Rugby session for kids club

Rugby Academy Fiji Kids Club members at Albert Park. Picture: RUGBY ACADEMY FIJI

The number of children signing up with the Rugby Academy Fiji program has increased tremendously as many show a keen interest in rugby.

Rugby Academy Fiji founder and former Flying Fijian player Seremaia Bai said the academy had seen the growth of their program since sports resumed this year.

“Before we normally get 35 to 45 children now it’s close to 80 children,” he said about the children signing up to be part of the program.

The program is about getting children involved in an active, fun and friendly space where they can also have some form of exercise.

He said the program would continue when school started next year, something that children could look forward to.

Members of the Kids Club enjoy themselves at Albert Park. Picture: RUGBY ACADEMY FIJI

“The children who are part of the program are eager to listen and they get on with the drills and games really well,” he said.

He said their biggest challenge was finding facilities where they can do their programs.

“We can only use facilities when it’s available to us and there is also the issue of transportation of our staff and equipment as we continue to grow in numbers.

“Our weekly sessions are on Tuesdays from 3pm to 4pm and Saturday mornings from 9am to 10am.

“Our Saturday morning session is very special to us because we try and involve parents in the exercises.

“It is an opportunity for parents especially working parents to do some fun sessions together with their children.”

The program is for boys and girls from the ages of five to 13.

Children listen attentively during a program session at Albert Park. Picture: RUGBY ACADEMY FIJI

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