Sports mentor Cavu dies

FIJI Primary School Athletics Association president Paula Cavu has passed away at the age of 78 after a short illness.

His son, Peniasi Cavu, said his father was a man who loved sports.

“Ever since he was growing up, he had socialised himself with sports either rugby, volleyball, cricket and the main one is athletics,” Peniasi said.

“When he was the coach for Suva Rugby Union team in 1989, he will make us wait for him during training. It will go on until it became dark and the we will head home.

‘During that time my mum was a school teacher at Lelean Memorial School and we lived in Davuilevu, so it was quiet a hassle go with him to team training.

“He was a man of passion and integrity who loved his job whether it was teaching his only focus is the development of sport in Fiji.

“He was a part of the committee that founded the Milo Games and the then Twisties Games.

“He was also a life member of Fiji Rugby Union, so every meeting he will always attend even until his passing, he will always make time to go and attend any meeting that associates with sports.”

Cavu comes from Nukuni, Ono-i-Lau, and is survived by his two children, seven grandchildren.

His wife, Kolora Cavu, died in 2006.

His funeral service will be held at Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva, at 10am on Friday. He will be buried at the Vatuwaqa Cemetery.

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