RKS families and friends celebrate Deans achievements

The Ratu Kadavulevu School U14 rugby team president Samisoni Matasere cuts the celebratory cake with player Apenisa Cavuilati during the schools 2018 Powerade Super Deans Rugby Championship win celebrations yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

FAMILIES and friends gathered today at the Ratu Kadavulevu School ground to mark an important event that took months of commitment and sacrifice.

Old scholars, teachers and parents of RKS were proud of the achievements of their students, sons and brothers when they secured five of the six titles from the Deans rugby competition.

Each player from each grade received certificates of acknowledgments for their bravery and a small sum of money for their participation, including team officials.

The National Substance Abuse Advisory Council chief executive and old scholar Manoa Senikarawa who was the chief guest at the thanksgiving ceremony, acknowledged all the grades for being role models and showing the qualities of a good sportsmanship.

“Thank you for showing what commitment, sacrifice, teamwork and discipline is to other teams during the Deans competition,” Senikarawa said.

“Your performance in the field of play shows your attitude off the field and you’ve proven yourselves and we would like to thank each and every one of you.”

The event also gave the opportune time for teachers, parents, old scholars and students to keep all the good memories they have from the competitions and forget the bad ones that included the downfall of the under 17 team during the quarter-finals.

“I would also like to take this time to remind everyone that not everything will go accordingly and even if we have issues regarding the under 17 grades, we must remember to forgive, forget and keep moving forward,” Senikarawa said.

“Remember the story of the athlete that suffered a hamstring during the race, so if your brothers fall, help them up and finish the race.”

The RKS ruggers won the under 14, 15, 16, 19 and the under 18 grades in the Fiji Secondary Schools rugby competitions that was held last month.

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