Torn rugby boots pushes Kandunn on

WE might have the talent in the different fields in which we occupy ourselves in but what will differentiate people is the guts to push beyond limits.

And for Saimone Kandunn, his dream to become a Fiji rep will not be deterred by the conditions of his rugby boots as he participated in the Peoples Community Network-sponsored Suva Primary School Kaji rugby competition.

What stood out about the Vatuwaqa Primary School under-10 winger were the flip flop-like sounds from his torn boots while running around at the St Marcellin Primary School grounds yesterday.

He’s been using the pair of boots for some time now and he said his love for the sport made him to be available for their team to come to the games venue.

“I love rugby,” he said.

“I want to be a Fijian rugby player and I don’t mind if my boots are like this.”

The young, enthusiastic rugger from Sawakasa in Tailevu said he was looking forward to their plate final next week.

His coach, Mika Driubalavu, commended Kandunn for his commitment.

Driubalavu said Kandunn was a strong player and the spirit he had got him into the team even though the Year Four student came to the ground with torn boots.

“It’s what they can afford and that doesn’t take away his attitude of playing rugby.”

Driubalavu said the school had managed to form three teams in the U9, U11 and U13 grades after a lapse of four years.

“I wish to call for the parents to please come and support the players,” he said.

“This can be evident in the fallout of the school teams in four years, we need them (parents) to accompany their kids and cheer them on every time they play.”

The Laucala Bay-based primary school will compete in the plate semi-final next week.

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