Victorians keep a low profile for games

DESPITE their poor performance during the Tailevu zone, Queen Victoria School is keeping a low profile as the boys in blue prepare for the Coca-Cola Games next week.

Head coach Dan Domoni said they had lost all their top athletes because of indiscipline issues and low academic performance.

“They had wanted to return, but we didn’t accept them, so they had gone down to other schools. Now the only athletes we have are the ones who are in school right now,” he said.

“We had decided to work on our remaining athletes, building them from the beginning, and as you can see, our performance during the Tailevu zone had improved.

“These athletes are not our elite athletes. For some of these boys, this is their first time taking part in the Coke Games and we’re happy that they are finally stepping out of their comfort zone.”

Domoni was impressed with how the senior players were stepping in helping the young ones prepare.

“This year is not about winning but more on working on our development plan that will help us achieve our target in 2020.

“Develop our sub juniors’ skills, getting them to develop their techniques and expose their talents, and not just that, but make a better man when they leave school.”

The gentlemen from Matavatucou came fourth in last year’s Coke Games with five gold medals, seven silver and 10 bronze medals.