Suva plans ahead

Suva Rugby Union chairman Penioni Naliva, left, players and Ram Sami Ltd business development manager Abdul Shameer at the Junior Escott Shield cheque presentation at Nasinu yesterday. Picture: MAIKELI SERU

The Suva Rugby Union has taken a bold step in starting its Junior Escott Shield competition.

Launched at the Wallsons headquarters at the Valelevu Tax Free Zone in Nasinu yesterday, the Ram Sami Junior Escott Shield 2021 championship, is an investment for the future for the union.

It is to develop their youngsters.

“It is for our future,” SRU chairman Penioni Naliva said.

“This is about developing our young rugby players at the grassroots level to become good future rugby players. It has been one of our long term plans.”

“Schools rugby has been compartmentalised where children are engaged in athletics on the first term and follow other programs throughout the year.”

“The Rami Sami Junior Escott Shield is an ongoing program where children train, play and at the same time engage in their educational programs.”

“A child who trains to become fit will live a healthy lifestyle and automatically do well in school. Good sportsmen and sportswomen create good personnel.”

“This is a way too where the Junior Escott Shield program becomes the feeder to our local clubs then to our provincial competition teams and national sides.”

“We are thankful top Ram Sami for supporting Suva rugby Union during these difficult times and I invite families and friends to come down on Thursday and Fridays to support our youngsters.”

In presenting the $15,000 sponsorship cheque to Naliva, Ram Sami business development manager Abdul Shameer said the company wanted to help Fijians progress.

“We are very happy and blessed to partner with Suva Rugby Union to help children. We love to work with them for their future because it is our way of giving back to our communities.”

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