Nabua, Sangam join forces in competition

Athletes brave the heat during the joint inter-house. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE Nabua Secondary School joined forces with Suva Sangam School to host their interhouse meet in one venue yesterday in order to boost the competition level for the athletes building up towards the zone meet and Coca-Cola Games.

There are many factors that contribute to the positive outcome of the meet such as less financial expenditure, more manpower to officiate but most importantly a mental challenge for athletes when competing against another school.

The school’s head of PEMAC Department Salome Qerewaqa said Suva Sangam would bring out the best from their athletes and that’s part of their plan to unearth talents.

“We are combining our interhouse meet just to get our best athletes into the zone. “If we compete within the school we won’t be able to bring out the best within the athletes but to compete against another school will definitely bring out the best in the athletes for the zone and the Fiji finals,” said Qerewaqa.

Nabua Secondary is looking at developing 30-40 athletes to represent them in the zone.

“We have four houses and around 200 students in Nabua and we are looking at 30 to 40 athletes representing us at the zone and the best will qualify for the Coke Games.

“Many of our elite athletes have left us but we’ve seen that our strengths lie in the sub-junior divisions and we hope to see them give the big schools a good run in the zone,” she said.

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