Coke Games 2018: Safety and security paramount

Update: 5:04PM ALMOST 150 events will roll over three days between April 19-21 at the ANZ Stadium in the annual Coca-Cola National Secondary School Athletics Championships.

The culmination of six months of preparations and one month of nationwide district qualifiers, the Coke Games as many call it is the biggest high school gathering for high school students, organisers say.

This year, it gets even bigger, says the Fiji Secondary School Athletics Association (FSSAA).

FSSAA general secretary Vuli Waqa said there were approximately six additional schools, three of them taking part for the first time and he explained safety and security was an important consideration.

“There are 167 high schools in the country and 151 of them have supplied entries for the games. We are just waiting on one more zone now to take place on April 13 and that number may go up because there is a brand new school taking part in that zone,” Waqa said.

?We work very closely with the Fiji Police Force so we are sure the safety and security procedures will be very good. They have this games covered and know what the risks are.?

Adi Cakobau School and Natabua High School are the defending Coke Games champions.

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