Kaji Safety Para­mount: Ravou­vou

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Ka­iava Ravou­vou is grate­ful af­ter the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and Fiji Pri­mary Schools Kaji Rugby agreed to can­cel the com­pe­ti­tion at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yes­ter­day. Ravou­vou said while the wet weather has put a stop to the three­day an­nual event they are look­ing for­ward to the safety of the chil­dren which should al­ways be para­mount.

“We’re just wor­ried about the chil­dren’s safety so we feel the de­ci­sion to can­cel the games was the right thing to do,” Ravou­vou said. “The play­ers are ob­vi­ously not ex­cited about the can­cel­la­tion but kids will al­ways be kids. They love the rain and they still want to play but we have to look out for them and make sure that they are okay and safe. “We can’t blame the weather, we are just thank­ful we are here in Suva to par­tic­i­pate and we thank God for his pro­vi­sion.”

A to­tal of $31,350 has been spent to bring the Ka­davu net­ball and rugby teams. “Bring­ing 190 stu­dents to Suva has not been cheap with one stu­dent pay­ing $165 each,” he said. “But we’re not wor­ried about the money, our main con­cern are the kids and their well-be­ing.

“The rain re­ally changes the way we play and our boys are not able to play to their full po­ten­tial. But other then that, the com­pe­ti­tion has been good for us and we are just happy we are here.” Edited by Osea Bola

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