Ministerial salute for RKS

Members of the Ratu Kadavulevu School U18 during the final in Japan last week. Picture Supplied

THE Minister for Youth and Sport, Laisenia Tuitubou has congratulated the Ratu Kadavulevu School under-18 team for becoming the first Fijian school to win the Sanix World Youth Championship in Fukuoka, Japan. The Lodoni, Tailevu-based team defeated Hasting Boys High School from New Zealand 35-5 last weekend. Tuitubou said the school has made Fiji proud.

“This has been made possible after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Fiji and the Saga Prefecture last year,” Tuitubou said.

“I thank the hosts for having the RKS under-18 team and for sharing with them the essential elements of Japanese culture. “This provides a platform, through sport, for us to support ongoing educational opportunities and to increase co-operation and understanding from a young age.”

The Nacanieli Saumi-coached side defeated St Augustine of Australia 24-21 in the semi-final. RKS, last year, won all the grades in last year’s Coca- Cola Zero Deans Trophy competition and this year’s Coca-Cola Games boys division title after 21 years.

Meanwhile, the team was hosted by the school’s former old scholars in Nadi upon their return yesterday.

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