Le­lean Win U19 Fi­nal

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Le­lean Me­mo­rial School Un­der-19 team ded­i­cated their win to their par­ents yes­ter­day.

LMS de­feated Ratu Ka­davulevu School 12-8 at the ANZ Sta­dium yes­ter­day. It was an emo­tional mo­ment for the team who played with­out the sup­port of the old schol­ars.

“This win feels so good, sac­ri­fice has truly paid off,” Coach Ali­pate Savai said. “We do not have the sup­port of the old schol­ars, we have been on

our own ba­si­cally and only had the moth­ers and the of­fi­cials who have been with us on this journey. “So I take my hat off to the boys for pulling a win de­spite the chal­lenges.

“We are for­tu­nate that for­mer na­tional rep Sere­maia Bai gave us th­ese jer­seys be­cause his son plays for the U16 grade and he is also an ex-scholar. “Our jer­seys are very old and some don’t even have num­bers on them. “This is a good win for the boys and a good gift for them as they leave school.”

Most of the play­ers in the Un­der-19 team are play­ing for the Suva U20, Naitasiri U20, Namosi and North­land U20 teams. Edited by Osea Bola

Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

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