Touch rugby in need

FORMER Suva Touch association president Charles Cleary spoke on how the association is in need of finance to help them run the competition every week.

Cleary says since the ground at Sacred Heart College is available they still need money to function.

“For the past 20 years we had been trying to get sponsorship,” he said.

“Just because we are a minor sport, a lot of companies don’t think its worthy it to sponsor this kind of sport.

“I tell you the amount of people that come in every Saturday to take part is amazing and mostly of all, where we will be representing the country in next year’s Pacific Games in Samoa.”

He added that asking a large amount of money from companies would be worth to help young players achieve their dreams.

The Touch Rugby Federation is also closely monitoring the competition that is held in Suva and Nadi to help select the national team for next year’s World Cup in Australia.

Cleary also thanked teams that had joined the association for this year’s season. The Vuladamu Eagles from Delainavesi and the Breakers team which consist of old players from other clubs was formed this team to take part.

Former club Eastern Hawks returned after missing out for a couple of years and also new in the competition is a Rotuman team called the Tahi.

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