Youngsters impress Leawere

HIGH Performance Academy coach Kele Leawere was impressed with how players performed during their friendly match against Rotorua Boys High School of New Zealand at Bidesi Ground in Suva yesterday.

The local team consisting of high school students from the ages of 15-19, who are based in Nadi, Sigatoka and Suva, thumped the visitors 24-5.

Leawere said the players were sensational as they showed pure talent and they had put their hands up to join the national under-20 side.

“This is a pathway for our players to go on and represent the country in any international tournament.”

The New Zealand based under-18 team is here on a nine-day visit where they will face Natabua on Tuesday as part of their off-season training program.