Two Grades for Naitasiri North

Fiji Sun - - Sports - JUS­TINE MAN­NAN Edited by Naisa Koroi

Naitasiri North de­fied all odds to take part in the 2016 Rewa Galaxy Kaji Rugby com­pe­ti­tion.

Last year Naitasiri North fielded teams for all grades from 10 schools but this year only two schools man­aged to put to­gether the Un­der-13 and U14 teams. Team man­ager Jo­sua Takala said most of the schools pulled out be­cause of the less prepa­ra­tion time and ex­am­i­na­tions. “Nor­mally we would have a lot of schools who would make up all the grades but it’s not the case this year,” Takala said. “We are happy we man­aged to rep­re­sent Naitasiri North in two grades. “Tour­na­ments such as the Kaji rugby is a good way for us to bring out the tal­ents in our young rugby play­ers.” As teach­ers, he said they needed to ed­u­cate our chil­dren in all as­pects of ed­u­ca­tion and not just give them books, but ac­tu­ally take them out and let them com­pete. “Some may ex­cel in­side the class­room and some might ex­cel on the field so we re­ally need to get them in­volved be­cause it helps de­velop them also and we need to give them that op­por­tu­nity,” he said.

Photo: Paulini Rat­u­lailai

The Naitasiri North rugby team at the ANZ Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

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