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Maikeli Seru
Thursday, November 09, 2017

A FAMILY in Vatuwaqa, Suva, is helping meet young people's needs in exposing their rugby talents.

The Delailoa family of Vatuwaqa is organising the Delailoa 7s at St Marcellin Primary School grounds on the first weekend of December to help unemployed youths

"This is for the youths of Vatuwaqa," tournament co-ordinator Qoli Rarawa said.

She is the mother of the family.

"My husband is a community police officer and he works with young people," she said.

"Since we moved to Vatuwaqa, most youths had sought my husband, Rusiate Vulaono Delailoa's assistance to help them compete in sports tournaments such as volleyball, football and rugby 7s.

"Vatuwaqa is a big area and has settlements which are filled with unemployed youths who have sporting talents. Some of them are poor and most need help to exposure their talents.

"That is why we are organising this tournament. This is a family project to help youths get on the right path to their success in the future.

"We once helped some youths in Raiwai through a greenhouse project. We had a nursery where we grew and sold pot plants.

"It was successful and the proceeds went to the youths. The same will be done in this tournament."

The main prizemoney is $5000.

The entry fee is $350 and the tournament will be on December 8-9.

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