament. A individual Stable ford event and it is going to be a shot gun start. Registration at 10am and tee off at 11am. Entry fees for the event is $20 which includes afternoon cocktail. Names to be given to the club office by the 15th of January.



HAPKIDO classes are being held at the YMCA. Interested individuals above the age of 15 years are welcome to attend. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm to 8pm. Contact Jare Lalakai 8736700.



THE tournament will be held at Burebasaga District School grounds on January 18. Competition will be for women and mixed teams. Registration for women is $50 and mixed $40. Winners: Women $150, mixed $100. Other consolation prizes as well. First eight women's and four mixed teams to register with full payment will be accepted. Registration closes on January 15. Contact 8038406, 9509546 or 9816075 for more information.


THE Greenman landscaping development program will be held on February 19-20 at Vatumali, Navosa. Interested players are invited to attend. Coaching and umpiring clinics will be held on the day. Unaisi Rokoura and Losalini from Netball Fiji will be present. Interested players and coaches are to confirm attendance by calling 9949410 or 6520677. Invitation open to primary, secondary school teams and clubs. The tournament will be also held on the same day. A netball tournament will be held on January 19 and 20 at Draiba Village grounds at 8am. Registration fee is $80 per team. Winner gets $500, runner-up $200, losing semi-finalists $75 and best player $50. Interested teams in Nadroga/Navosa are welcome to participate. Only first 24 teams will be accepted. Entries close January 10. NOTE: AGM for Navosa Netball will also be held on January 15 from 7pm and all clubs to send two reps to attend the AGM. Contact manager Sifini 8406650, Judy 9949410 or Nene Vilise at Draiba Village. We will also run development teams (U13, U15, U17 and U19) during our new season next year.



BA Rugby Union annual general meeting will be held on January 24 at Ba Town Council conference room at 2pm. All club reps should be present.


THE Ovalau Rugby Football Union will have pre-season rugby clinic from January 20-24 from 9.30am at Nasau Park and classroom. Clinic will be run by Island Breeze Rugby Plus Australia.


THE Pacific Rugby Cup players are requested to please attend the second fitness test. Date: Monday, January 1.,2014. Time: 10am. Venue: West Based Players — HPU Gym, Sigatoka, East Based Players — HPU Gym, Suva. Event: Fitness Test for PRC players. Please note that players who pass this second fitness test will only be eligible for the third fitness test to be held on 7 February 2014 and the PRC Trials to be held on 8 February 2014 in Suva. For any further queries, please contact Inoke Male on 7071011.

Fiji U20

THE West-based under-20 players are requested to attend a fitness test on Monday, January 13 at the HPU Gym in Nadi at 10am. All players are requested to bring the necessary training gear and to be at the HPU gym on time. For any queries, please contact Paula Biu on 7441561.

Gaunavou 7s

THE Gaunavou 7s tournament will be held at the Ba market grounds tomorrow. First 24 teams to pay $100 entry fee will be accommodated. Main prize is $1000. Contact Driu 8402853, Vili 9735896.


THE following players have been named in the senior extended squad for 2014 and are to attend team briefing at the FRU HPU Lawaqa Gym on January 13 at 2.45pm. Forwards: Prop: S Samoca, P Makutu, P Kovekalou, A Cawanibuka, E Lotawa, M Kaisau, L Petero, R Levula, Aseri (Under-20); Hooker: S Naureure, S Tabaiwalu, A Salawaqavuka, P Turagakece, L Salaba, O Bola; Lock: M Tamaya, E Naba, A Domolailai, E Rokomanu, I Tania, P Naruma, U Tavucilagi, N Tabua, V Mata; Loosie: I Ratuva, S Gonevou, Rt M Volavola, N Nagusa, L Kurimudu, E Nalidi, A Kulavere, S Roko, A Boko, S Rabo, Paula (Davetalevu), A Moimoi, J Naqoroqorovakatini, J Navori, J Nahalo, K Waqa, S Kunatani; Backline: Scrumhalves: E Bula, S Gavidi, N Raiwalui, R Rabici, K Loboilagi; First-five: J Lutumailagi, J Ralulu, R Vatunaruku, S Naoba, L Rawalai; Centres: J Kunawave, A Duwai, E Tovilevu, S Cava, S Kunatani, S Mataitoga, S Rawaca, F Hickes, O Navori, S Naitoni, D Ratubuli; Wingers: A Waqatabu, S Viriviri, T Momolevu, I Taqea, A Natoga, K Rakoko, E Navori, I Nuinui, L Mataisau, I Takelo, P Korociri, Tui Ba; Fullback: Rt M Kurisaru, I Ratuva, M Toga, T Roko, J Koronisaga, P Ralagi. It is compulsory for all players who have been named to be at the briefing. Contact team manager Pita Kedralevu 9786424, Esala Nauga 9371910, Tikiko 7071080.

