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Bainimarama hands over sports gear

Arin Kumar
Saturday, July 26, 2014

PRIME Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama opened and handed over gym equipment to the Nabua Rugby Club in Suva yesterday.

Club secretary Joe Gonewai said the gym and equipment was a blessing to the players of the club.

"The club wrote to the PM's office asking for assistance and permission to use the vacant buildings in the community for a gym," he said.

"Not only did they allow us to use the old Nabua Health Centre but also donated some equipment.

"The renovation and the equipment would have cost around $50,000 but the property itself would be worth around $100,000."

Gonewai said the assistance would help the club in their bid to return Nabua to its glory days.

"Nabua was a community known for rugby and then after a few years became known as a place of crime but now we are trying to change it.

"Thanks to this gym we can now drop the crime rate by a 100 per cent because the youths and the men of the community will not be idle.

"We have a saying that the empty mind is the devil's playground so we are going to fill the minds of our youths and men with rugby so that they can be seen on the playground."








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