Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 8:23 AM on Wednesday 24 September

/ Front page / Sport

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.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Kepa it is
  2. PM's first official trip
  3. Police will monitor situation
  4. Mata apologises
  5. A tick for the voters
  6. CORRECTION
  7. Resort joins movement, removes grouper fish from menu
  8. UK looks forward to working with PM
  9. Scabies threat
  10. Water supply issue

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  3. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  4. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  5. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections Saturday (20 Sep)
  6. PM's 1st mission Monday (22 Sep)
  7. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  8. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)
  9. Bainimarama's promise: I will serve all Monday (22 Sep)
  10. Election office begins to receive final results Friday (19 Sep)