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Rebels reign in Nadi

Maciu Malo
Sunday, May 11, 2014

REBELS of Nadi stamped its dominance in the Lautoka Nadi pre- season hockey tournament held at Namaka yesterday.

The club won the men and women division to lay their platform for this season.

The men's team defeated Mates Blue 5-1 in the semi- final before outclassing Mates Reds 5-3 in the final.

The side also unleashed their star player Kurt Simpson who scored a total of eight goals during the competition.

Hockey development officer Fergus Underwood said the competition was tough and brought out the best in players.

He said Rebels team was impressive and they deserve to win the title.

"Rebels showed its true status and they deserve to be crowned the winner," said Underwood.

"They showed their class in the semi-final and final.

"The game also showcased some upcoming players who have the talents to do well in the sport."

Underwood said the development program made had made the players to become better.

"Our target is to develop more players and we are encouraging new players to join the sport," he said.

"The standard shown by the players has been encouraging and we are doing best to develop as many players as possible."

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