Ocea­nia 7s

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Ron­nie Chang, Nadi

It was re­mark­ably and ev­i­dently clear from the sparsely-filled pav­il­ion and em­bank­ments, the host city Suva was not in a po­si­tion to proudly sup­port this his­tor­i­cal two-day sport­ing ex­trav­a­ganza.

This ex­tremely poor sup­port is in­dica­tive of many un­ex­plained rea­sons and I must sym­pa­thise with all the hard­work­ing or­gan­is­ers. Al­low me to throw in my two-cents should the Ocea­nia 7s be con­tem­plated in 2017.

Suva-based ter­tiary, se­condary and pri­mary stu­dents could be en­ticed to show some valu­able sup­port in terms of eye­feast­ing crowd nu­mer­acy.

First 2000 univer­sity stu­dents, with ID pur­chase dis­counted tick­ets for $3 a day.

First 2000 se­condary school stu­dents, in uni­form, pay $2 a day.

First 2000 pri­mary school stu­dents, in uni­form, pay $1 a day. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing par­ents pay $4 each a day. Could this work? Such re­bated tick­ets should be made avail­able only on pre-ar­ranged ba­sis.

Food for thought for pos­si­ble fu­ture ref­er­ence sub­ject to ap­proval by or­gan­is­ers and the Fiji Rugby Union.

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