Battle in the North

Defending boys champion of Labasa I and girls winner Labasa II will be out to keep their respective crowns as they face tough competition in their zonal meet today.

The zones are out to select their athletes for the divisional Chow Games which is scheduled for next month.

As of yesterday, 12 teams have confirmed their participation in the event.

These teams include Labasa I, Labasa II, Seaqaqa, Dreketi, Macuata North, Bua I, Bua II, Bua III, Cakaudrove East, Buca Bay, Taveuni and the latest inclusion of the Yanuca Zone that comes from the island of Qamea.

Northern co-ordinator Eliki Vuakaca said Yanuca would be the underdogs in the competition.

“We are happy with the response from the teams so far,” he said.

“Yanuca will be competing for the first time and we welcome them in the competition.

“There will be a lot of development for the athletes since they will be using this competition as an exposing platform.”

Labasa I will have their competition at Batinikama Secondary School while Labasa II will host their event at Holy Family Secondary School.

“This year we are looking at about 1000 athletes participating in the divisional game,” he said.

“We have been advertising about the Game through social media and we thank the sponsors for their kind help.”

The northern Chow Games will be held from November 15-16.

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