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Support for western primary schools rugby

Peni Komaisavai
Thursday, August 03, 2017

THE Western Primary Schools Rugby Association (WPSRA) received a total of $25,000 in cash and in kind from Goodman Fielder yesterday.

The sponsorship will be to assist WPSRA in hosting the upcoming Crest West Kids Rugby Development Festival to be held from August 15 until August 17 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

WPSRA president Albert Wise said in a media release statement that the sponsorship would strengthen their mission in offering their young athletes with opportunities and the right environment to try rugby.

According to Wise, a total of 3500 athletes would be showcasing their skills and talents in a friendly and joyful atmosphere and peaceful environment that promotes development at the grassroots level.

"This year the festival will be a multi-racial event which will now include the participation of our Fijian students of Indian descent and the promotion of girl's rugby. The event will be unique and different from the past previous years," Wise said in a statement.

The cheque was handed over by Goodman Fielder National Risk Manager George Peckham at their office in Vatuwaqa, Suva.

According to Peckham, their support is basically an opportunity for them to reach out to their communities.

"With the thematic of gender equality and unity that the organising committee have come up and as the Crest value, the Crest ways in bringing the communities together the same way rugby has that impact on everyone in this country," Peckham said.

He said they were all for supporting, working and helping communities and nurturing talents that were out there.

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