Nakasi, Noco, Davuilevu in combined games

Ilaitia Matadradra in junior boys 100 metres sprint during the combined Noco High,Nakasi High and Davuilevu High School athletics competition at ANZ Stadium yesterday. Picture: RAMA

IT was a different atmosphere with three schools; Nakasi High, Davuilevu Methodist High and Noco Secondary School in a joint inter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

Nakasi High School principal Praveen Chand said this was special for them, especially for Noco Secondary School.

“They have special relationship with girmitiyas who gave them the role of the

“Luvedra Na Ratu”, while Davuilevu has been by virtue our neighbours thus gave us cost sharing in the hiring of the facilities,” Chand said.

“The collaboration of these three schools has been planned for a very long time. The reason we had included Davuilevu Methodist High school because we are neighbours.

“With Noco Secondary School we have a very special link with Noco because they have given us a special recognition to all the descendants of girmitiyas who were shipwrecked and they buried their bodies,” he said.

“They recused us and buried our ancestors and we belong to them as we are known the Luvedra na Ratu.

“We have a special relationship with Noco. We wanted to take it to another level and that is why we have invited Noco in to our inter-house.

“We are proud to forge this new relationship with these two schools and it has got a historical meaning as well.” He said it was a buildup to the Triple-N Zone as they hoped to stamp their mark in one of the toughest secondary schools competition in Fiji.

“I always remind our athletes that no matter if they win or lose, they should always be happy that they have taken part.

“It’s the spirit of participation that matters.”

Yellow House was crowned the champion of the inter-house competition with 32 gold, 16 silver and six bronze medals.

Red House came in second with 21 gold, 19 silver and 10 bronze medals.

Green House settled in third place with 18 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals.

Blue House came in fourth place with 12 gold, 19 silver and nine bronze medals.

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