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Hospital visit to inspire Flying Fijians

Arin Kumar
Thursday, June 19, 2014

THE Vodafone Flying Fijians visited the Children's Ward of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital ahead of the Pacific Nations Cup clash against Samoa this weekend.

The players mingled with children and their parents and also gave out signed souvenirs to patients.

Team manager Aseri Rokoura said this was part of their community work.

"This is for the players to inspire themselves with what the children are going through in the hospital," he said.

"Some of them are fighting for their lives and we hope it will inspire the players ahead of the game and looking at the hardships the children and their parents go through would definitely inspire the players.

"This would prepare them mentally, emotionally and spiritually ahead of the crucial match against Samoa."

Flying Fijians halfback Nikola Matawalu said they would dedicate the match to the children in hospitals around the country.

"Those in the hospital are fighting for health and their lives and on the ground, we will fight for the country," he said.

Meanwhile, Rokoura said prop Isei Colati is ruled out because of injury while Waisea Nayacalevu was carrying a niggling injury but was expected to fully recover by Saturday.





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