Fiji Time: 2:45 PM on Tuesday 21 November

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 0.62160.6026
JPY 55.253552.2535
GBP 0.36510.3571
EUR 0.41330.4013
NZD 0.71820.6852
AUD 0.64550.6205
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bati rest day
  2. Bid to win
  3. Traffic causes dismay
  4. Heart failure deaths
  5. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates
  6. More rain expected
  7. Illegal taxi operations
  8. Legal drivers 'treated unfairly'
  9. Police confirm dead woman's identity
  10. 'No consultation for major road works'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  4. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  5. The Crying Rock Sunday (19 Nov)
  6. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  7. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  8. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)
  9. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers Monday (20 Nov)
  10. 'Testament of our defence' Sunday (19 Nov)