Fiji Time: 1:57 AM on Tuesday 26 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Women's rugby helps introduce sport to schools

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

THE International Rugby Board (IRB) Get Into Rugby Programme has been a hit with schools around the country.

Fiji Women's Rugby Union president Paulini Tamatasasa with the help of Fijiana 7s reps has been introducing rugby to schools where the sport has never been played before.

As part of the program, schools were also given rugby balls and equipments to help them with the development of the sport.

"Suva Grammar School, Ballentine Memorial School, Ratu Sukuna Memorial School, Gospel High School and Cathedral Secondary School are some of the schools in which the girls were taught the sport," Tamatasasa said.

"Mahatma Gandhi, Vatuwaqa Primary, and Nuku District were some of the schools in which tag rugby was introduced to both the girls and the boys.

"Deenbandoo Primary School and Fiji LDS Church College were the most recent schools and the sport has been a hit with the girls from LDS."

Fiji LDS Church College principal Michael Larthew said they had seen girls take up interest in rugby and very soon they could have a competitive team.

"It's brand new for the ladies here but it's a hit and we can see that the interest is there," he said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63710.6181
JPY 52.170949.1709
GBP 0.36800.3600
EUR 0.44190.4299
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65350.6285
USD 0.48720.4702

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black money
  2. Alleged rape victim out of hospital
  3. Reaction from 7s players
  4. Family legacy lives on
  5. Police officer dies in road accident
  6. Ministry to review system
  7. Family mourns teen's death after alleged drowning
  8. Durutalo makes it big
  9. Plans in place
  10. Health Ministry recruits retired medical workers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ship runs aground Tuesday (19 Jul)
  2. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Mum on rape charge Tuesday (19 Jul)
  4. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  5. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  6. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  7. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  8. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  9. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Murder investigation Tuesday (19 Jul)