Kaji ruggers gear up for competition in Sigatoka
13 August, 2019, 12:13 pm
WITH the recent accomplishment of the 2019 Vodafone Super Deans the Fiji Primary School Rugby Union hopes to groom more future rugby players.
Vice -resident Sakiusa Turagabeci said the Vodafone Kaji Rugby Festival was where it all began.
“Those players’ playing in the Deans competition this is where it all begins. Those playing in the Flying Fijians they all came out from the Kaji rugby competition,” he said.
“As you can see we are the largest rugby union in Fiji with a total of 22,432 registered players and for us this is our future rugby players that will one day represent the country.
“We focus on grassroot development where our young children are taught the basics of rugby and when they go up to secondary school they have the slightest idea on what is expected from them.
“The actual development comes from primary school development.
“These four days will see tough competition from all teams and our theme for this year’s games is development comes first and winning come later.”
He added that they are the only rugby union in Fiji that exactly executes their game plan.
“When are school wins the Deans trophy this is where it all started.
“We a expecting tough players, there will be upsets but what is important the development of a young boy to become a professional player.”
A total of 40 districts are taking part in the rugby festival all the way from Ono I Lau and the whole of Fiji.
The tournament will be officially opened by the Turaga na Kalevu Ratu Tevuta Makutu at Lawaqa Park today.