Best teams for Martintar 7s, Wardens to face challenge

THE much anticipated Fiji

Women’s Crisis Centre Martintar 7s tournament that commences this morning has attracted the country’s best 7s teams.

Defending champion Wardens Gold will be given a good run for its money with the presence of Bayley Coral Coast 7s champion First Light Taveuni, Marist 7s champion Tabadamu and other 7s giants such as Newnet Yasawa, McDonalds Saunaka, Police and Nawaka.

Tournament organiser Timoci Waqaniburotu said the competition would be tougher compared with last year.

He said the presence of the country’s top teams would raise the level of competition to newer heights.

Waqaniburotu said the tournament would also showcase some of the untapped talents in the West.

He said most new teams would take part this year and some would be given the opportunity to gauge their standards against champions teams listed above.

“Big teams such as Wardens Gold, Tabadamu, Police, Westfield Saunaka,First Light Taveuni,Fiji Bitter Nawaka,Yasawa and MacDonald Saunaka have been seeded in their respective pools,” he said.

“A total of 40 teams will battle for the top award and it will be interesting two days of competition.”

Waqaniburotu said four women’s teams from the West would also take part in the two-day tournament in Nadi.

“The response from teams this year are very encouraging with few teams unfortunate to miss out.”

Meanwhile, BLK have agreed to provide uniforms for officials.

The first game will kick off at 9am between last year’s champion Wardens Gold and Vuda.

The entry fee to the ground is $6 for adults and $2 for under 12 years and under.

The tournament will be held at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

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