Lomavata 7s

THE Lomavata 7s tournament will be held at Churchill Park in Lautoka on January 18. First 32 teams to pay $400 entry fee before January 16 will be accommodated. First prize $5000. Contact Driu 8402853, Vili 9735896, Emosi 9224899.

Burebasaga Development 7s

THE Burebasaga Development 7s will be held at Burebasaga District School grounds in Rewa on the January 17-18. Registration fees for seniors is $180 and under-20s $120. Cup winner gets $1300, runner-up $500. Plate winner $250, runner-up $100, Bowl winner $100 and runner-up $80. U20 winner receives $400 and runner-up $100. First 24 teams for seniors and eight teams for U20s with full payment of registration will be accepted. Valid photo ID for under 20s, no birth certificates will be accepted. Registration closes January 14. Contact Jone 8038406, 9509546 or Joseva Tuitai 9816075.


Lautoka Crushers

ALL players wishing to be part of the Lautoka Crushers under-14, U16, U18 and premier grade are requested to attend trials at the Fiji National University ground at 10am on January 25. Contact: Mesake Navugona 9104628, 9991589.



THE Billiards and Snooker Association of Fiji will convene its annual general meeting (AGM) on Sunday, January 19 at the Lautoka Club. Two delegates from each affiliated club are eligible to attend.


THE Coastal Rentals-sponsored Sigatoka Open Championship will be held at the Sigatoka Club this weekend. Entry fees: $10. Tournament starts at 2pm on January 11. Full dress code applies. Contact Raymond Reddy 8373658.



ALL interested players born between 1994 to 1996 are invited for trials to be conducted at Saraswati Primary School grounds in Manoca. The trials would be held until 12 starting from 12pm. Players are reminded to bring their full training gears. For further queries and clarification contact Nigel Khan on 9921816. The following people are advised to attend the FFA/OFC D1 License Coaching Course scheduled January 10-12. Invitation is also extended to all primary and secondary school teachers and former reps. All are requested to be at the Saraswati Primary School in Manoca, Nausori, on Friday at 6pm. For queries and clarification contact Marika Rodu on 9717991/3228431. Lokia United F.C: Faiyaaz Vickie Dean, Shaneel Prasad, Solomoni Niulevu; Nakasi Lions: Rajeshwar Singh, Amitesh Sharma, Peter Cecil; Energizer Navasa F.C: Mesake Valuniu; Navuso Barbarians: Arvind Lal, Abhisehkh Prasad; Navuso Sports Club: Vikash Prasad, Ricky Chand; Raymonds F.C: Nigel Khan, Roderick Singh; Sarvesh Pal; United F.C: Sarvesh Pal, Sanoor Khan; Vunivai Naita Sports Club: Donald Singh, Rohinesh Prasad, Pritesh Singh, Ajit Singh; Kuku Sports Club: Vipnesh Narayan, Ronal Kumar; Combine Verata Sports Club: Vinay Vishal, Fazilat Rana; Hakwa Sports: Sarwan Singh; Lakena Strikers Sports Club: Shalen Singh; Nakaikogo F.C: Ali Buksh, Rahul Chand; Young Stars F.C: Pardip Chand, Mohd Francis Khan; Delta Timber Verata Auckland Youth & Sports club: Shashi Deo Sharma, Ashnil Navin Prasad; (St. Christopher: Avinesh Prasad; United 3 F.C: Edwin Praneet Singh, Elvin Riyaz Khan; Waidra FC: Aniish Ali, Sharuf Ali; Verata Youth: Ronal Singh, Anal Singh, Jasbindar Singh; Rewa Women: Litia Tadulala Naomi Waqanidrola, Raijeli Lewanisoqevula, Ro Miliana Cavuilati.

Navua 5-a-side and penalty shooting

A 5-a-side and penalty shooting tournament will be held this Sunday and Monday at the Vashist Muni Memorial School grounds and is organised by the Sangam Sports Club and Ram Mandir. Entry fee is $15 and the first 30 teams to pay entry fees will be accommodated. Contact Rajesh Naidu on 7074471 or Govind Sami on 9696866.

