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West kajis form own tourney

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, July 28, 2014

THE Western Primary Schools Rugby Association will not participate in the annual national kaji rugby competition to be held in Suva next month.

Instead the West will organise its own event known as the Kids Rugby Development Festival in Nadi.

Affiliates from Nadroga, Lautoka, Yasawa, Ra and Ba have already confirmed participation in the festival.

Association secretary Tirani Uluinakauvadra said the aim was to maximise participation.

Uluinakauvadra said the festival would be different from the kaji rugby competition.

"We will provide a new platform of development that will promote enjoyment flavoured by some form of competition," he said.

"This will allow us to accommodate our Get Into Rugby program (tag rugby) where we will have the girls and mixed teams (4 boys, 2 girls). Our under-9 and U10 boys are only playing tag rugby now.

"Our development program is about introducing children to the sport and retaining their interest through primary and secondary school through to adulthood.

"Our philosophy is development first and winning second. Our vision is to offer children opportunities to develop and grow in the sport.

"It is about shaping the development pathway for our primary school students in the Western Division from the U8 and U9 up to U14 grade.

"Some of the objectives are to provide a game which is in line with the principles of child development based on extensive research and expertise; increase the involvement of the players; make the game easier to understand and referee; ensure that the children's safety and welfare are put in the forefront of the development by ensuring engagement in non-contact games at the lower age groups."

The Kids Rugby Development Festival will be held at Prince Charles Park in Nadi from August 19-21

Lorima Voravora is the patron and adviser of the association while Albert Wise is the president.

Uluinakauvadra said they were in the process of securing sponsors for the festival.








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