Veiuto start search for new tal­ents

Fiji Sun - - Sport - GRACE NARAYAN Edited by Leone Cabenatabua Feed­back: grace.narayan@fi­

Over 700 stu­dents of Veiuto Pri­mary School par­tic­i­pated in their In­ter-Class Ath­let­ics com­pe­ti­tion at the ANZ Sta­dium, Suva yes­ter­day.

This is to iden­tify stu­dents to rep­re­sent the school at the up­com­ing FMF Chow Games where they’re the de­fend­ing girl’s cham­pi­ons. The prom­i­nent Suva school suf­fered a set­back when head coach Owen Ra­tu­maikoro was trans­ferred at the start of the third term.

Ath­let­ics co­or­di­na­tor, Wise Namosi­malua said there is an im­prove­ment shown in terms of per­for­mance.

“In our school we don’t have in­ter-house but we have in­ter­class where stu­dents com­pete in their sep­a­rate grades and that is from un­der-9 to14,” Namosi­malua said. “The main rea­son for host­ing this com­pe­ti­tion is to se­lect ath­letes who record the best times that qual­ify them for the Suva Zone ath­let­ics meet. This year we cre­ated some­thing new by in­clud­ing the par­tic­i­pa­tion of classes 1, 2 and 3 stu­dents.

“Again our per­for­mance has im­proved com­pared to last year be­cause the chil­dren have been go­ing through three weeks of train­ing be­fore to­day’s meet.” Namosi­malua said they’ve three weeks to pre­pare for the zone meet and the stu­dents are in high spir­its to de­liver their best.

“We’re look­ing at field­ing 120 ath­letes in the Suva zone com­pe­ti­tion. We would like to thank par­ents, guardians, teach­ers and the school man­age­ment for their con­tin­u­ous sup­port in mak­ing this in­ter­class ath­let­ics com­pe­ti­tion a suc­cess.”

Photo: Jone Lu­ven­i­toga

Veiuto Pri­mary School girls Un­der-9 4x100m re­lay at the ANZ Sta­dium, Suva on Septem­ber 16, 2017.

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