Tailevu Naitasiri

THE Tailevu Naitasiri Football Association will host their AGM on January 29 at Vunimono High School at 7pm. Nominations for three vice presidents positions and assistant secretary's position closes seven clear days before the AGM and all motions must reach the acting secretary 14 days prior to the AGM. All affiliated clubs are requested to attend the meeting.



TABLE Tennis training clinics for school children and beginners are held at the Garden City hall (on top of Kia Motors) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3pm to 5pm. Adults are invited to play table tennis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm and Sundays from 1pm to 3pm at the same venue. All playing equipment are provided. A fee of $1 per hour is applicable for all sessions. Contact Chris Lal on 9084410 or Anthony Ho on 9965649 for further information.


Kids tournament

USP Touch will host a touch tournament for children aged 10, 12 and 14 on January 14-15. All teams keen to participate are to contact Tevita Mau 9982198 or email: - Entries close today.



ROUND one games will be held tomorrow at 2pm Lawaqa Car Park: 2pm Aces-Salad Bowl, Nahehevia-Essendon, Nahehevia-Pixie Katz (Women), Salad Bowl-Nahehevia, Nahehevia II-Essendon, Koast Guard-Pixie Katz (Women), Aces-Essendon, Koast Guard-Nahehevia (Women), Kumar Trophy Challenge: Essendon-Salad Bowl (5 sets of 25). Interested teams are welcome with fees of $20 for newcomers on Saturday. Registration starts at 1pm. Teams from last week do not have to pay any fees. Open trials for women will be held and all teams are to be on time. All team managers meeting will be held after the games. We will also select coaches and managers for Western Rally for the Nadroga White and Black and the Open Women teams. Contact Jella or Aminiasi Namere.


THE Raiwaqa Volleyball weekly competition starts tomorrow at Eds court starting from 9am. Court 1 - Somosomo Giants -X, Red Beard 1-Groundmen, Somosomo Giants-Grovers, Groundmen-Red Beard 2, X-Redbeard 1, Grovers-X, Groundsmen-Mighty Derricks, Somosomo Giants-Red Beard 2, Red Beard 1-Red Beard 2, Mighty Derricks-X ,Grovers-Red Beard 2. Court 2 - Mighty Derricks- Grovers, Red Beard 2-X, Mighty Derricks-Red Beard 1, Somosomo Giants-Mighty Derricks, Groundsmen-Somosomo Giants, Red Beard 2-Mighty Derricks, Grovers-Red Beard 1,Groundsmen-X, Grovers-Groundsmen, Somosomo Giants-Red Beard 1. Court fee $10 per day. Uniform fine $5 per day. No flip-flops allowed during the game. Duty Team — Somosomo Giants. There will be an AGM at the court straight after the games.


ALL former players of Raiwai who are interesting in representing the master mens and womens team at the Battle of the Powerhouse against Suva are to meet at the Eagles Court in Nairai from 4pm to 5pm tomorrow. Those who cant make it on time can contact Usa on 9768461


THE FBC Suva Volleyball Association weekly club competition round 3 games will begin tomorrow at the LICI Multipurpose Courts. Games will begin at 9am.

Court 1 - 9am Cakau-Toba, Small Brother-Celtics, 1st SP Challenge Marist-Saints, 1st P Challenge Islanders-Tamavua Bulls, 2nd SP Challenge Winner 1st Challenge-Celtics, 2nd P Challenge Winner 1st Challenge-Jammers, 3rd SP Challenge Winner 2nd Challenge-Cakau, 3rd P Challenge Winner 2nd Challenge-Mighty Heights, 4th SP Challenge Winner 3rd Challenge- Small Brothers — Court 2 — 9am Mighty Heights-Rockets, Tamavua Bulls-Qauia, G2-Jammers, Frontliners-Small Brothers, Mighty Heights-Sharks, G2-Rockets, Saints-Drifters, Qauia-Mighty Heights, Saints-Toba, Qauia-Jammers. Court 3 — Jammers-Sharks, Frontliners-Drifters, Rockets-Sharks, Highlanders-Qauia, Sharks-Stallions, Reef-Police Wives, Delta-Qauia, Stallions-Reef, Women's Challenge Delta-Qauia. Duty Team - Islanders.

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