Rugby oldies promote prostate cancer fight

Action from the recent Suva Rugby oldies rugby match. Picture: FT FILE

MEMBERS of the Suva Golden Oldies Rugby Club (SGORC) and the Tongan community in Suva took to a game of rugby union yesterday to celebrate the Tongan Constitution Day at the Sacred Heart College ground, Nasese, Suva.

Enacted by King George Tupou I on the November 4, 1985, it designated the makeup of the Tongan government and is celebrated annually by Tongans all over the world.

The SGORC combined with the Tongan community for a friendly rugby game against the Police Oldies Rugby Club team.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate with members of the Tongan community for their Constitution day,” said SGORC vice-president Etika Qica.

He said it was a great way for the neighbouring countries and communities to come together and advocate the awareness against prostate cancer.

Blood tests were also conducted as part of the event.

“As it is Movember, we again are spreading the message to our two communities, especially men against the dangers of prostate cancer and how to change your lifestyle to avoid it,” said Qica.

“If you have not been tested, get it done. If you are waiting for a good time, there is no better time than now.”