Huge turnout at Western Primary Schools Rugby Festival
July 21, 2016 4:03 am
Over two thousand students from seven districts will take part in the Crest Chicken Western Primary School Rugby Festival next month.
The districts include Naitasiri, Nadroga/Navosa, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Vatukoula.
With just over twenty days remaining before the two-day tournament, Western Primary Rugby Association President Albert Wise says the future of primary schools rugby looks promising.
“The Get Into Rugby Programme is part of the World Rugby strategy to grow the game globally in partnership with our member regions and unions. the programme is a central part of the world rugby initiative to grow rugby as we rejoin the Olympic games in Rio de Jainero in 2016 and move towards the rugby world cup 2019 in Japan.”
Wise says the program is helping them take rugby to the grassroots level.
Meanwhile, for the third year in a row, Goodman Fielder provided twenty thousand dollars sponsorship for the festival.
The Western Primary School Rugby Festival will be held on the 12th and the 13th of next month at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.