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LMS sets up girls rugby team

Peni Komaisavai
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LELEAN Memorial School (LMS) wrote a new chapter in its rich secondary schools rugby history with the formation of its first girls' rugby team.

Rugby Academy Fiji director and former LMS scholar and Flying Fijian, Seremaia Bai, said the formation and fielding of the team meant a lot to the girls who could now be utilising and exploring their rugby talents.

"It was a historic date too for us because it was the first time for a girls' rugby team to play for Lelean," Bai said.

"Most of them never played any other sport and they picked up rugby and loved it. All the credit go to the girls who trained hard to keep fit. Hopefully by the time we have the secondary school 7s, we will be competing in it as well."

Then he added that a lot of support is needed in terms of enabling the girls' rugby not only in LMS but in all secondary schools to be successful.

"We are hoping we will have a big support because there are a lot of good talents out there it is just a matter of supporting them," he said.

School principal Laisa Soko said they were preparing their girls' team for the upcoming Eastern Zone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby 7s tournament.

"It's an opportunity for the girls to showcase their talents," she said.

The team played against the visiting Los Angeles Inner City Education Foundation team from the United States yesterday. The visitors arrived last Saturday with their boys' schoolmates who played against the academy's boys team yesterday.

The tour is part of a rugby exchange program.








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