Fiji Time: 12:49 AM on Monday 5 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Defending champion joins pool of death

Arin Kumar
Sunday, August 03, 2014

DEFENDING champions Drasa Secondary School has been drawn in the pool of death for the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Football Championships.

Drasa is in pool B with last year's finalist Saraswati College, Ba champions Kamil College, Naleba College and Nawai Secondary in the U19 grade.

The tournament will take place at Govind Park in Ba from August 14-17 and competition will be played in the U15, U17 and U19 grades.

Secondary Schools Football Association president Aminesh Ram said Drasa would need to prepare well if they wanted to defend their title.

"They are in a very tough pool and it would be interesting to see which teams from Pool B make it through to the next round," he said.

"The other pools are quite tough as well and we are expecting very tough competition between all the teams."

Meanwhile, Vodafone Fiji yesterday handed over a cheque for $30,000 for the tournament.

Vodafone Fiji chief marketing officer Sanjeewa Perera said they wanted to help improve the stature of football at grassroots level in the country.

"The Secondary School Championship has grown in stature since its inception in 1957 with the many schools entering the competition," he said.

"This year we will witness a total of 28 teams take part in the boy's Under 19, 17 and 15 divisions and four schools competing in the girls division as they clash for the title."

Pool A: Vunimoli Islamia College, Penang Sangam, Tilak High, Sigatoka Methodist, Tailevu North College

Pool B: Naleba College, Kamil Muslim, Drasa Secondary, Nawai Secondary, Saraswati College

Pool C: Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Balata High, Sigatoka Andhra, Gospel High, Vashist Muni

Pool D: Labasa Muslim, Nukuloa College, Nadi College, Baulevu High, Nabua Secondary

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62500.6060
JPY 56.314853.3148
GBP 0.30660.2986
EUR 0.41350.4015
NZD 0.73890.7059
AUD 0.66860.6436
USD 0.46750.4505



Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Car crash driver free
  2. Mother laments loss of son
  3. Naholo's fastest try
  4. England out of Rugby World Cup
  5. Talk or else
  6. Dishonesty worries
  7. AG lodges complaint against FRCA
  8. Queen visits Happy Home
  9. 256 teachers awarded OHS, first aid training certificates
  10. Call for examinations

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji's rugby woes Monday (28 Sep)
  2. Pastor in court Tuesday (29 Sep)
  3. Padre on indecent assault charge fronts court Monday (28 Sep)
  4. Tribute to dad Monday (28 Sep)
  5. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  6. The mysteries and tragedies of Naria Tuesday (29 Sep)
  7. RWC 2015 ball hunters Wednesday (30 Sep)
  8. 13 seek refuge in Fiji Wednesday (30 Sep)
  9. Botia up for Wales clash Thursday (01 Oct)
  10. Military has its suspicions Tuesday (29 Sep)