Fiji Time: 10:21 AM on Monday 23 January

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.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64920.6302
JPY 56.278553.2785
GBP 0.39220.3842
EUR 0.45470.4427
NZD 0.68650.6535
AUD 0.64790.6229
USD 0.48930.4723

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Roko Tupou steps down
  2. Fiji 4 rally
  3. Parents raise concern, Tiko clarifies absence of teachers
  4. NFP: Why the delay
  5. A-G urges people to contact State
  6. Burrows: Thank you for 2016
  7. High hopes
  8. Suicide attempts
  9. Out of poll run
  10. Vital State assistance

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  2. Gunshot injures officer Saturday (21 Jan)
  3. 'On that stage' Sunday (22 Jan)
  4. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  5. Fiji 7s team to Wellington named Thursday (19 Jan)
  6. Moving tributes farewell Johns Saturday (21 Jan)
  7. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies Wednesday (18 Jan)
  8. Kiribati grateful to Cakaudrove Tuesday (17 Jan)
  9. No refund notice illegal Sunday (22 Jan)
  10. Bad weather approaches Friday (20 Jan)