Fiji Time: 3:30 PM on Tuesday 30 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Support for women's rugby ahead of East/West clash

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, July 26, 2014

THE Fiji Women's Rugby Union received a timely boost ahead of its inaugural East versus West fifteens competition which will be held today at the Ra Sports ground.

Yesterday, the Seremaia Bai family and New Zealand High Commission presented the two teams with some rugby gear at the Fiji Rugby House in Suva.

Former Flying Fijian Bai and his family donated a set of jersey for the East team which was presented to the team by his wife Mere and their children.

Mere said the donation was Seremaia's way of giving back to the community and rugby.

"I just want to speak about Seremaia and his logo. It's Bai and it just to be an inspiration through rugby to the youths," she said.

"He left this (jerseys) for the women's team so we're just here to present that and for more things in future."

New Zealand High Commission trade commissioner Peter Lund said they were pleased to be part of the development of women's rugby.

He said the rugby gear were from Dunedin-based Leslie Rugby which was brought into the country through the support of New Zealand-based shipping company Matson South Pacific Limited.

Former All Black forward Michael Jones is the company's strategic development manager for the South Pacific and was instrumental in this exercise.

"It was a great example of New Zealanders with strong rugby connection showing their support for rugby in Fiji," Lund said.

Fiji Rugby Union board member Doctor Berlin Kafoa while thanking the donors said they were committed to the growth of women's rugby in the country.

The competition will start at 11am.





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
JPY 59.956256.9562
GBP 0.30770.2997
EUR 0.43100.4190
CNY 3.03032.9303
NZD 0.71420.6812
AUD 0.63390.6089
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th June 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Education shocker
  2. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji
  3. Club sold for $14k
  4. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup
  5. School leaders 'stuck with ethnicity', minister reveals
  6. 'Fiji Hindi humour'
  7. Long summer
  8. Singing it the way she wants
  9. Bridge closed
  10. Growth projection

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. $3m road scam: 3 jailed, Liwaiono gets suspended sentence Wednesday (24 Jun)
  4. Corruption claims Wednesday (24 Jun)
  5. Jail terms for trio Thursday (25 Jun)
  6. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  7. Students robbed Wednesday (24 Jun)
  8. Insufficient funds Wednesday (24 Jun)
  9. Botia sets his target to book a RWC spot Thursday (25 Jun)
  10. Nadro boy on US naval ship Friday (26 Jun)