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Malampa province hosts Fijians

Friday, December 08, 2017

For every Fijian team competing in a major competition whether it be the Oceania Games or the Olympics, three principles stand out when it comes to preparation; physical, mental and spiritual.

For Team Fiji, their spiritual preparation for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games on Sunday morning as they were hosted by the province of Malampa at the chiefs Nakamal in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The service was attended by Vanuatu Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Ralph Regenvanu and chief Isaac Worwor who is a member of Malvatumauri council of chiefs and the chief of the province of Malampa.

The province of Malampa chose Fiji to be their sister country in the Melanesian spearhead group of countries.

The church service was led by Pastor John Soqeta who reminded the Fiji athletes that they had come a long way and trained hard to be in Vanuatu.

"You all have given your best, trained extra hard and pushed yourselves to be here and now you must take something back for yourselves," Soqeta said.

"It is time to enjoy and have fun and reward yourselves because you have already climbed one hurdle in your life by being here today.

"Now the best you can do is to go out and do your very best and leave the rest to God to guide you."

The church service was full of hearty singing led by the rugby 7s boys.

The 2017 Pacific Mini Games will start today (Monday) with the Football women playing their first game against Tonga as well as Table Tennis.

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