In­mates are Also In­volved in Rugby and Box­ing: Kean

Fiji Sun - - NATION - Feed­back: SHREEYA VERMA Edited by Ivamere Nataro shreeya.verma@fi­jisun.com.fj

Amenoni Nasi­lasila, a serv­ing pris­oner is cur­rently train­ing with the Namosi Rugby Team.

Nine in­mates have played rep­re­sen­ta­tive rugby while be­ing in­car­cer­ated since 1984, the Fiji Cor­rec­tions Ser­vice (FCS) Com­mis­sioner has con­firmed.

Com­man­der Fran­cis Kean said there were many in­mates in­volved in sports ac­tiv­i­ties, and they were in the process of col­lect­ing data on the num­ber of in­mates who had been play­ing rugby and box­ing out­doors.

Com­man­der Kean was re­spond­ing to ques­tions on for­mer Fi­jian 7s player Amenoni Nasi­lasila, who is cur­rently serv­ing eight years for rape.

Nasi­lasila was train­ing with the Namosi Rugby team last Tues­day at the Suva Gram­mar School grounds. Past in­mates have played rugby for Nadroga, Nadi and Namosi, with two in­mates cur­rently play­ing for the War­dens team and Namosi in the Skip­per Cup.

Four pris­on­ers had par­tic­i­pated in box­ing from the 1990s to 2000s, which in­cluded for­mer Fi­jian mid­dleweight cham­pion Kulini­asi Vasu.

FCS says these in­mates must un­dergo a process and reach a clas­si­fi­ca­tion level as “Low Risk” to qual­ify for the pro­gramme.

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