Pacific Games: President Konrote pleads for unity

Members of the Team Fiji contingent to the South Pacific Games at the State House in Suva yesterday after presenting their iTatau to the President. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

“IN all you do, work together in unity because in unity anything is possible”.

These were the sentiments of the president of Fiji, Jioji Konrote to the Samoa Pacific Games Team Fiji delegation who presented their itatau yesterday.

In an emotional send-off, the president congratulated and reminded the contingent to carry out their duty in one spirit and in togetherness.

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Fiji I congratulate you all for making it into the team, many are called but a few are chosen and for all those who are here, you are the chosen ones so wear the colour with pride.

“In your journey to the Pacific Games I want you all to work together, watch over each other and work with your coaches and managers,” said Konrote.

With a large number of students and young athletes participating at the Games, Konrote commended the sports federations for encouraging their sport in the young people.

“It is a good sign to see a lot of school students and young athletes who are going to be representing the country to Samoa,” he said.

“This is a sign of progress and I must commend every sporting federation for being active in promoting sports and wellbeing into these young people.”

Leading the team Fiji to the itatau yesterday was Fiji’s chef de mission Patrick Bower and section managers Chris Yee, Calvin Yee and Ajay Ballu.

The first batch from the Fiji Team contingent will be leaving our shores on July 5 for the Samoa Pacific Games which will be held from July 7 to 20.

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